LOVE INKS 'E.S.P.' ALBUM OUT TODAY (HELL, YES / CITY SLANG)
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF THIS MONTH
'E.S.P' Available Now on Amazon and iTunes.
Austin trio Love Inks release their debut album 'E.S.P.' today through Hell, Yes / City Slang Records. Tipped as 'Ones to Watch' by Rough Trade Records and championing the 'Favorite Track' title on Steve Lamacq's BBC Radio 6 program for their debut single 'Blackeye,' be sure to catch the band on one of their upcoming shows this Spring on their North American tour.
LOVE INKS NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES
TUES May 3rd Dallas, TX @ The City Tavern
WED May 18th Tempe, AZ @ The Sail In
THU May 19th San Diego, CA @ Tin Can Alehouse
FRI May 20th Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
SAT May 21st San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
WED May 25th Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
SAT May 28th Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
MON May 30th Chicago, IL @ Beauty Bar
TUE May 31st Toronto, ON @ Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
WED June 1st - Montreal, QC @ Le Cagibi
THU June 2nd Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
FRI June 3rd Philadelphia, PA @ Voyeur “Making Time” Club Night!
SAT June 4th Newark, DE @ Mojo Main
MON June 6th Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s
TUES June 7th New York, NY @ Pianos
WED June 8th Washington, DC @ Red Palace
'Love Inks, fueled by static drum machine and bluesy guitar, are sweet but not saccharine, like dark honey and deep family.'
The Fader Magazine
'The first single off the dream-pop minimalists’ forthcoming album, E.S.P. is an infectious tune ..[that] immediately adheres to your brain.'
'in their own way re-cast the visage of earlier eras in a manner that reflects.. forgotten artfulness..'
'One of the most infectious pop singles of 2011'
Gorilla Vs. Bear
'All ten songs use the same pieces but you’ll find plenty of variety, partly due to how LeBlanc’s voice can travel from easygoing, to aloof, cool. “Skeleton Key” shows one side of the band, its heartbeat rhythm pulsing beneath LeBlanc’s untouchable voice.'
'I had a gigantic infatuation with Kim Deal when I was about 19 years old - yes, she was quite cute at the time, but it was her voice that did it: I can still confidently state that her voice is one of the best if not the best female voice in the indie rock genre. Austin up and comers Love Inks' vocalist Sherry Leblanc has a tone very reminiscent of Kim, which - of course - got me excited. The only song you can currently hear from this band is a very simple pop gem that seem designed to allow indie pop lovers to fall for Sherry's voice and melody. Well I think it works.'
The Deli Magazine
'Austin’s Love Inks sound like the first robin of spring'
My Old Kentucky Blog
'The Austin trio's sugary sweet tune -- led by frontwoman's Sherry LeBlanc carefree-but-engrossing vocals -- just evokes vivid imagery every time it plays.'
'They've been getting a lot of ink'
'Love Inks employ the Young Marble Giants set-up —rickety drum-machine, brittle guitar, near-funky bass, girl voice way out front— but theirs isn't cold, post-punk music of industrialized isolation. Instead, the Austin trio's spartan, skeletal songs have a warm, sentimental, jukebox-slow-dance quality to them. Much of that is due to Sherry LeBlanc's singing, which manages to be both beautiful and casual as it carries the songs forward.'
Alt Music About.Com
'Austin's Love Inks' upcoming album, E.S.P., is a precise example of harnassing self-recordings with a vision. An old drum machine loops over dream pop electric guitar and bass, all as the lush yet serene voice of Sherry LeBlanc floats through you.'
Radio Free Chicago