The Lackloves

The Lackloves

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Biography

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.

In mid-2001, Jim McGarry of Rainbow Quartz Records caught wind of The Lackloves, and after hearing the material he 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 (including a live performance 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 Beat and the Time was recorded at Milwaukee's Remote Planet Studios in the fall and winter of '03 and has surpassed even the Lackloves' starcitybaby for sheer melody, harmony and songcraft with a more muscular, polished and psychedelic effort which will put a smile on any Rainbow Quartz fan.

Discography

The Beat And The Time (2004)
Star City Baby (200)