Exposé Online banner

Lo-Fi Chorus — Something in the Air
(Four Prong E LFC-02, 2007, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2008-01-01

Something in the Air Cover art

Lo-Fi Chorus is an indie band from Dallas, TX obviously influenced by Elvis Costello. Something in the Air is their second release and one they hope will bring their music to a wider audience. This CD contains 11 songs that fit well in the college radio format. I can definitely see where it would get airplay at the university, but it doesn't really belong in the prog rock, electronic, or experimental genres that occupy the pages of Exposé. Lo-Fi Chorus play pleasant folk-punk minimalist music (guitar, bass, keyboard, and percussion) but there is nothing edgy or adventurous happening here. I find the lead singer's vocals affected and nasal. For instance he sings "toyme" for "time," "noyne" for "nine," and "loyne" for "line," definitely not Texan nor any other dialect I've heard. On my first listen I thought that Something in the Air had some catchy songs, but on repeated listenings I found it all a bit boring and repetitive, though now some lyrics remain stuck in my head. Aargh! The oddest thing about this release is the cover art. It appears to be declassified military aircraft photos that don't have any apparent connection to the music, other than these are things in the air. Go figure. Anyhow, if you are into the whole indie college radio thing, Lo-Fi Chorus might just be a band for you to investigate.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 35, 2007 releases

Related artist(s): Lo-Fi Chorus

More info
http://lofichorus.bandcamp.com/album/something-in-the-air

Latest news

2017-11-16
Celebrate 10 Years of Fruits de Mer – As a special celebration for a decade of cool vinyl releases, our friends at Fruits de Mer records have prepared a limited edition reissue of an album by the first band ever to appear on the label: Schizo Fun Addict. The band is known for unusual release strag » Read more

2017-11-02
Mega Dodo Presents New Charity Album – Our friends at Mega Dodo have put together a lovely compilation of their artists performing new arrangements of nursery rhymes, and all the profits from sales of the album will benefit Save the Children. It features a number of artists we've covered. » Read more

2017-10-18
Phil Miller RIP – Sad word reaches us today of the passing of another of the great musicians of the Canterbury Scene — guitarist Phil Miller. His distinctive sound added greatly to Matching Mole, Hatfield and the North, and National Health, and he also contributed to albums by Caravan, Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin, and many others. He was 68. » Read more

2017-10-13
Moonjune to Distribute Tony Levin's Back Catalog – It has been announced that Moonjune will now handle distribution for Tony Levin's catalog of releases. These great albums will now be a bit easier to get hold of, so check out the site and see what you're missing. The veteran of King Crimson and Stick Men worked with a host of great players on these albums, and we've reviewed most of them over the course of the years. » Read more

2017-09-26
Bandcamp Shines Light on Niches We Like – Bandcamp has developed into one of the best places to discover new music, and even a lot of old music is showing up there. In addition, their staff has been producing periodic articles spotlighting some interesting stylistic areas. On 20 September, they published one called "The New Face of Prog Rock" which bears checking out. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Keef Hartley Band - The Time Is Near & Overdog – Upon his split from his high profile job with John Mayall, drummer Keef Hartley had his sights set on making his own group in the English blues rock boom. Both of these recordings are from 1970 with...  (2006) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues