Indie Rock (Cincinnati)
Fists of Love sprang to life three years ago when Donna Rubin moved back to the area and started tearing shit up with Chris Schadler. With the eventual addition of Cedric Rose and former Afghan Whigs/Staggering Statistics bassist John Curley, FOL became a sonic juggernaut that blasts five decades of influences into contemporary bite size Post Rock chunks perfect for snacking on the dance floor. Fists of Love is frenzy and control, volume and subtlety, melodicism and dissonance, now and right now.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: A hurricane made of guitars, a rhythm section forged by thunder and lightning, guy/girl vocals with the X factor. (Brian Baker, CityBeat)