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Murder on My Mind

by Lovehammers

Straight forward in your face rock-n-roll. No smoke no mirrors, just rock.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Tunnel
3:47 $0.99
2. Eyes Can't See
3:48 $0.99
3. Wait For No One
2:49 $0.99
4. Better Off (Walk Away)
3:18 $0.99
5. Clouds
5:10 $0.99
6. Say You're Sorry
4:18 $0.99
7. Over and Out
3:16 $0.99
8. This Town
4:10 $0.99
9. Call of Distress
3:01 $0.99
10. Low-life Insurance (Let's Get Wasted)
3:39 $0.99
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Album Notes
Lovehammers have carved out their own space in the Chicago music scene by their hard work and dedication to their fans. Described as "The most Un-Pretentious Fuck-You Rock-N-Roll Band," this quartet has done their homework and is a breath of fresh air in this often-stale industry.

Lovehammers have stepped up to put the spark back in modern rock and they've brought their welder's torches with them. It's about time a band has turned up with full guns drawn, ready to delve out some serious rock and roll without skimping on the sex and debauchery that grunge so foolishly discarded. Their latest release Murder on My Mind, which has independently sold over 8,000 copies, encapsulates the Lovehammers' arrival as an act that sweeps aside the mope for pure sweat and energy. Murder collects the best elements of grunge and hard rock with a twist of punk that stems from the pure adrenaline the band possesses. Singer Martin Casey has best been described as a cross between Mick Jagger and Axl Rose, while the Kourelis brothers man the rhythm section with a sex appeal that is reminiscent to the early days of rock-n-roll. At the same time, guitarist Billy Sawichik effortlessly rips through riffs and chords to complete this power quartet.

Their latest sessions with Steve Albini (Nirvana, Bush, Pixies), allowed the band to feel and create their own sound. Starting with a "vibe," their songwriting process is continuously developed by sparking off each other. As on stage, the Lovehammers' music is about creating energy, building up momentum and pushing it in the right direction. In the past few months Lovehammers' music has been featured on television shows, print, and requested for movie soundtracks. "The Tunnel" will be featured in the 2005 Motion Picture "Communication Breakdown," "This Town" has been chosen to be the theme song for the World Shidokan Championships on ESPN, "Let's get Wasted" was heard on the NBC series "Starting Over," and the band can be seen in a Commonwealth Edison regional television commercial, as well as an episode of NBC's "Starting Over." Additionally, Lovehammers have recently been featured on the cover of SOAK Magazine.

The band's perseverance and hard work have gained them several awards such as "Lucky Strike Band to Band Combat" National Contest Winner, featuring them on the back of Rolling Stone Magazine, and were runner up in the John Lennon songwriting contest for "Rain on the Brain," and voted one of the top ten unsigned bands in America by Mars Music.

Continuously selling out shows in Chicago, Lovehammers have also played sold out shows in New York, LA's Viper Room and Whiskey A Go Go. Adding to their Midwest tour, they toured with Nickelback/Jerry Cantrell, and have opened for such national acts as Interpol, Cold, Puddle of Mudd, Tantric, Revis, Alien Ant Farm, Lifehouse, American Hi-Fi, New Found Glory, and Hed PE to name only a few. They have also been invited to play SXSW, MOB Fest, CMJ and Atlantis Music Conference.

"Murder on my Mind", recorded at Smart Studios, was debuted on the following Billboard Charts:

Independent Album Chart
Internet Album Chart
Heat Seekers Chart
East Album Chart
East North Central Album Chart



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The Lovehammers Rock with emotion-causing lyrics!
This was my first Lovehammers CD. I quit listening to today's music because it sucked! Lovehammers has brought me back to looking out for new music. This CD provides pure joy with pounding music and outstanding lyrics. All the songs on the CD are great. I wish that they went on tour, I would certainly see them!

Tracy W. in Shellsburg, Iowa

This band is the OPPOSITE of non-conforming!
There are so many reasons why I absolutely LOVE this CD!! A lot of bands can have great music, or an awesome singer - - but the Lovehammers have both. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that there is a wide range of vocals offered on this CD. Unfortunately there are many performers where upon listening to their full CD, you realize that ALL of their songs sound the same. Sure, they may not have the same words or the same music, but there's no creativity. And if there IS creativity, then some of the songs end up going to crap due to their overcompensation. The Lovehammers take the cake though as far as I'm concerned. From the jumpin' up and down excitement of "This Town" to the matter-of-fact lyrics of "Wait For No One" intoxicating tones of "The Tunnel" to the smooth sounds in the beginning of "Eyes Can't See" to the acoustic-sounding "Call of Distress" to the all-out rockin' "Low-life Insurance (Let's Get Wasted)". They provide a kick-ass rock group sound with a bit of grunge, along with an excellent use of voice inflections to carry their songs home. I can't even say that there's any song that I don't like on this CD. There are favorites, yes, but each song has a quality that I like about it. That's a pretty rare find these days.

Dave Spear

Thankfully Marty was not picked up by INXS! He is a true rocker and belongs with Lovehammers, not some second-rate, hasbeen pop band like INXS. This CD is kick-ass and I totally dig The Tunnel, rippin' song! Rippin' CD. Great job guys! Wish I was in Chicago to catch you guys live!


Call of distress
I love the cd the band. The Sound the city ...

Defend Chicago


Awsome album
Discovered LOVEHAMMERS through Marty's appearance on Rockstar:INXS, this album is fantastic you will not be disappointed, CLOUDS is my favourite track, hope to see you guys in the UK one day soon.


Independant artists... does it get any better than this?
Great Album. I love it when I buy a CD not really knowing what to expect and I can listen to and love every song.

The Dolphin

Love it, Love it, Love it!!!!
I am burning up this CD in my car. Love Lovehammers. Love Marty Casey. You guys are awesome!

My favorite tracks are Tunnel, Eyes Can't See, Wait For No One, Over and Out, This Town, and Low Life Insurance.

If you don't have his CD ... Get it. You'll be so happy you did!


Casey ROCKS!
Obviously I came to this CD via Rock Star: INXS....but I am in love. Every song is extremely listenable and radio worthy. You can definitely see the influences of early nineties alternative bands. I will be looking forward to more offerings from the Lovehammers!


Great new band. I hope they get the expoisure they need opening for INXS>
Great CD Eyes Can't See great song.Can't wait for a new CD from the band

Janice from NH

Marty Casey and the Lovehammers simply rock!
I absolutely love this CD. It's hardhitting rock reminds me of bands in the late 70's. Similar to Zepplin, Sabbath and Bowie combined. Clouds, Eyes Can't See and Over and Out blew me away. I can't wait to hear the next CD, hurry!
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