Lohio – Discover Their ‘Family Tree’
One of my favorite finds for 2010 is Lohio. The two songs below are very uptempo ‘pop-folk-indie’ with the flavour of Sufjan Stevens ‘Illinois‘ minus the banjo and orchestral manuevers. ‘Wind And Leaves’ is more somber and Autumn like with its seasonal feel. This release is sure to please many of you subscribers and casual visitors to the eclectic musical treasures extoled on this blog.
From Lohio Myspace: The best things a band can have are music, personality, and popularity. The fantastically talented, popular and personable Lohio showed off all three qualities in spades at their EP release party at Brillobox on Friday.
Their popularity was the first thing to notice. Tickets sold out quickly, and by the time the band was ready to play, the floor was brimming with fans, all pressed up far closer to the edge of the stage than usual. This is one of Pittsburgh’s top acts, after all.
Next came personality. Observant fans had already seen the band’s quaint, ironic humor pre-show, when the members mixed and mingled wearing shiny, customized baseball jackets. And fans may have also noticed the big cursive “L” on the bass drum next to a plus sign and an outline of the shape of Ohio. Get it? L+Ohio. Also, the shape of Ohio had a lighting bolt going through it. Superhero L+Ohio!
Must check out these live songs: http://www.drawuslines.com/mind-blowing/echo-chamber-lohio/