If you’ve ever heard someone argue against the legitimate musical talent of electronic artists (or modern pop artists in general), here’s your chance to change that friend's mind. Track that person down and drag him or her to the Doug Fir Lounge with you on May 7. Lie and tell 'em you’re going to a classic rock show if you have to. Do whatever it takes. After an evening with Lo-Fang, everything your pal thought he or she knew about electronic pop music will be flipped on its head―and you’ll both love every minute of it.
A classically trained violinist who’s immersed himself in the world of contemporary pop music, Lo-Fang is a 30-year-old nomad currently residing in Los Angeles with a very bright future on his hands. As comfortable behind a loop pedal as he is plucking the strings of an upright bass, he nimbly blends classical influences with a pallette of atmospheric electronic sounds and dynamic falsetto vocals. A multi-instrumentalist proficient at violin, cello, upright bass, piano, guitar and mandolin from an early age, it only seemed appropriate for the adventurous musician to eventually incorporate the seemingly infinite range of sounds and textures made possible by modern electronic tools.
The results of this clash of classical and contemporary sounds is quite stunning and people are taking notice. After inking a recording contract with British label 4AD, his first single “#88” caught the attention of 2013’s biggest breakout pop artist, Lorde, who named the song one of her favorites of the year and handpicked him to join her recent U.S. spring tour.
Fresh off a month of playing to the largest crowds of his life with Lorde (and making an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman), he’s currently headlining his own tour to support his recently released debut album, Blue Film. You can catch the final performance of Lo-Fang’s tour at the Doug Fir Lounge on Wednesday, May 7 (after Brooklyn’s Kate Berlant warms up the crowd with her oddball, experimental brand of comedy—plus, she'll also be at Sasquatch over Memorial Day weekend too).
UPDATE 4/30/14: Lo-Fang will also play a 94.7 FM "I Saw Them When" show at the Crystal Ballroom on May 8. Tickets are only 94 cents each!