Sadly for the band, Brian will be moving to the greener pastures of Ohio. I don’t mean that rosily, I mean they literally have pastures that are way greener than ours. Brian’s service to the band and his friendship have been fantastic and appreciated, and he will be missed. While playing on some crucial tunes (new record “Oh the Places You’ll Go Wrong” coming out soon, btw!) he also fixed the van AND built our EGO BOX. So his many contributions were and remain vital. Thank you, Brian, and best wishes moving on.
Now, I know what you’re thinking – “they probably got a Lebanese pharmacist to replace Brian… p-shhhh – they’re so predictable!” To that I say, yeah, you’re right, we did. His name is Salem and, like the Lot to which he has no relation, he is full of haunting ambition and unspeakable skills. Having bought all our records, he showed up to his audition already knowing 12 of our more difficult songs. While he was playing the normally laughable (in our world, at least) 5–string bass it was tolerated for its big DEVO sticker. You know that scene in Princess Bride where mid–duel they switch hands only to reveal that they are actually even better at their craft than previously thought? Salem did the whole audition using a pick, even though he had never used a pick. On our second pass of the songs, he disposed of the pick and suddenly he elevated his playing even more. We’re looking forward to breaking him July 15th at Gilman. Welcome to the promised land, Salem!*
*We promise you nothing but the horseplay, tomfoolery and buffoonery for which you signed up.
Here's a song from Brain's last show with us.
If you've been clamoring for more information about the Undercover Presents show we were just part of, or couldn't make it and want to know more we've got some LINKS FOR YOU!
Here are some videos of our performance of "Pulling Teeth" by Green Day at the Undercover Presents Dookie tribute show that took place at the Fox Theater in Oakland on February 19th.
On Friday, Feb 19 we're excited to be participating in this tribute/benefit/rock show. 15 bands from 15 genres each covering a song from Green Day's "Dookie". The show is at the posh Fox Theater in Oakland and is raising money to benefit lil ol' not-so-posh Gilman St.
You can just buy tickets here or you can make a donation and get varying levels of swag here.
Head on over to the Love Songs' Facebook page to see some photos from the Subhumans tour we just completed.
Our Northern and Central Valley mini-tour with Subhumans is about to begin. It starts in Oakland on Oct 23rd. Check out more information on all the shows.
A few days before we start the tour with the Subhumans, we will be recording at Fantasy Studios for the upcoming UnderCover Presents Dookie Tribute Record. The record will feature a number of different groups each preforming one song from the album, with two live performances to take place in Berkeley on February 19th and 20th.
Saving the most exciting for last, we spent a weekend at Jingletown Recording Studio with Chris Dugan recently and recorded a new album. We hope to start mixing in November, more updates to come!
We are excited to announce that we are doing some Northern and Southern California shows with Subhumans (UK) this October. More details to come.
The website has a fresh coat of paint now. It should work a lot better on mobile devices. We've also gone and trimmed out some of the excess crap from here.
In addition to the new site, we also have a new mailing list, meaning if you've previously gotten emails about shows from us and want to continue to get them, you will need to sign up again.