Friday, 31 August 2012

The Lovetones

About a month ago, my wife and I spent 10 days in Chongqing, China.  I plan to post something about that before too long.  Anyway, we stayed in the Yangtze River Hostel there, all in all a good experience, and I can recommend it to any travelers who would like a cheap place to stay while visiting the city.  The website of the hostel is

Most of the time music was playing in the restaurant/bar/lobby/lounge of the hostel.  Most of it was pleasant enough and surprisingly none of it grated on my ears, but one album attracted my attention, and I had to ask who the group was since I wasn't familiar with the music.  Turns out it was the Lovetones.  I hadn't heard of them before, but very simply they play the kind of music I like.  It seems that their style of music is mostly described as psychedelic rock.  If you're interested, they have an entry on Wikipedia here, a Myspace page here, and a Facebook page here (though I'm not sure whether this is something made by a fan or the band).  They can also be found on here.  They also have their own website,, but it isn't active at this time.  The best place to learn about their music may be here, on Soundcloud, where you can listen to all the songs on their latest release, a collected works album.  Some of my favorites are "Wintertime in Hollywood," "A New Low," "(I Gotta) Feel," and "Give It All I Can."  Another song worth listening to can be found here, on YouTube.  Provenance - Collected Works became my first ever purchase on the iTunes store.