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Three On a Match

by The Love Load

Described as “Who/Punk” this blaringly energetic e.p. is a must have for any rock fan! Though marketed for the punks, the appeal of this music is broad. Thrashers, head bangers, intellectuals, and even elitists will marvel at what The Love Load can convey in four songs and under fourteen minutes. A limited edition 33rpm 7inch complete with digital download card is forthcoming. Check it out!
Genre: Rock: Punk
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1. Manipulate
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2. Words
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3. White Man's Burden
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4. Flight
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Washington D.C. power trio, The Love Load, has released a four song e.p. entitled “Three On A Match” following their internationally acclaimed debut, “The Human Resourceful”. This second release sees the group both coalescing as a true band with Ted Watts handing over all the guitar reins to Blaine Misner ( who also produced, mixed, and engineered the record with the help of assistant engineer William H. Waikart III) and regressing into punk aggression served up on a soon to be release 33rpm 7inch complete with a digital download card.

As with the mediums, the contradictions continue as each track is alternately inward looking, outward looking, forward looking, and backward looking with one track actually ending with a verse from a Boomtown Rats’ song. Watts sings in the first person assuming different personas, jumps to third person omniscient in a moment, audaciously uses the editorial/royal “we”, and references the past, present, and future within the space of a three and a half minute rock song. There are even glimmers of hope amongst some of the gravest subject matter. Oddly, The Love Load makes it work. The songs are brief but dense both in instrumentation and lyrical content and impart live room energy and disciplined attack.

Similarities include Dischord veteran Ben Azzara’s epic and idiosyncratic drumming and the darkness of Ted Watts’ mind and throaty vocals. Differences include Blaine Misner’s divergent, wondrous, guitar voicing that consistently rocks even as the tones and moods quickly change: shredding one moment and chiming the next, his actual voice on one song, and the co-writing he did with Watts. Different also is Watts stretching out on bass more and grooving and pounding with Azzara. The net effect is that each member took a step back putting on his old colors, and this step brought them closer together as artists pushing The Love Load forward.

These four tracks are The Love Load’s songs, written, recorded, and produced by The Love Load. The Love Load is Ben Azzara, Blaine Misner, and Ted Watts.

“Three On A Match” offers the listener a time bending, mind bending trip for those who dare to briefly drop their tools and weapons, wade into the dusk ocean with its early stars, and chase the dying sun for fourteen minutes without looking back.

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Max

Good band
I prefer to listen to old school hard rock bands, but sometimes I want to find something new, so I found this band with their own interesting style. I liked their first album "Human Resourceful" and I was really excited when they released these new songs. The drums and guitars are great but I kind of didn't like the vocals, maybe it's because of my preference to hard rock, but if you like such bands as The Black Keys or Foo Fighters then you should definitely give a chance to this band.
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Mehmet

Stellar Performance
I did not used to find rock music fun. Maybe I just avoided listening to it for a while. But The Love Load made me love it. This is a quite heartfelt performance that makes me enjoy their music many times more. I feel every rhythm, and I can not stop shaking my body whenever I listen to it . The drums,guitars, and vocals have excellent harmony, and the songs have meaning. Both "Three on a Match" and "The Human Resourceful" are really worth listening to
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Oleksii

Highly recommend
I really liked their "Human Resourceful" album, but this EP is something completely different. Their first track "manipulates" you with its mysterious guitar sound, never letting you go as the tempo increases track by track. The sound of the record sucks you in even deeper throughout the whole record. The last track, "Flight, "is exactly what you feel like by the end of its play. Nice! You'll experience something that other artists can't deliver to your mind. Highly recommended! Especially if you like The Japandroids, The White Stripes, and some old school punk!
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Elena

very unique
With the crap music that has been rolling out over the last few years it is so satisfying to have a band like The Love Road that continue to produce good rock music. Each song has some individual touch of magic that makes it unique and viable in its own way, but at the same time they all have an energy that binds them together into an album that is interconnected and solid to its core. Track “Words” is just insane and gets you pumped up. “Manipulate” is one of my favorite singles that carries you away and makes you forget about problems for a few minutes. If you like such bands as Foo Fighters, White Stripes, etc. you need to pick this up.
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Elena

very unique
With the crap music that has been rolling out over the last few years it is so satisfying to have a band like The Love Road that continue to produce good rock music. Each song has some individual touch of magic that makes it unique and viable in its own way, but at the same time they all have an energy that binds them together into an album that is interconnected and solid to its core. Track “Words” is just insane and gets you pumped up. “Manipulates” is one of my favorite singles that carries you away and makes you forget about problems for a few minutes. If you like such bands as Foo Fighters, White Stripes, etc. you need to pick this up.
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Anonimous

Excellent!
What a refreshment! All of you who enjoy listening to The Clash and some serious, old school punk, The Love Load is going to be your kind of thing. The hardcore guitar sound, powerful drumming and throaty vocals, all in perfect harmony, will blow your mind! Get ready for a trip to another dimension.Three On A Match is a must-have!
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Dragana

Excellent!
What a refreshment! All of you who enjoy listening to The Clash and some serious, old school punk, The Love Load is going to be your kind of thing. The hardcore guitar sound, powerful drumming and throaty vocals, all in perfect harmony, will blow your mind! Get ready for a trip to another dimension.Three On A Match is a must-have!
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elena

highly recommend!
With the crap music that has been rolling out over the last few years it is so satisfying to have a band like The Love Road that continue to produce good rock music. Each song has some individual touch of magic that makes it unique and viable in its own way, but at the same time they all have an energy that binds them together into an album that is interconnected and solid to its core. Track “Words” is just insane and gets you pumped up. “Manipulate” is one of my favorite singles that carries you away and makes you forget about problems for a few minutes. If you like such bands as Foo Fighters, White Stripes, etc. you need to pick this up.
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elena

love it
With the crap music that has been rolling out over the last few years it is so satisfying to have a band like The Love Road that continue to produce good rock music. Each song has some individual touch of magic that makes it unique and viable in its own way, but at the same time they all have an energy that binds them together into an album that is interconnected and solid to its core. Track “Words” is just insane and gets you pumped up. “Manipulate” is one of my favorite singles that carries you away and makes you forget about problems for a few minutes. If you like such bands as Foo Fighters, White Stripes, etc. you need to pick this up.
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