Although their new EP Misery Loves Company doesn’t hit stores until next Tuesday, The Lovemakers are celebrating the release this Saturday at the always-swanky Bimbo’s. We got a chance the other day to hear the new EP and it represents, in several respects, a departure from the band’s last record, 2005’s Times of Romance. For one, the band seems headed toward a more rock-oriented sound, eschewing the synths on a few tracks, while keeping a foot in the synth-pop arena on others. The first single, “Whine & Dine,” is perhaps a mid-point between the different styles, with guitar solos and a dance beat; you can hear it at the band’s MySpace page.

Another change is surely that the new EP is the first release from the San Francisco-based Fuzz record label who signed the band following their stint on Interscope. For more information about The Lovemakers new album and what’s been going on with them, head on over to their website and myspace.

Saturday’s show features support from fellow locals Honeycut and Everest. The show starts at 9pm, is $18 and is 18+. Advance tickets can be acquired here.