Studio 52 Featured Band of the Week: L.M.I.


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Studio 52 Spotlight: L.M.I.

What Studio 52 Says: Pennsylvania’s L.M.I. are steadily hitting all the hallmarks of punk rock with spastic transitions, screeching guitars, and yelling that can drift into screams usually only heard in heavier genres. Active since 2010, some of L.M.I.’s early stuff even bordered on ska with singing and poppy drums, while their recent releases have blown straight past punk rock and lean towards hardcore.

Midway through their 2014 release Sleepwalker there’s even a little jazz influence, a swinging ride pattern sets the mood for their ballad “In the Blue,” which flaunts clean singing throughout it’s entirety. Ballads or slow, interlude-esque ambient pieces typically act as the calm before the storm with a tendency to preface something massive and packed full of raw emotion, anger, and hatred.

Whether you skank, spin kick, or hang at the bar, L.M.I.’s got you covered. These guys would fit right into Boston’s punk/hardcore scene, and they aim to do just that Saturday night (July 13) when they play O’Brien’s Pub in Allston alongside Face First, Hellhorse, and Psychic Weight.

— Trevor McSweeney, Studio 52

Listen: L.M.I. on Spotify

Watch: L.M.I. on YouTube

Attend: L.M.I. play O’Brien’s Pub on Saturday (July 13)

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