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""Frontier" review in Billboard"

Lifestyle offers Frontier, a hook-laden collection of pure synth-pop. For an idea of what it sounds like, picture Morrissey on Prozac fronting A-ha. If reunions from both New Order and Roxy Music have yet to prove that another revival of '80s nostalgia is under way, Lifestyle's Frontier is further evidence... With enough positivity and catchy melodies to put a smile on the face of even the biggest cynic, one might be tempted to call Frontier an album of mindless retro-pop. Just don't expect to hear any apologies from the band.
- Billboard Magazine


""Frontier" review by Emil Hyde"

Instead of the silliness I expected, Frontier turned out to be one of the most assuredly grown-up and musically sophisticated poptronica albums I've heard in quite some time... Many of the songs feature mellow chords more typical of Burt Bacharach than Bronski Beat, along with cool calypso and subtly ska-inflected rhythms. Lifestyle makes up for lost manpower through technology, injecting buzzing analog basses, shiny digital synth pads, and electronic beats into the otherwise rock-oriented arrangements.
Sean Drinkwater's voice is an odd hybrid of Simon LeBon and Beck, minus the accents and triple-distilled for extra smoothness. Lyrically, Drinkwater casts himself as a low-budget poptronica Lothario...This frank romantic/sexual honesty is reminiscent of the notoriously blunt love/lust lyrics of Serge Gainsbourg and Momus -- except with less cynicism, and more tact. - 100unnatural.com


"live review"

If an audience defines the sound of the band, there really is no way to describe Lifestyle -- the group somehow managed to draw a mixed bag of sullen indie-rockers, drunken college students, grinning thirty-somethings and several individuals who just may have been Duran Duran reborn.
With a live energy that is completely infectious, Lifestyle picks up where new wave left off years ago. Drinkwater's vocals combine sexual power and a boyish charm apparent in his smooth disco undulations, and the rest of the band puts out their image in a giddy way that says dance, please. Because of the small venue, Drinkwater was able to coax the audience into motion; pointing, jumping on and off the stage and weaving through the crowd at will. Girls screamed and reached out to touch his leather jacket as if he were a lesser version of Bono -- and he appeared to love every hyped-up second. Stone sported a sparkly, pink feather boa, which he alternately wore or tossed out to the crowd, and Swallow and Trolley fed off their frenzy.
- The Daily Free Press


Discography

"At the risk of sounding pretetious..." LP, 1998
"Comapnion" LP, 1998
"Frontier" EP 2001
"Adventure" LP, 2005

COMPS
"Changing" - Know Your Enemy, 2000
"It doesn't mean that I don't love you if I forget to call you back" - Popagando, 2001
"Doorway to Norway" - POPvolume #3, 2002
"Glorious Pilgrimage" - Schuell Music Sampler, 2002
"Are you coming on to me?" - These are the songs you wanted to hear, 2003

AIRPLAY
"You Don't Believe in Heaven" - New England Product Spotlight, WFNX, 2004

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Bio

Armed with big, catchy hooks, Boston’s Lifestyle are back and ready for more electropop action. The band formed in 1996 and two years later released "At the Risk of Sounding Pretentious," their well-received debut record, as well as little brother bonus CD Companion. Over time, the band refined itself from a loose collective of 9-12 members into a tighter, more determined three-piece. Now the band consists of three people who like to make the same kind of music, and who are doing material that’s a little closer to their hearts, using new wave influences as a backdrop for more straight-ahead pop songs. Remaining from the early ‘96 days are synthesizer player The Captain Boothnavy Swallow, vocalist Sean T. Drinkwater, and rhythm-master/synth operator Damascus Trolley.