Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Happy Tuesday! Re-Discover - Book Of Love

Happy Tuesday.  Out of Philadelphia and pretty much based out of NYC, Book of Love is an American synthpop and electronic outfit that made an impact in the 80's. They are a band to re-discover. There sound still holds up today and you will find yourself realizing how many current bands kind of adopted the same aesthetic. Led by vocalist Susan Ottaviano and keyboardists Ted Ottaviano, Lauren Roselli and Jade Lee. When I think of their romantic new wave sound I think of John Hughes films and high school. In fact, one of their songs was in one of his films and their sound is so tied to that period and are so evocative that many of their songs have been used in cinema.

From Wikipedia:

Book of Love's music has been featured in various films and television over the years. The band's song "Modigliani (Lost In Your Eyes)" was featured in the 1987 John Hughes film Planes, Trains & Automobiles as well as in the Miami Vice episode, "God's Work".[5][6] In 1991, the song "Sunny Day" was featured in the movie The Silence of the Lambs, in a scene in which band member Lauren Roselli also had a cameo with principal actor Jodie Foster.[7] Also, the song "Enchanted," from the band's Lovebubble album, appeared on the soundtrack to the 1993 film Naked in New York, and the song "I Touch Roses," was featured in the 2000 movie "American Psycho."

I salute you Book Of Love- your sound is timeless. By the way, last month the band just celebrated their 30th year anniversary show. Read about it here.
Robb Donker

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