Lo Mass Republic, are a Los Angeles-based group formed in 2002, who have quickly become an integral part of the LA rock scene. Originally signed by Arista Records in 2003, their debut album was recorded in Seattle by Rick Parashar [Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog, Alice In Chains, Nickelback] and mixed by Jack Joseph Puig at Ocean Way. Unfortunately, due to unseen circumstances Lo Mass Republic’s album never saw the light of day. In 2006 the band decided to independently hire John Travis [Kid Rock, Juliana Theory, Social Distortion] to help record and produce their new album, Poisoned Heart Machines. The band sits on huge qualities and this is a mighty fine moment in classic modern rock with an arena-rock edge. Imagine yourself a mix between U2, Dishwalla, Tonic, Travis and Oasis and you´re at the Carpark of Lo Mass Repuplic. (when I wrote Carpark I also started to think of the danish band Carpark North who are quite close to the sound as well) The lead vocalist of the band Jesse Glick sits on one helluva strong voice and the production by John Travis is not what you think it would be when you see his name. It is much bigger and the piano/keyboards are much more integrated into the sound, which is not that common in his previous productions but it is perfectly done. This album is worth four bright shining stars. Really good stuff folks.
Melodic Net Comments
I think they´r still there, but the album can just be bought through SNO-CAP at the moment. Can´t wait for a hard-copy to be out, don´t like the 1´s and 0´s....
I thought these guys signed with Cement Shoes Records? Anyone know what happened?
Breaking Benjamin derived their name from an incident when singer Benjamin Burnley was covering a Nirvana song during an open mic night at a club when he dropped the microphone to the ground, breaking it.