April 15 2008
Tune in this Friday at 5:30pm for another 414 Music with Scott Mullins. He will have The Lackloves live in our studios. The Lackloves will be having a cd release party this Saturday, April 19th at Linneman's Riverwest Inn at 9pm.
The Lackloves were formed in 1996 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Mike Jarvis of early-90's power-pop band The Blow Pops, who enjoyed international success with the release of the classic pop albums "Charmed, I'm Sure" and "American Beauties", both released on Get Hip Records. Originally formed as a power trio with Dedrik Bornslger on bass and Tommy D on drums, The Lackoves picked up right where the Blow Pops left off.
In 1999, Jarvis got the Lackloves into the studio and on tape. These sessions, with former Blow Pop Nick Randazzo on drums, and the addition of lead guitarist Bob Eickhoff, resulted in the now out of sight, out of print, "As Far As You Know", the fine performances on which do well to showcase Jarvis's Lennon/Townshend/Wilson-inspired pop gems. The disc quickly sold out of its initial pressing and can now be found only in the extensive record collections of pop aficionados worldwide.
In mid-2001, Jim McGarry of Rainbow Quartz Recordscaught wind of The Lackloves, and after hearing a few tunes, signed the band and sent them into the studio. A year later, "starcitybaby" was released on Rainbow Quartz. Recorded at Milwaukee studio Walls Have Ears, with ex-Blow Pop Jack Rice now on bass and drummer Nick Verban, the album has a fuller, more realized sound than the previous Lackloves release.
The band, now with ace Milwaukee whiz Don Moore on lead guitar, played worldwide in support of "starcitybaby", including stints in Madrid, London (inclucing a live performane on BBC Radio), Toronto, LA, New York, Chicago, and in late 2003, Tokyo, Japan. 2003 also saw the return of original drummer Tommy D back into the fold to pound out the beat for The Lackloves second full-length platter on Rainbow Quartz Records.
The Lackloves - "Bended Knees"