Review: Drift City ‘Mercurial Mirrors’ LP Monday, Mar 2 2020 

Hot off the heels of their very impressive contribution, Make Believe, from the 2020 Louisville Is For Lovers Valentine's compilation 'Dreaming In Love City' comes the first full length LP by the band Drift City, headed by the elusive J Rivers, titled Mercurial Mirrors.

The solid 8 song LP begins like a fever dream, halfway etherial, halfway ephemeral, as if saddling the ghost of Sparklehorse.

The album's first single, Sailor, sounds as if the ghostly dreampop of David Lynch collided with Johnny Jewel's candy coated synth-pop to create a smoldering Chromatics album at the dark end of the street. J Rivers vocal work evokes a feeling of beautiful agony that resonates throughout the entire LP.

Side B starts with the hopeful, gospel anchored Show Me The Way, before drifting back into twilight with Flock of Birds featuring Louisville legend Chris Rodehoffer's haunting peddle steel, but returns to a more hopeful feeling with So Memory. Unlike side A, which is masterful in its tragic beauty, side B shows the other hand, an uplifting and hopeful -if not a little more country- side to Drift City, like Hope Sandoval wrapped in southern charm.

In all, Mercurial Mirrors is a must for anyone who has kept up with the work of Drift City, or anyone who enjoys their dreampop a little darker and dipped in Kentucky roots.

2/14 FREE Valentine’s Day Events in Louisville Sunday, Feb 9 2020 

Valentine's Day at the Louisville Visitor Center Stop in to 301 South Fourth St from 10 am-5pm for free Schimpff’s (Indiana candy makers) Red Hot hearts and flowers. More Info Here.

Louisville Is For Lovers Live Lunch with The Excuses and Rebecca Williams. Noon. WFPK Studios. Lunch provided by New Wave Burritos. More Info Here.

PAL-ENTINE’S DAY at Nachbar with The Winger Brothers, Underberglers, and DJ McKinley Moore.  Bring a box of children's Valentines to swap. 8pm. More Info Here.

Louisville Is For Lovers reissuing all of the Valentine’s Day Compilations Monday, Nov 4 2019 

As part of Louisville Is For Lovers 20th Anniversary this coming February they are reissuing all of the Valentine's Day compilations digitally for only $5 each. Volumes 1-5 and 11-14 are already available and 2 more will be reissued every month until the release of the 15th Valentine's compilation on February 1st, 2020. 

Just released for November is volume 6 and 7, which have never been reissued before, volume 6 originally sold out in one month due to the inclusion of Bonnie 'prince' Billy,  My Morning Jacket, and The Phantom Family Halo all being on the same release for the first time. 
These reissues have over 30 exclusive tracks collectively and both releases have added bonus tracks. Get yours here

6/19 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration with Kr8vN8vs & Louisville Is For Lovers Thursday, Jun 13 2019 

We are proud to co-host the 2nd annual Juneteenth Celebration with Kr8vN8vs & Louisville Is For Lovers!

Starting at 8pm at Butchertown Social artists from Kr8vN8vs & Louisville Is For Lovers will perform all night in a family atmosphere with both food and drink specials. The celebration is free and open to all.

About Juneteenth:
Known as 'Juneteenth', 'Emancipation Day', or 'Freedom Day', this annual holiday originated out of Texas and has been celebrated for 150 years commemorating the end of slavery following the Civil War, and continues to be an important, if underreported, holiday in America and is celebrated every June 19th.

Event Info Here.

5/25: LFPL’s Louisville Mix Discussion on Louisville Is For Lovers Series Wednesday, May 22 2019 

The Louisville Free Public Library's Louisville Mix will be discussing and listening to excerpts from the Louisville is For Lovers series this Saturday, May 25, at 2 p.m. at the Bon Air Library (2816 Del Rio Place).