Any band that pulls a half-page out of Céline's classic "Journey to the End of the Night" is probably too smart for their own good. And though Buffalo's Elad Love Affair are indeed an incredibly smart band, they don't let their brains get in the way of their bluster. Careening swells of angular attack emerge from a decidedly post-punk skill-set, but the wailing and gnashing of teeth that comes from vocalist Nola Ranallo ensures a feminine intensity that puts the entire affair over the edge. Wrapping a hip-thrusting violence around their melodic angst, Elad Love Affair recast the driving edginess of their music with a brainy aloofness that makes it hard to resist.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.