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One. LEVY is a four-piece band from New York City who have been together for almost three years. James Levy was a regular performer at the Sidewalk Cafe in the East Village where he met bassist James Broughel and guitarist Matthew Daniel Siskin, drummer David Daniels joined later. They’ve cut their teeth playing high profile support slots for bands like Razorlight, Guillemots, Adam Green, The Maccabees and The Zutons.

In 2005, LEVY charted #37 on KCRW and made the top 20 on over 200 american college radio stations and judging by their debut album (released by One Little Indian) - it’s not hard to see why. LEVY has also garnered much love across the Atlantic, having been playlisted on XFM as well as numerous BBC radio shows. They’ve done in studio live sessions on BBC 6 Music with Gideon Coe, and last fall James of LEVY had a sit down interview with John Kennedy live on XFM London, where he played acoustic for over an hour.

In April of 2006, the band joined friends The Maccabees for a 14 city UK tour ending at London’s Barfly, where LEVY headlined to a packed enthusiastic and often, singing along audience. On their return back to the states, LEVY played alongside The Guillemots at their feature Bowery Ballroom show.

Rotten Love (the album, not the song) is unashamedly simple and pure - receiving national as well as international acclaim from Mojo, Q Magazine, Uncut & Paste. James Levy has spoken about his desire to write songs that 13-year-olds want to be able to play, and none of the ten songs here outstay their welcome by a single note.


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  • Space_Urchin

    See Saw is punchy-sweet "you can never see what you saw in me"

    14 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Edsaboiler

    I just do not see the Coldplay similarity... Honestly. Maybe Travis...

    21 Sep 2011 Reply
  • BATmanTRuce

    The first half of Rotten Love is great; the rest of their stuff holds up but isn't really fantastic, but i'm still surprised at how unknown they are.

    23 Nov 2010 Reply
  • FireWontQuell

    the story behind "Rotten Love" def made me lose some respect for Regina Spektor

    16 Mar 2010 Reply
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  • Ashtoria

    King James is a ace tune.

    4 Jun 2009 Reply
  • CaptureTheCat

    POOR POOR HOT the best!

    8 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Charlie1011

    "... your heart is broken enough... " or something like this... Which song is it?! I saw him live yesterday and it was so beautiful but I don´t remember which song it was... Can anybody help me please? ;) Please please please...

    6 Feb 2009 Reply
  • foolishwolf

    Jesus the Coldplay comparisons need to stop. I just got Rotten Love and it's pretty good. Not brilliant, but it's good. Reminds me of The Smiths, in a good way.

    2 Jan 2009 Reply
  • TheKeenGuy

    Two terrific albums. Also worth checking out, the albums he's released as Yvel and James Levy.

    22 Sep 2008 Reply
  • N8master

    what the hell is that? Glorious is the fuckin' best tune!

    18 Dec 2007 Reply
  • TheOnlyFallacy

    in the woods is by far their best song btw, ive been in love with that song forever

    4 Jul 2007 Reply
  • indie-D

    great album!

    4 Feb 2007 Reply
  • TheOnlyFallacy

    danzero its on itunes just buy it there

    20 Dec 2006 Reply
  • JurgenBM

    Although its wayy too Coldplay and The Strokes to be even somewhat original, I do like it :)

    2 Sep 2006 Reply
  • ilovelevy

    everyone go vote on that new b&w pix

    21 Aug 2006 Reply
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    21 Aug 2006 Reply
  • Buzku

    Levy = Album in finnish.

    17 Aug 2006 Reply
  • danzero

    pretty hard here in Brazil.

    15 Aug 2006 Reply
  • videotoaster

    Then go buy it

    14 Aug 2006 Reply
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