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by Lovehammers

Lovehammers are straight forward in your face rock-n-roll. No smoke no mirrors, just rock.
Genre: Rock: Hard Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Intro
0:27 $0.99
2. Real Man
4:14 $0.99
3. Throw My Head
3:54 $0.99
4. Rain on the Brain
4:27 $0.99
5. Undertow
3:27 $0.99
6. Summertime in the City
4:53 $0.99
7. Bulletholes
6:06 $0.99
8. Confusion
3:05 $0.99
9. Give it Up
3:59 $0.99
10. Counterfeit
4:14 $0.99
11. Never Forget
5:10 $0.99
12. Sleeper
4:23 $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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Great CD
Just discovered Marty on Rockstar. This CD is fabulous--my favorites are Real Man, Summertime in the City and Sleeper. Real Man could and should be playing on the radio right now.


Get it while you can...
L'strange delivers pure ROCK!
You won't want to forward to the next song, you will be seduced by each and every song on this awe-inspiring CD.
My favorite song on this album? ALL of them - ALL equally fantastic! I recommend buying this CD stat, it's currently
not being produced anymore as the Lovehammers are now signed with Sony/Epic. Will they produce more L'strange CDs in the future? Don't know...

Check out the Lovehammers @


L'Strange is a killer album from a killer band. All killer, no filler, L'Strange is solid from the blistering opener "Real Man" to the beautiful acoustic lullaby "Sleeper". "Summertime in the City" and "Undertow" along with "Real Man" are my favorites from L'Strange, but I dig on the entire album. If you find this album, BUY IT, because its getting few and far between as the band skyrockets to stardom. Shouts to my fellow hammerheads from!!

Jessica Royal

Yay! My L'Strange CD arrived today and I've been listening to it constantly! Every song holds its own, but my favourite is sleeper as well. Buy this CD, especially if you love the lovehammers because L'Strange will not disappoint!

Tisha spiritgateway

Summertime in the City
way cool all around


Sleeper, Summer Time in the City
so very awesome I fell in love with Sleeper

Elaine (Lil R)

Just as the 'notes' state, this is an in your face band with the heart and soul of true rock 'n' rollers. L'Strange is a great example of the many facets of musical talent that these guys contain. TRUE musicians, they can rock it hard with the best of them, but also bring it down a notch when it's called for. Will love these guys and this band till the end of time!


"Sounds like Lovehammers" - Great CD!
A truly awesome compilation. And, everybody, don't forget about the track, "Rain on the Brain"! Unpretentious Rock and Roll...from hard driving beats, to deep soul-wrenching melodies. You'll play it again, and again, and again!


EXCELLENT....great band, great sound...LOVE IT!!!!
Love this CD...can't stop listenting to it.
Rainin' on my Brain, Bulletholes & Sleeper are the best tunes, but the whole CD is really great.
So worth it!!!! ROCK ON!!!!!


Can't stop playing it!
I got the Lovehammers other CD, Murder on my Mind, a few weeks ago and liked it so much, I had to get this one, too. And I like this one even better! It starts with 'Real Man', which is one of the best songs I have heard in years. Great lyrics and great energy. Marty Casey shows an unbelievable amount of musical range on this CD; he can go from a clean, light voice to outrageous intensity in just one song. I love, love, love this CD! This is what rock and roll is supposed to sound like.
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