The songs on LOVETRAIN's long awaited followup range from power pop anthems to acoustic ballads. The album began as an all acoustic demo project with singer/composer Dan Lilley and lead guitarist Mike 'Scatman' Sullivan booking time to flesh out a handful of Lilley's compositions. The session's five songs came out sounding so good that it wasn't long before bassist, John Amitrano and drummer, Phil Hicks were called in to begin recording the next full length LOVETRAIN CD. Further sessions were booked with drums and bass added to the already semi-completed tracks. This tricky maneuver successfully filled out the sound on those first five tracks and the album began to take shape. Another year of regular weekend sessions with the band produced the remaining six tracks which make up 'Destination'. Local legend and friend, John Juxo, is featured on keyboards on more than half of the album. Sadly, Phil Hicks, the band's drummer died in January of 2010 from cancer. The loss of their friend and band mate was devastating to the remaining 3 members. The four guys had been playing together as LOVETRAIN for well over a decade. The bond they formed in those years of making music and hanging out together as brothers is indescribable. The new CD is dedicated to Phil Hicks and actually opens with his voice counting out the beat to the first song. The long desolate highway leading into the great beyond of endless sky depicted on the CD's cover takes on special significance in light of the tragic circumstances in which the disc was released. So does the title, 'Destination'. The word comes from the album's second track, a fairly joyful song about surviving the nightlife and coming home from a typical weekend gig. It also seems to suggest a deeper meaning having to do with the eventual destiny of us all. The sound of the album is rootsy classic rock. The songs will appeal to people who love smart lyrics, catchy melodies, and tasteful playing.