The Lovetones “City Meets the Stars”

By Emily Becker on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010  |  839 views

Indie Rock, Indie-Pop

The Lovetones “City Meets the Stars” The Lovetones “City Meets the Stars”

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If you’re one of the many still lamenting that there will never be another Go-Betweens record after the untimely passing of Grant McLennan in 2006, give The Lovetones’ “City Meets the Stars” a listen. Though head Lovetone Matthew Tow’s voice tends more toward Robert Forster’s on “Karen” than McLennan’s on “The Clock,” Tow captures the taut melodies, the dark emotions, and the labyrinthine jangles nearly as well as his fellow legendary Aussies.

Tow also wrote a couple songs for The Brian Jonestown Massacre back in 2003, but The Lovetones draw on a different set of influences than BJM. Creating a memorable hook built from minor keys is paramount for Tow on “City Meets the Stars.” The brief guitar solo rips through the song’s fog and breaks the mood before the notes settle back down as the song ends around Tow’s ambiguous lyrical pronouncement: “We are almost there…”

Lost, The Lovetones’ fifth full-length, hit the streets on September 28, 2010 courtesy of Planting Seeds Records.

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