Wednesday, January 4, 2012

You Were Robbed - Marty Casey and Lovehammers

"You Were Robbed" features artists and bands that should have gotten much more recognition and fame than they did. Check them out now...better late than never!

Modern rock
Marty Casey was the runner up to J.D. Fortune on the reality show Rock Star: INXS. This self-titled 2006 effort – which you can find used for only a penny – is a modern rock extravaganza that no fan of Nickelback or Theory of a Deadman should be without. Marty Casey and Lovehammers have a sound that captures the power of Shinedown but retains the commercial hooks that have carried the Goo Goo Dolls to the top of the charts. Casey is a knockout vocalist and superb songwriter, but this record just didn’t set the world on fire for some reason.

While “Marty Casey and Lovehammers” is their major label debut, the album contains a collection of re-recorded songs from previous indie albums released by The Lovehammers. The opening three tracks, “Casualty”, “Hold On”, and “Trees”, represent a hat trick of radio-friendly rock, putting muscle behind lyrics of encouragement and empowerment. More hooks await you in the driving “The Tunnel” and post-grunge affair called “Eyes Can’t See”. Just as good are mid-tempo rockers like the pleasant “The Riddle” and “Call of Distress”. As far as ballads, don’t miss “Clouds”.

The band released a follow up in 2009 once again as just The Lovehammers called “Heavy Crown” that I look forward to checking out in the near future.

More on Marty Casey here.

Check out a video for “Trees”

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