"What I felt the first time I heard ‘The Girl Lights Up’ is the same thing I felt the first time I heard ‘X-Offender’ by Blondie, ‘Just What I Needed’ by The Cars, or ‘Manic Monday’ by the Bangles. The song is a masterpiece of perfect pop that will stand the test of time. The Love Me Nots have achieved something very special - all of the essential elements to be accepted by the masses, while still being cool with the underground."
- Speedie John Carlucci (The Speedies, The Fuzztones, The Beat Killers)
With raging fuzz, Spector-esque pop, and a hint of electronica, The Love Me Nots burn down the garage on their fourth record, The Demon and The Devotee (2011). Produced in Detroit by Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Electric Six, Dirtbombs), the twelve new tracks feature the purrs and howls of sultry singer-organist Nicole Laurenne, the Slash-meets-Hives-meets-Byrds guitar work of Michael Johnny Walker, punky bass lines by the beautiful Kyle Rose Stokes, and the furious Keith-Moon drumming of Jay Lien.
Formed in 2006, the DIY band has released four full-length albums, gone into heavy rotation on Sirius Radio, charted in the CMJ Top 100, had tracks placed on television shows and compilations, saw the European re-release of its entire discography, toured Europe three times, and maintained a consistent touring schedule throughout major cities all over the United States.
The Demon and The Devotee is now available on limited-edition 180-gram orange vinyl with downloads (Project Infinity Records), CD (Bad Reputation - Europe, Atomic A Go Go - US), and digitally on iTunes, CdBaby, Digstation, and Amazon.
Past Reviews of The Love Me Nots:
“Atomic. Stunningly feverish. Disc of the month.” – Rolling Stone
"The Love Me Nots sound tough and grimy as all get out." – Billboard
" Top 10 Albums of 2008. Makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck." - B. Holmes, Village Voice
"One of the few garage revivalists that ranks with its storied influences." - LA Weekly
“Turns a garage schtick into white heat." – SPIN
" Top 10 Albums of 2009,” “Top 10 Albums of 2008" - G. Beets, Austin Chronicle
"If their gospel is ‘give em what they want’, then this is brilliant." - BBC Radio