LOVE ETHIC – “THE END OF AN ERA”
A SPILL EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE
The band began shooting this Barbie-commercial-themed video back in January, unaware that there was a Barbie movie coming out later in the year. It’s purely coincidental that this video satires the seemingly idyllic life of Barbie and Ken, but it’s also fitting in showing the cracks beneath the surface of the fiction romance.
The influence of punk history on Love Ethic’s music is no secret. The band wields angular texture, guitar eruptions, non-sequitur genre-bending, and an arresting holler from frontman/guitarist The Inevitable Mr. Chris that would fit seamlessly next to their predecessors (e.g. Minutemen, Nomeansno, The Birthday Party, Fugazi, Melvins, etc.)
The ferocity, however, is punctuated by exhalations of pop sensibility, delta moans, and a crooning allure that have attracted a broad mix of listeners to this dynamic music. There’s a definitive 90s indie-punk vein running through their songs (think Shellac, Girls Against Boys) but it’s swirled up in classic pop hooks and propulsive modern production and musicianship.
The band revived its musical enterprise just over a year ago in its birthplace of Pittsburgh, PA with a young, hungry rhythm section comprised of Anthony Capozzi’s searing drum battery and complex counterpoints provided by bass virtuoso Ethan Zajac-Woodie. Since then, they have quickly garnered glowing attention performing alongside a variety of established groups including Jon Spencer + The Hitmakers, Ed fROMOHIO (of fIREHOSE), Sponge, The Schizophonics, and Beechwood.
Love Ethic has recently completed a reworked album of their early oeuvre engineered/produced by Spotlights (Ipecac) helmsman extraordinaire Mario Quintero and mastered by Seth Manchester of Machines with Magnets studio (METZ/IDLES, Mdou Moctar, Full of Hell), intent on expanding their territory in audiences’ hearts and record collections both domestically and abroad.
The Thinking Man’s Redux is available on CD and download, released on April 28th, 2023.
The Thinking Man’s Redux
Release Date: April 28, 2023