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Single x 3 = Thringle

And that’s just what The Love Me Nots have tossed out there as a taste of their upcoming album, The Demon and the Devotee. Available right now on CD Baby, Thringle whets the appetite with a 1-2-3 punch of the Spector/garage hybrid that this Arizona band has consistently excelled at.

Once again working with the legendary Jim Diamond, the band combines catchy but meaty pop songs with a sonic wallop that’s at once retro and current. Vocalist Nicole Laurenne is the personification of sultry, but she can pounce as well as she can purr. And while I’m enamored with her presence front and center, the whip-crack trio standing alongside her (Michael Johnny Walker, Kyle Rose Stokes, Jay Lien) are equally critical cogs in this machine.

Video: “You’re Really Something

The Love Me Nots have dropped three albums in recent years, and with each one they get better. I’m already smiling at the ringing twelve string chiming on “The Girl Lights Up“, but I’ll save my thoughts on these three tracks until the full length comes out.

The Demon and the Devotee will soon be available in Europe on Bad Reputation Records, with a US release on Atomic A Go Go Records shortly afterwards. So drop the two dollars now and get your Thringle on. And if you haven’t already done so, I recommend that you grab those other three albums to help hold you over.

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Farfisa Love

Love Me Nots Bug Jar

A sound is worth a thousand pictures

I told you that I love me some Love Me Nots.

I told you that they were coming to my town, were gonna party it down, and I was excited. Well, here’s what happened. Check out the review at BLURT…but more importantly, check out the band!

By the way…that picture up there is from one of the coolest DJs in Rochester. One of these days we’re gonna shake hands, because we’ve walked by each other unknowingly for years. But probably not during his shift.

And the picture in the BLURT article is from this guy, who is the unsung hero of this town. (We have shaken hands).

They’re Really Something

Love Me Nots 2

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Love Me Some Love Me Nots

What's not to love?

What's not to love?

They’re coming to my town, gonna party it down.

Their first two albums were short, sharp and killer; the second (Detroit) made my Top Ten in 2008. Now they have a brand new one, Upsidedown Insideout, and it is yet another ass-kicker. More on that very soon, as I’ll be reviewing both the live show and the album. Bug Jar, here I come!

Until then, check this out, and this, and this! Then listen to some new tracks here. (You might also want to check out these guys too – Michael Johnny Walker doesn’t like to sit still.)

 Of course, anyone watching The Love Me Nots won’t sit still either. Matter of fact, with a stunning duo like Nicole Laurenne and Kyle Rose Stokes up front, my blood pressure will need to be watched closely. New drummer Bob Hoag has his work cut out for him, but I’m sure he didn’t make the cut by being anything less than awesome.

Did I mention that I’m excited that I’m going to finally get to see them live tonight? (I thought so.)

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