Spare Parts For Broken Hearts Previews New Album At Lodge Room
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… I mentioned this in my most recent Instagram post, but I’m a big fan of Spare Parts For Broken Hearts. I love their music, and I love them as humans as well. I really thought 2020 was going to be a break-out year for them, as they were really hitting their stride… but alas, Covid and lockdowns.
2020 notwithstanding, I’ve still got my money on Spare Parts. Earlier this year, the band announced that they had finished recording vocals for the last track on the album, and I’m anxiously waiting for the day where I press the “accept” button for my preorder of the album. If you are looking for hard-hitting, emotive rock music, you need to give this band a listen.
For this performance, Sarah (lead guitars & vox), Jonny (bass), and Jessica (drums) treated the audience to a sampling of what I anticipate will be on their forthcoming album. The only previously released tracks they played were “Cold Wave” (2020) and “Pleasure Delay” (2016). The rest of their six-song set was “Anniversary, “Silence”, “Disheveled” and “Self Help”. If you’ve been seeing them live, I’m sure you’ve seen some of those songs, or at least versions of them, performed before.
With Jessica ferociously banging the kit, and Jonny giving the photographers all of the hair action they could handle as he wildly shreds his bass, the energy of their performance stirred life into my veins. But the real highlight, for me at least, was the command of Sarah’s vocals. It could be that I’m just overhyping it because I hadn’t seen them live in over a year, but I think she really nailed it on this night. On “the only ballad on [the] album“, when Sarah wailed out the “goodbye” in the chorus of “Disheveled”, I had to stop taking pictures and tape what I could on my phone. The way that Sarah’s voice gives in with a little vibrato, revealing that hint of frailty… Goosebumps, man, goosebumps. Powerful stuff…”
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