By Cady Drell
The guys from Love in Stockholm played their first Live Mix for WERS this Monday as part of Local Music Week, but they are in no way new to the Boston music scene. The Boston-based band has toured nonstop since releasing their latest EP, Too Much Love, which dropped February 20. Still, they made time to stop by the studio and play a few tracks for WERS.
“We were kind of pouring our hearts onto the record,” said lead vocalist Charlie Rockwell on WERS. “It was definitely the most professional recording we’ve ever done.” Love in Stockholm recorded their EP at CyberSound Studios on Newbury Street, and named one track “Allston.” Love in Stockholm haven’t forgotten their roots. Composed of Boston University and Berklee alums, this year has seen the most progress for the band.
They played a sold-out release show at Harper’s Ferry in February and performed for a large crowd at Public Assembly in Brooklyn last week. “New York City does not disappoint on a Wednesday night,” said bassist Staley. With more shows lined up in Providence, Brooklyn, and right here in Boston, the self-promoted group shows no signs of slowing down.
The band started out their Local Music Week set with a track off of their EP called Don’t Be Fooled, a true testament to their uniquely gritty jazz-funk sound. They also played “The Buzzard” and “The Tally”, two new tracks. Jazzy, soulful, and with a distinct rock edge, the set was true to what the Boston Globe wrote about the band in 2008: “a rock, jazz and funk fusion party.”
With a long tour schedule and unique sound, expect to see Love in Stockholm around for awhile. Look for them in Somerville at Johnny D’s on April 16.