Livid Lover is the moniker currently defining Minneapolis singer/songwriter Blake Nolan Hanson. Livid Lover live is a powerful acoustic show revealing a remarkably moving vocal style mixing with tense and sometimes dissonant chord arrangements. Critics and fans liken his sound to a mid career-Cure, Smashing Pumpkins and Radiohead with vocals reminiscent of Jeff Buckley and Brandon Boyd.
No stranger to the stage, Hanson has been in Minnesota rock bands FLOOZiE, Veloure, Echowal, Dead Inner Critic, and Naked Parade. The 10+ years of experience with these rockers showed him opportunities to play many venues in the Midwest, and even an opening slot for a national act at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland as well as being a third round finalist in the Emergenza international competition.
Early in 2010 Livid Lover released his self produced-debut album "Beautiful & Intimate Betrayals" which received good reviews . Very autobiographical and what Hanson declares as "almost too personal", critics are mesmerized with the building and expanding continuity of "Beautiful & Intimate Betrayals". Mixed by Peter Anderson (who also arranged and performed several drum tracks on the record) and Mastered by Bruce Templeton, "B&IB" stands as a rare work of art. Hanson plans to keep releasing music as Livid Lover including another full length record in 2012, that Hanson's goal for will be to "not just try to reinvent the wheel, but make something that rolls somewhere else with a mind of its own...sludgy, hooky, and lovely."