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Transcript from December 24 airing of Outside the Loop Radio on WLYW 88.7fm.

“A tune from The band called A Sample Life. This song is called Rockin’ Your Christmas Home and this song feautres a lot of samples… an homage to some Christmastime favorites, and Ithink you’ll be able to tell what songs are featured in this tune by A Sample Life. Again it’s called Rockin’ your Christmas Home, so let’s hear it, right here on Outside the Loop Radio on WLUW.”
–Mike Stephen, host - Outside the Loop Radio


Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7lCT3NrVI0 - A Sample Life


http://www.windycityrock.net/2010/01/q-sample-life.html - Windy City Rock


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb-fj1D6PcI - A Day in the Studio with A Sample Live


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Daily Diversion - A Sample Life at Subterranean

l_3cb8ce75ab5b47f6a93284760e984a5aThree reasons to check out A Sample Life at Subterranean tonight…

1. Because you’ve probably never heard or seen a band like Chicago’s A Sample Life before. A duo consisting of Adam Stein and Stephanie Fravel, A Sample Life blend acoustic melodies, hip-hops beats and samples with Fravel’s sunny vocals to create quirky pop tunes that at anytime could break down into a groovy Beatles or bouncy Jay-Z cover. And I’m not even joking. Check out the track “A Sample Medley” from the band’s Myspace page. While it sounds like a novelty act, A Sample Life actually offer a very intriguing, fresh sound that features the right amount of experimentation to entice the listener, not overwhelm them.

2. Because A Sample Life isn’t the only band brining the funk to the Subterranean tonight. Local inidie electro-soul outfit Boomjuice will also be performing tonight. Another duo, the band consists of producer Vapor Eyes & singer/songwriter Capriquarius, and together, they produce a sound that recalls a mashup of Jamiroquai and Daft Punk at times but maintains a heavy hip-hop low end.

3. Because that’s not all! Opening the show is Chicago’s Crayolala!, a bouncy, new wave group that knows their way around a synthesizer hook. The band’s energetic sound make even the shyest dancers do the pogo, so be sure to wear your sweat band. It’s a party whenever Crayolala! hit the stage! - LoudLoopPress.com


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Currently mixing and mastering upcoming EP.

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From old-skool Chicago punk to NY off-Broadway musical theatre to LA DJs and Miami cover bands, A Sample Life is composed of young yet seasoned musicians Adam Stein and Stephanie Fravel. While their first single began as a simple melody Stephanie hummed to herself, their sound has evolved into a full collaborative effort. Straight out of University of Miami’s studio music program, Stephanie brings a knowledge of melodic construction and theatricality to the stage as Adam brings years of knowledge behind guitar/bass and letting the beat drop to round out the sound. The lyrics reflect storytelling, as guitar and keyboard melodies reflect a full range of emotion. Both members bring life-longings for adventure and spontaneity to the stage with their version of live mash-ups and arrangements of older rock/punk songs.

A Sample Life is a full repertoire of music created by Adam and Stephanie utilizing original, programmed samples and/or beats from already known songs, as well as some more acoustically composed singer/songwriter style songs. The set-up can be as simple as two microphones, a guitar, looping pedal and auxiliary percussion instruments to a more complicated set including a laptop, bass, vocal processor/drum machine, and a few more percussion instruments. A full sound is created between the two as they strive to communicate an intoxicating energy from the stage.