It is often a constant struggle for small town bands to overcome the obstacles that comes along with trying to make their “Big Break”, especially along the Gulf Coast. Bouncing back from Hurricane Katrina and the Oil Spill the economy is having a hard time catching up and a lot of the kids are looking for an outlet to vent. There is one band on the Gulf Coast, from Biloxi, Mississippi, despite all odds, is bringing the battered Mississippi Gulf Coast back together. War Tribe Records Presents; Love Story’s End.
Love Story’s End originated on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2003. Within a year they had two studio EP’s and toured the mid-west. Because the Major Record Labels are becoming obsolete, the band created their own record label, War Tribe Records, making them fully independent. In 2006, LSE released their first full length album, Biloxi War Tribe. The history behind the name of this album comes from the Legend of Singing River. It is said that Singing River is known for is mysterious music that can be heard late evenings during the late summer and fall. What was supposed to be a fierce battle between sworn enemies, the Biloxi Tribe and the Pascagoula Tribe, surprisingly ended with no blood shed, but with the peaceful Pascagoula Tribe holding hands and singing as they marched into the engulfing waters and drowned. Love Story’s End took this story of empowerment and applied it to what was going on in their lives at the time. It was one year to the day after Hurricane Katrina swept through and nearly leveled the Mississippi Gulf Coast, that Biloxi War Tribe was released. They practiced their music in an old storage building that survived the the category 5 storm. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at HollyHouse Recording Studios in Biloxi and Produced by Clyde Holly and Clint Hagler. This was the first level of success for the band. They were no longer a garage band of teenagers with nothing else better to do. They were accomplished despite the devastation around them.
Love Story’s End released their second album in February of this year, Death Doesn’t Deserve Me. The response to this album was far greater then the band anticipated. The opening track, “And So The Righteous” from this new album strikes a chord with several of their fans. It also brings out the bands deepest emotions. It’s really simple and straight forward. People have been requesting it and singing along at shows. It’s about giving your all until your last breath. This Album was recorded at Riverside Studios in Moselle, MS, mixed and mastered at Cenico Studios in Biloxi. It was produced by by Mark Black and Clint Hagler.
Clint Hagler is the lead vocalist for Love Story’s End, he also plays guitar, and writes the lyrics. Clint stated, “I take my writing very seriously. You can only go so far with instrumental music, and some of it is abstract. If you paint a picture with words and combine it with the right melody, you could end up really connecting with people through song. But you have to be honest and true to yourself. My lyrics have been inspired by movies, news, world events and personal experiences. Most songs are better left open to interpretation, so I try not to reveal all of the subject matter. To see people singing along to songs that I wrote is a rewarding experience and the greatest compliment”. Clint’s musical influences are Pink Floyd, Soundgarden and Cat Power. Aside from his musical contribution to the band, Clint is also and artist and does all the artwork and graphics. Outside of the band, he is a full time graphic designer. He is single, and his hobbies are music, writing songs, watching movies and reading comic books.
The drummer for Love Story’s End is Phil Krohn. There is probably not a venue on the Gulf Coast that Phil has not performed in. He and Clint are most experienced in the touring field. Phil’s musical influences are Protest The Hero, Cynic and Dream Theater. He is a truck driver and enjoys traveling, motorcycles and spending time with his girlfriend. The bassist for Love Story’s End is Alfred Jordan. Alfred’s musical influences are Mastadon, Burst and Glassjaw. He is single and manages a RA Shop in Hattiesburg. Last but not least is Guitarist Matt Bounds. His musical influences are Deftones, Dream Theater and Explosions in The Sky. He is the only member of the band that is married. Aside from music he loves science, food, and Samuel Adams.
Love Story’s End has toured major cites which include, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Atlanta, Nashville, Houston and every major city along the Gulf Coast. They have had the opportunity to perform with August Burns Red, before they blew up, as well as Symphony In Peril,(A short lived band fronted by a former Zao vocalist), StereoHype, Recovery Period and Malamute. Lately they have played several shows with Quiet Hands and Dark Horizon. They also received a large amount of publicity when their band poster was displayed on MTV’s new “Teen Wolf” series. It was used in two big scenes of episode 11 on the main character’s bedroom wall. It was the best accidental promotional material to be used to advertise their band, which happened to be on a major international television program.
The future for Love Story’s End, will include upcoming plans to shoot their very first video, in which many of their fans are looking forward to. They’re current schedule plans for more regional shows, though they may branch out to other areas in the near future. LSE will also be bringing their Free iPhone App late October, and they are getting ready to launch their new t-shirts.
Friday, September 30 at Kirk’s Bizzar in Gulfport with Savage Fate Dark Horizon, Oh Diamond’s show
Saturday, October 1 at the Squeaky Lizard in Ocean Springs with Quiet Hands and Enjoy The Weather
For More information on Love Story’s End, you can visit them on their official website at http://www.lovestorysend.com, their official facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/lovestorysend and follow them on Twitter @lovestorysend. They are also listed on Reverbnation, where they are currently #3 on the Metal Charts for Biloxi, Mississippi. That website is http://www.reverbnation.com/lovestorysend. Death Doesn’t Deserve Me, and Biloxi War Tribe are available at WarTribeRecords.com, CDbaby.com, Interpunk.com and Amazon.com – digitally at iTunes, Amazon and CDbaby.