The Butterflies of Love first burst onto the scene in 1998 with their sublime debut single “Rob A Bank”, prompting DJ John Peel to literally applaud on air.
Their next single, the glacial “It’s Different Now” made NME Single Of The Week and their debut album “How to Know” was received with equal fervour, The Times describing them as “one of the last leaves clinging to the wintry tree of the American singer-songwriter tradition” and Mojo as “Dark, intoxicating music that joins the dots between REM, Phil Spector and Velvets”.
3 years later on, their faith in their own ability unbowed, The Butterflies of Love return with a new single and album, their finest recordings to date. Buoyed by the addition of guitarist Jason Mills to complement the line-up of songwriters Jeff and Dan Greene (both vocals/guitar… not brothers!), Peter Whitney (bass), Scott Amore (keys) and Neil O’Brien (drums), with star-in-his-own-right Mark Mulcahy contributing backing vocals, the recording took place with Alap Momin of the band Dalek at his Sweetwater Sound studio.
A double A-side, the single couples the Jeff Greene-penned AM radio hit “Orbit Around You” with Dan Greene’s woozy, psychedelic “In A Blizzard In A Lighthouse”, look out for debut the album “Famous Problems”.
For Fans Of: The Velvet Underground, Pavement, The Silver Jews.