Lori

Lori

BandAlternativeRock

LORI – Gushy, Excited and a little bit drunk. It's Indie-Pop-Alt-Country-Punk-Guitar-ROCK inviting you to listen up and have a good time.

Biography

Columbus OHIO. We all moved here for jobs and met each other at work. We practice in a barn that Mike Szumlinski bought from a guy who used to record people singing karaoke versions of white trash favorites.

The band LORI writes and plays music the only way it knows how; LOUDLY and with RETARD ABANDON.
Each musician brings something special and interesting to the table, be it talent, skill, lack of skill, mystery, or plain idiocy... And what cooks out is a rock-solid collection of hooky original pop songs full of sexy guitar-on-guitar action.

"The songwriters in Lori are willing and able to rock your socks off. The guitar will roll out Johnny Marr-esque lines that float effortlessly over the songs, creating a lyrical power of their own." -Left Off the Dial

"Lori blends the sound of The Cure with exciting upbeat Midwest rock and bright lyrics in a combination that is original
and exciting." -Scope Magazine

"Solid and well-produced, these five songs feature searing guitar solos and memorable melodies. The band resists a singular sound,
moving between Byrdsian pop and driving post-punk..." -Sponic Zine

MICHAEL BREWER grew up in Germantown, Ohio. He sings and plays the guitar.
LORI CANTU is from Dallas, Texas. She plays the guitar and the bass.
JOHN DORCAS grew up on a farm in Waverly, Kansas. He plays drums, the clave, and the cuica.
MIKE SZUMLINSKI is from Detroit. He plays the guitar and the bass.

Discography

HEARD OHIO WAS NICE (EP). Released MARCH 2004.
Tracks:
ACCELERATOR MAGIC
DAREDEVIL LOVER
CAME THROUGH
B.M.L.S. (Black Mona Lisa Smile)
DURATIONS OF GRANDEUR
- No. 18 on CMJ Radio 200 Adds chart, Issue 868
- charted multiple weeks on 21 College Radio Top 30 playlists in June/July of 2004
-Played on over 100 college radio stations.

HALLELUJAH (Full Length). Released JUNE 2005.
Tracks:
ONE ZERO ZERO
CONVERSATION RIDES
GRANDSTAND
FAR OUT GUNSMOKE
AIN'T GOT TIME
DAREDEVIL LOVER
DANGEROUS ROCKET
SPECTACULAR DIE-CAST TRIBUTES
5th ROUND
Mrs. SOMEDAY
DURATIONS OF GRANDEUR
CHAUTAUQUA
Press and Promo to follow.

Set List

10 song set, about 40 minutes:
CAME THROUGH
ONE ZERO ZERO
CONVERSATION RIDES
AIN'T GOT TIME
ACCELERATOR MAGIC
DAREDEVIL LOVER
CAPTAIN CAFFEINE
GRANDSTAND
FAR OUT GUNSMOKE
DANGEROUS ROCKET