The story of the Lookyloos started about 6 years ago in Davis,
California. Originally formed as a side project, as Eric's band slowly drifted
to inactivity, Paul's group abruptly crashed, and Dave's band maintained its
slow steady orbit, the Lookyloos eventually became more than just a diversion.
An extended recording project began about a year later, the culmination of which
is perhaps one of the most satisfying joys left to us in an age so limited and
vulgar as our own-especially so to overweight, dead, gay writers. The songs are
about lump-in-the-throat re-encounters with ex-lovers, the alchemic crafting of
cashmere sweaters, a delusional wanna-be actress, an obtuse parallel between
Balok and having a mental breakdown, Maurice Chevalier's pining for Claudine
Longet, space and love. The music comes from influences as far ranging as
early '80s New Zealand rock, '70s AM radio, Eno, the Beach Boys, and the
Television Personalities, to name a handful. What ties this album together
is an unabashed love for a sweet, artful pop tune. This album is a
collection of wide-eyed stares, gawks, winks, ogles and nudges, nods and waves
towards an elusive art-pop gem.
The Lookyloos: Eric Janssen vox/gtr, Paul Takushi drums/vox, Dave Thompson bass/vox.
Story Behind Lookyloos' New Album in Sacramento News & Review 9-26-02
Nice Feature in September issue of Rockbites
Lookyloos invade mainstream media via The Sacramento Bee 10-11-02
The Canadians give the Lookyloos the thumbs up - Ink 19
Feature Article in Sacramento News & Review 12-28-00
home recordings live