, The song 'Where You Are' featured on Showtime's "The Big C" and The CW's "One Tree Hill", The song Overtime is was featured on the Indie Revolution Radio on Show New York on April 11, 2010, In 2009 "War" was nominated for an Independent Music Award in the category of "Sing Out For Social Action". The music video's for "War" and "Where You Are" have been aired Nationally as well as in Canada. "War", "1957", "Where You Are" have all been tracked on some commercial and many college radio stations domestically and in Europe & Canada. Low-Fi has performed live on Portland's KPSU, Boise, ID's 100.3FM The X & 94.9FM the River and 90.3 FM NPR's "Music From Stanley Radio Show" Nov 15th 2008, they will again be featured this coming Spring 2011.
Low-Fi has also played many outdoor music festivals in the NW over the last three years. Please refer to EPK for all dates - The band averages 50-60 live performances each year, having enough material to play 3-4 full sets as well as provide their own PA when necessary.They have played Taco Bell Arena, Qwest Arena, the Knitting Factory, The Egyptian Theater , Eagle Knoll Winery (Wood River Cellars), Neurolux, and the Visual Arts Collective in the Boise area. low-fi has played with The Whigs, The Helio Sequence, Portland Cello Project, Tao & The Get Down Stay Down, Free Peoples, The Young Dubliners, Doug Martsh, Wild Sweet Orange, Deer Tick, The Physics of Meaning, Finn Riggins, Yeah Great Fine, The Dont's, Shakey Hands, Tartufi, Horse Feathers, Joe Pug, Nick Jaina, Matt Hopper, Curtis Stigers, Steve Fulton Music. ..
. The band also makes periodic trips to Portland and Seattle and played several outdoor festivals in 2008, 2009 & 2010 including: The University District Street Fair 2008,2010 (Seattle, WA), Fremont Fair 2009-2010 (Seattle, WA), Music From Stanley 2008, 2010 (Stanley, ID), Music In The Mountains 2008,2009(South Fork Landing, ID), Summit Fest (Bogus Basin, ID) and Rock The Mountain (Centerville, ID), Mr Roger's Music Festival (La Grande), River of Fire Festival (Kennewick), Experience Music Festival (Eagle, ID). Some of the band’s influences are all around us. Instrumentation Todd Sloan - Guitar/Lead Vocals Josh Gilmore - Bass Kevin Alspach - Drums Discography Self released album "Where You Are" September 2007. "War", "1957", "Where You Are" have all been tracked on some commercial and many college radio stations domestically and in Europe & Canada. "low-fi" has performed "live on Portland's KPSU, Boise, ID's 100.3FM The X & 94.9FM the River and 90.3 FM NPR's "Music From Stanley Radio Show" Nov 15th 2008. Links http://myspace.com/lowfirocks Press Reviews Review by Wildy's World Reviews [+ Show] http://wildysworld.blogspot.com Low-Fi - Where You Are 2007, Low-Fi Low-Fi is... Low-Fi - Where You Are 2007, Low-Fi Low-Fi is a Boise, Idaho based power trio with a unique sound. (Imagine REM with chutzpah).
Where You Are is an exercise in nuance and subtlety, mixing jangly, mellow-guitar pop with smart lyrics and a keen sense of musical phrasing (there's a phrase you don't often hear in Indie Rock). The energy is high throughout Where You Are, even on the slower songs. Highlights include War, 1957, and Where You Are. Where You Are is perhaps my favorite song on the album. Other tracks to check out are Goin' On, Overtime, and The Darkness.
The tie that binds all of these tunes together is the tremendous sense of musicality of Low-Fi. Build in the expressive singing and asymmetric guitar work of Todd Sloan; the killer rhythm section of Josh Gilmore and Mike Rundle and some wonderfully written tunes, and you get a must-have CD. Where You Are is the sort of album that helps a band build a following. It's not flashy or trashy or any of the other gimmicks that bands try, it's just great music. Rating: 4.5 Stars (Out of 5) 8 Bands 1 Day - A Synopsis of SP’s National Record Store Day [- Hide] Author: C-Leb - Filed under Music, NW Show Critic April 21, 2008 7:00 - Low-Fi Straight outa Boise, Idaho these bo... 7:00 - Low-Fi Straight outa Boise, Idaho these boys were in the middle of traveling to support their recently release album “Where Are You” and it was great. Todd (guitar) and Josh (bass) played here in Seattle in a band called Spyplane for years before it disbanded and the two members transplanted to Idaho to start a new project.
Todd is a seasoned player, writes great lyrics with revolving hooks that repeat like Bob Marley’s early works (structure wise only, they are not reggae). I even let them play extra (for reasons I’ll explain in the next paragraph) and they tore each song to shreds. If I had to give them any crit at all it was they left long akward silent pauses between songs that could have been filled by sweeping into the next number. I caught them later that night at Solo down on Roy in an acoustic set which was (in my opinion) even better than the electric, very intimate, very real.
They play The Big Easy April 24th in Boise. Review by Michael Deeds [- Hide] Idaho Statesman - September 7, 2007 ‘Unlike many power trios, Low-Fi does not feel... ‘Unlike many power trios, Low-Fi does not feel the need to beat your brains out. But standouts such as "War" — constructed around earnestly repeated lyrics and big, reverberating guitar melodies — exude a passion that's hard not to gravitate toward. Low-Fi understands dynamics and sonic nuance. On "Rabbit Hole," Sloan contemplates death while a guitar gently plucks notes that mimic his vocals.
Low-Fi builds a pretty, dramatic instrumental crescendo during the first 90 seconds of "Goin' On" that finally explodes — blissfully — then dissipates like ripples in a lake as twin vocals take over. Think of it this way: Low-Fi sounds like an original Boise rock band you can imagine seeing in a bar and wanting to pay attention to. This concept may seem foreign, but, yes, it is possible. "What do you want me to be? I'll be the thing that you need," Sloan repeats slyly at the end of plucky rocker "Second Best," sounding like a knight in shining armor. "Just try me." It's good advice.’ Review by Amy Atkins [- Hide] Boise Weekly - September 19, 2007 ‘Their debut release, Where You Are, showcas... ‘Their debut release, Where You Are, showcases the talents of the trio: guitarist/vocalist Todd Sloan, bassist Josh Gilmore and drummer Mike Rundle.
The tracks on the CD alternate between pretty ("Getting to You") and gritty ("War), making the sum of the parts a raw and expressive whole.’ Review by Stephanie May [- Hide] TheBoiseBeat.com - September 20, 2007 ‘Where You Are' doesn't sound exactly like anythin... ‘Where You Are' doesn't sound exactly like anything else, yet it feels familiar at first listen. There are, however, seconds that make you stop and think "Wait, what song does this sound like?" Although it may share some notes with other artists, their songs still sound fresh. Listening to this album will have these tunes stuck in your head for days, but you won't be sorry. Low-Fi aren't trying to be a straight-up, pretentious rock band.
They are what they are: indie, rock, country, alternative, 90's light rock. It's all there, and it all sounds great.’ Rachael Daigle [- Hide] Boise Weekly - January 2, 2008 low-fi In store Since releasing their debut a... low-fi In store Since releasing their debut album, Where Are You, earlier this year, Low-Fi has been getting rave reviews from BW's own Amy Atkins, as well as making appearances all over town. Their brand of Northwest indie-rock has them on the shelves at Tully's as the coffee shop's local guest artists, and Urban Outfitters will be hosting the band as part of their big-box approach to supporting the local community. Low-Fi takes the stage at 6:30 p.m.
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