You just don’t hear a lot of “classic” rock n’ roll from more modern artists, so it’s nice to see artists like Brian Tell and The Lovemakers are keeping this spirit alive. You’ll know what we’re talking about a few seconds into the band’s brand new single, “Warm Weather Woman,” a no-nonsense, vintage-sounding rock song with a bit of a bluesy twist.
Offering his thoughts on the song, Tell states:
“Sometimes as a songwriter, you hear phrases or capture moments in time. You hear it right away. We were out at a bar with the band, and (bassist) Max (Marschark) (I believe) mentioned that ‘she’s just a warm weather woman.’ I don’t recall who he was talking about, but I immediately recorded the words to my phone. A few weeks later, we had the track!”
Modern but old school is the name of the game with this quartet, a band that goes to great lengths to preserve and maintain what made rock n’ roll so popular in its early days and its golden era. The songwriting approach is direct, straightforward, and down-to-earth, with the band content to dish out the goods, while trimming the fat, and keeping that classic spirit alive.
Tell, and his bandmates all originally hail from New York, but they formed in Austin, Texas, where they still maintain their operation base. Tell is joined by his trustee sidekicks Stan Spring on lead guitar, Max Marschark on bass, and Jason Desiderio on drums. The origins of the group extend back to Brooklyn, where Tell and musician Ben Oastler thought up an idea for an inventive new rock n’ roll project.
From that came the recording of the band’s debut EP We All Rejoice. The chemistry was quite automatic thanks to Tell and Oastler’s time as bandmates with American Fever. Now Tell has expanded this initial idea obviously in scope but not sound, staying true to those early conversations and recording sessions, and crafting something that all no-nonsense fans of rock n’ roll can appreciate.