The band was plagued by the usual monitor problems a band playing Cake Shop has to weather, but The Love Story really tore the place down. They might not have been able to hear themselves, but the rest of the room could and their loss was definitely our gain. There is a quiet intensity to The Love Story that a lot of bands really lack. They also lack drummer Jason Trammel, an absolute metronomic terror whose swing is as strong as his stagewear is questionable. Five years as a band have coalesced the band into the only band around today that I believe I can reasonably support that doesn't have an actual bass player in their ranks.
The Love Story have a new record called Mink out now. Look out for a review here soon, but don't postpone joy waiting for the JS-NYC seal of approval. You can buy Mink in tangible or digital form here from Blonde Records for a mere $10. Buy the vinyl and get a cd copy with it. You could do a lot worse for a sawbuck. Keep track of TLS here.