REVIEW album LUCKYandLOVE Lucky+Love

L.A. Based Lucky+Love Release Debut

Lucky+Love

LUCKYandLOVE

Los Angeles-based duo Lucky+Love have released their eponymous debut album 'Lucky+Love’. Here they swing from their harder edge, seen in the first single ‘Digging in the Earth’, to the brilliant and dreamy 'Full Moon'.

Their sound is captivating and accessible to even non-synthpop lovers due to their new wave element, reminiscent of (but definitely no copycat of) such bands as Phantogram, Ladytron, Glass Candy, Chromatics, Broadcast, Le Tigre, and Marnie.

The 8 electrified tracks on this LP were written when bandmates Loren Luck (drums, synths) and April Love (vocals, keyboards, guitar) were living next to a noisy construction site in Glendale, California. Here they successfully incorporate synth-heavy bass with polyphonic harmonies and crystalline vocals, propelling the music into trance-inducing territory.

Inspired by artists such as New Order, OMD, Depeche Mode, Washed Out, Tycho, PJ Harvey and Cocteau Twins, their sound falls beautifully into an everyman’s land between electro rock, dream pop, electronica and synth gaze.

This record is an electronic music record, but comes from a more traditional place, where OMD or Kraftwork came from – one of an unsampled, unprogrammed live recording originally at 192kHz/24-bit quality.

This album came to light through recordings at Eagle Rock's Cave Studio with Josiah Mazzaschi (Light FM), sessions with sound editor Morgen Stary, and Comp-ny Studio with Grammy winner Be Hussey (Guides). The vinyl release was mastered by Kevin Gray, who most recently engineered the reissue of Vangelis's Blade Runner.

Originally from Silver Lake, California, the band formed in 2014, their name inspired by The Good Luck bar where the two had met in 2006. Several mai tai's later, Loren started a music label and began playing drums for April's original band. The two later rented out a warehouse in downtown Los Angeles, built a personal skate ramp, screen printed glow-in-the-dark wedding posters, and launched www.luckyandlove.com. Graphic designers by day, they decided to trade in ball-and-chain laptops forever in favor of playing dirty lo-fi electronica.

Lucky+Love currently write and record in their music studio in Echo Park, California. The band is looking forward to recording new tracks with legendary producer John Fryer (This Mortal Coil, Nine Inch Nails, Cocteau Twins, Love and Rockets, Depeche Mode) with plans to drop more singles later in 2017.

With support globally from Southern Record Distributors, this album is available from a record store near you.

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