LUV DOT GOV, The Judy Blooms

LUV DOT GOV

The Judy Blooms

Tue ยท April 16, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

LUV DOT GOV
LUV DOT GOV
Luv Dot Gov, the brainchild of Matthew Pop (vocals/guitar) and Stevie Seaweeds (drums/vocals), was born on a rooftop in Brooklyn in the summer 2016 as a response to dark, trying times โ€” both personally and politically. The band would quickly become a vehicle for some of the best emotionally honest power pop this side of the 90s. Thankfully, they were armed with the finest collection of tunes penned by Pop over the course of his decades-long career, marrying heartbroken but hopeful lyrics to sticky-sweet melodies โ€” all set to precisely arranged, chunky down-tuned guitars.
By fall 2016, the fledgling Luv Dot Gov had recruited Sean Egan on bass, and had a few local gigs under their belts. However, stressed and depressed in a post-election US, Pop ran away to Scotland for a brief respite in November. It was here he linked up with Graeme Young, a producer and operator of Chamber Studio in Edinburgh. A plan was soon hatched to record Luv Dot Gov's debut album abroad, taking advantage of Young's top notch equipment, expertise and extensive network of first-class musicians. After another smattering of stateside and UK shows, Matt and Steve decamped to Scotland for the spring of 2017 to lay down tracks for the record. Here, isolated from the stressors of the States, the songs blossomed into intricate but accessible pop-rock anthems, equally suited for blasting out a car stereo or headphones-on introspection.
Upon Matt and Steve's return to New York that summer, the band rounded out its roster by bringing in Patrick Fischer (keyboard/synth) and Matt Middleton (lead guitar). Now equipped to capture the record's expansive arrangements live, the new five-piece lineup started honing their skills, sharpening their set into a muscular, airtight slice of indie rock. Soon thereafter, they began booking gigs at venues both trendy and historic (Pine Box Rock Shop, the Bitter End), winning over audiences with their lively stage presence and nostalgic yet forward-thinking sound. Meanwhile, Young continued refining tracks across the pond; the resulting album, the hooky and bittersweet "At Least We've Got This Madness," has been released in spring 2018. In honour of its release, the band played nearly a dozen shows during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, along with many UK and US tour dates this summer.
The Judy Blooms
The Judy Blooms
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.theboweryelectric.com/