low-fi

low-fi

 Boise, Idaho, USA
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Low-Fi is power trio with a unique sound "They are an honest-to-goodness rock act a la Modest Mouse and Wilco." (-Pacific Northwerst Inlander). Based out of Boise, ID.

Biography

AFTER HUNDREDS OF SHOWS THROUGHOUT
THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND SONG PLACEMENTS
ON SHOWTIME’S “THE BIG C” AND “ONE TREE HILL,”
BOISE BASED POWER TRIO Low-Fi IS SELF RELEASING
‘AFTER ALL THIS TIME’ THEIR EXPLOSIVE
SOPHOMORE ALBUM

www.lowfirocks.com
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low-fi is a three piece indie-rock band from Boise, ID that lives by the motto, “less is more.” The band formed in early 2007 and released their debut LP, ‘Where You Are’ to local critical acclaim in September of that same year. low-fi plays catchy tunes with smart lyrics that you’ll find yourself humming hours after hearing the band live or recorded. low-fi is Todd Sloan on guitar and vocals, Josh Gilmore on bass, and Kevin Alspach on drums.

Since their formation, low-fi has played over 250 shows around the Pacific Northwest. low-fi has received multiple accolades and air time including Sonicbids Unsigned Fuse TV On Demand contest winner in August 2010. , The song 'Where You Are' featured on Showtime's "The Big C" and The CW's "One Tree Hill", The song Overtime 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 OR, WA, WY, UT, NV, CA & CO and played several outdoor festivals in 2008-2011including: The University District Street Fair 2008-2011 (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.

Lyrics

Rabbit Hole

Written By: low-fi & Todd Sloan

Rabbit Hole
By low-fi

Lyrics & music by Todd Sloan & low-fi
Copyright/publishing by Todd Sloan & low-fi

I suppose no one really knows
Where we really go
When we finally do

Everyone will go down that road
We will finally know
Where it really goes

So when will you
Finally realize
This could be the last
Time you'll shut your eyes

Everyone will go down that road
We will finally know
Where it really goes

I suppose no one really knows
where we really go
When we finally do

So when will you
Finally realize
This could be the last
Time you'll shut your eyes

Time will shut your eyes
Time will shut your eyes

1957

Written By: low-fi

1957
By low-fi

Lyrics by Todd Sloan
Music by low-fi
Copyright/ Publishing Todd Sloan and low-fi 2007

What if it takes every last cent that we saved
What if they jack up the interest rate
What if there’s a giant earthquake

I don’t know
I don’t know
Cause I can’t see
Where I can’t go
Oh

I’ve seen too much real-estate
I could draw you a map of this whole damn place
I know every highway and back road

Upside down and inside out
Upside down and inside out
Cause I’ve been down, down, down
Every road

Oh in this town
Oh in this town
Oh in this town
Oh in this town, oh

I’ve seen too much real-estate
I could draw you a map of this whole damn place
I know every highway and back road

Upside down and inside out
Upside down and inside out
Cause I’ve been down, down, down
Every road

Oh in this town
Oh in this town
Oh in this town
Oh in this town, oh

War

Written By: low-fi

‘War’
By low-fi

Lyrics by Todd Sloan
Music by Todd Sloan and low-fi
Copyright/ Publishing Todd Sloan and low-fi 2007

This is a mistake can’t you see it comin’
This is a mistake can’t you see it comin’
We’ve gotta get our heads out of the clouds
We’ve gotta get our heads out of the clouds
(repeat)

This is a mistake I can see it comin’
This is a mistake I can see it comin
I’ve gotta get my head out of the clouds
I’ve gotta get my head out of the clouds
(repeat)

Stop over thinkin’ it
Just let it go
Stop over thinkin’ it
Just let it go
If it’s just that easy
I guess we’ll never know
Stop over thinkin’ it
Just let it go
Let it go
Let it go

This is a mistake God can see it comin’
This is a mistake God can see it comin’
We’ve gotta get our heads out of the clouds
We’ve gotta get our heads out of the clouds
(repeat)

Getting To You

Written By: low-fi

‘Getting To You’
By low-fi

Lyrics by Todd Sloan
Music by Todd Sloan and low-fi
Copyright/ Publishing Todd Sloan and low-fi 2007

Oh I’d be better off I’d
Just let it all happen to me
Just let it all happen to me
Just let it all happen

Cause if it’s getting to you
You know it’s getting to me
So if it’s getting to you

Oh you’d be better off if you’d
Just let it all happen to you
Just let it all happen to you
Just let it all happen

Cause if it’s getting to you
You know it’s getting to me
So if it’s getting to you

Oh we’d be better off if we’d
Just let it all happen to us
Just let it all happen to us
Just let it all happen

Cause if it’s getting to you
You know it’s getting to me
So if it’s getting to you

Goin' On

Written By: low-fi

‘Goin’ on’
By low-fi

Lyrics by Todd Sloan
Music by Todd Sloan and low-fi
Copyright/ Publishing Todd Sloan and low-fi 2007

Just so we got this straight
I’m not interested in goin’ on
Just so we got this straight
I’m not interested in goin’ on
Just so we got this straight
I’m not interested in goin’ on
Just so we got this straight
I’m not interested in goin’ on

The stars are softly calling me
Say it’s not too late to hit the brakes
The stars are softly calling me
Say it’s not too late to hit the brakes

Just so we got this straight
I’m not interested in goin’ on
Just so we got this straight
I’m not interested in goin’ on
Just so we got this straight
I’m not interested in goin’ on
Just so we got this straight
I’m not interested in goin’

The stars are softly calling me
Say it’s not too late to hit the brakes
The stars are softly calling me
Say it’s not too late to hit the brakes

Overtime

Written By: low-fi

‘Overtime’
By low-fi

Lyrics by Todd Sloan and Adrian Esguerra
Music by Todd Sloan and low-fi
Copyright/ Publishing Todd Sloan and low-fi 2007

I’ll be home late dear I’m just working a little extra
Tryin’ to make this work
Tryin’ to get us by
Tryin’ to get us by
Get us by
Get us by

The sun goes down at four thirty five pm
It’s dark when you go to work and it’s dark when you come back home
So are we ever gonna find
Are we ever gonna find
Daylight
Daylight

It just occurred to me that I have fallen into your trap
It just occurred to me that I have lost track of my way back
Way back

Overtime
Overtime

Could dig us out
Dig us out

It just occurred to me that I have fallen into your trap
It just occurred to me that I have lost track of my way back
Way back

Overtime
Overtime

Could dig us out
Dig us out

Ghost Pilot

Written By: low-fi

‘Ghost Pilot’
By low-fi

Lyrics by Todd Sloan
Music by Todd Sloan and low-fi
Copyright/ Publishing Todd Sloan and low-fi 2007

Somewhere in the shadows still hiding
Missed your chance to go into the light

Nothing left but a memory
Shot down like you never meant nothin’
Nothing left but a memory
Shot down like you never meant nothin’
Nothing left but a memory
Shot down like you never meant nothin’
Nothing left but a memory
Shot down like you never meant nothin’

Now you find yourself the chill in the air
Like a frozen corner that’s always a shadow
Like the missing pilot who forgot to kiss his wife

Now you find yourself the chill in the air
Somewhere between here and nowhere
They say you were lost at sea

Somewhere in the shadows still hiding
Now the bells of silence start to ring

Nothing left but a memory
Shot down like you never meant nothin’
Nothing left but a memory
Shot down like you never meant nothin’
Nothing left but a memory
Shot down like you never meant nothin’
Nothing left but a memory
Shot down like you never meant nothin’

Now you find yourself the chill in the air
Like a frozen corner that’s always a shadow
Like the missing pilot who forgot to kiss his wife

Now you find yourself the chill in the air
Somewhere between here and nowhere
They say you were lost at sea

Broken Compass

Written By: low-fi

‘Broken Compass’
By low-fi

Lyrics by Todd Sloan
Music by Todd Sloan and low-fi
Copyright/ Publishing Todd Sloan and low-fi 2007

This is a side of me that I don’t want you to see
How did it get to be like this so quick
Built up a tolerance but it sometimes makes me sick
How did it get to be like this so quick

I’m like a ship out on the ocean
Broken compass about to sink
And the only thing that keeps me from drowning is that I float

On the whisky sea
On the whisky sea

This is a side of me that I don’t want you to fix
How did it get to be like this so quick
Broke a few promises that I refuse to regret
How did it get to be like this so quick

I’m like a ship out on the ocean
Broken compass about to sink
And the only thing that keeps me from drowning is that I float

On the whisky sea
On the whisky sea

On the whisky sea
On the whisky sea
On the whisky sea
On the whisky sea
On the whisky sea
On the whisky sea
On the whisky sea

Second Best

Written By: low-fi

‘Second Best’
By low-fi

Lyrics by Todd Sloan
Music by Todd Sloan and low-fi
Copyright/ Publishing Todd Sloan and low-fi 2007

I try too hard to please you always comin’ in second best
I can’t pretend I don’t care anymore
Your eyes are beautifully wicked

I wanna look back on my America
I wanna feel freakish when I walk these streets
I wanna be the only one
Somebody save me from the monster in my

So you catch his wandering eyes don’t you get so surprised
Hearts drawn on foggy glass kisses pressed on sexy lips
So you catch her wandering eyes don’t you get so surprised
Hearts drawn on foggy glass kisses pressed on sexy lips

Don’t let these feelings hurt you
Don’t let them hold you down
It’s just plastic and made up
I saw you yesterday you didn’t smile

I wanna look back on my America
I wanna feel freakish when I walk these streets
I wanna be the only one
Somebody save me from the monster in my soul

So you catch his wandering eyes don’t you get so surprised
Hearts drawn on foggy glass kisses pressed on sexy lips
So you catch her wandering eyes don’t you get so surprised
Hearts drawn on foggy glass kisses pressed on sexy lips

What do you want me to be I’ll be that thing that you need just try me
What do you want me to be I’ll be that thing that you need just try me
What do you want me to be I’ll be that thing that you need just try me
What do you want me to be I’ll be that thing that you need just try me
What do you want me to be I’ll be that thing that you need just try me

Paper Airplane

Written By: low-fi

‘Paper Airplane ’
By low-fi

Lyrics by Todd Sloan
Music by Todd Sloan and low-fi
Copyright/ Publishing Todd Sloan and low-fi 2007

You better hold on tighter
This plane is gonna crash
I knew it couldn’t last
Held together by folded paper

The pilot has gone missing
And there’s no way to land this thing
I knew it was gonna crash
Paper airplane drifted into the sun

Drifted into the sun

I threw it off of the top of the tallest building I could find
And when it crashed into the sunset I followed close behind and shut my eyes

And shut my eyes
And shut my eyes

So temporarily constructed
In fact I ripped from the notebook I’m writing in
Paper airplane
Drifted into the sun

The Darkness

Written By: low-fi

‘The Darkness’
By low-fi

Lyrics by Todd Sloan
Music by Todd Sloan and low-fi
Copyright/ Publishing Todd Sloan and low-fi 2007

You didn’t try hard enough/ slipped under the radar/ lost track of you place on the map
Couldn’t write another word
Put down that broken guitar/ gotta find a way to make some money
The future looks dark can barely pay the rent

The darkness caused by a fractured filament
In the giant light bulb in your mind that goes on and off and on
Don’t let the vultures pick the bones of your remains things will change
Pick up the pieces of your heart here comes the sun here comes the rain

You didn’t try hard enough/ slipped under the radar/ lost track of you blip on the map
Couldn’t write another word
Put on your Sundays best/ pawn away the drum set/ the guitars and break all your sticks
Another rock star won’t be missed

The darkness caused by a fractured filament
In the giant light bulb in your mind that goes on and off and on
Don’t let the vultures pick the bones of your remains things will change
Pick up the pieces of your heart here comes the sun here comes the rain

That old lonely highway takes you where it goes
That’s not always your way but you keep goin’
That old lonely highway takes you where it goes
That’s not always your way but you keep goin’

The darkness caused by a fractured filament
In the giant light bulb in your mind that goes on and off and on
Don’t let the vultures pick the bones of your remains things will change
Pick up the pieces of your heart here comes the sun here comes the rain

Kitty Suicide

Written By: low-fi

‘Kitty Suicide’
By low-fi

Lyrics by Todd Sloan
Music by Todd Sloan and low-fi
Copyright/ Publishing Todd Sloan and low-fi 2007

Always lurking late at night
I can see you eyes reflecting in the head lights
Reflecting in the head lights

Only two lives left out of nine
This happens all the time but everything is all right
Everything is all right

Kitty suicide

Kitty suicide just don’t get it
Lost count cat now you’re gonna get it

Don’t let me believe I’ve got it all figured out now
Don’t let me believe I’ve got it all figured out now

December snow has fallen again
I can see her foot prints glowing in the moon light
Glowing in the moon light

Only one life left out of nine
This happens all the time but everything is all right
Everything is all right

Kitty suicide

Kitty suicide just don’t get it
Lost count cat now you’re gonna get it

Don’t let me believe I’ve got it all figured out now
Don’t let me believe I’ve got it all figured out now

Where You Are

Written By: low-fi

Where You Are
By low-fi

Lyrics by Todd Sloan
Music by low-fi
Copyright/ Publishing Todd Sloan and low-fi 2007

I felt so strange/ All damn day/ After waking up from this dream I had this morning

Oh
This morning
Oh

And the clouds didn’t burn away/ All damn day/ Didn’t burn away/ All damn day/ But is the sun still shining

Where you are
Oh
Is where I want to be
Oh
Is where you are

Overloaded I can’t turn off my mind/ Even when I try to rest my eyes/ I can’t sleep when you’re not by my side

Oh
By my side
Oh
By my side
Oh

And the clouds didn’t burn away/ All damn day/ Didn’t burn away/ All damn day/ But is the sun still shining

Where you are
Oh
Is where I want to be
Oh

And the clouds didn’t burn away/ All damn day/ Didn’t burn away/ All damn day/ But is the sun still shining

Where you are

Discography

2nd Self Released Album "After All This Time" July 19th, 2011

Self released album "Where You Are" September 2007.

In 2009 "War" was nominated for an Independant Music Award in the category of "Sing Out For Social Action". Though they did not win, this gained them some great national exposure.

In February 2010 "Where You Are" was played in it's entirety on the CW show "One Tree Hill." August 2010 "Where You Are" aired in Showtime's "The Big C"
"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 KEXP's "Audio Oasis", KUOI Moscow, ID, 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 & 2010.

Set List

Typical set 45 min - 3 Hrs.

Night Sparrows (1)
Night Sparrows (2)
The Collective
Yeah Great Fine
Ride into the sun
Lonely
Hey I
Dog Days
So Far Away
1957
Where You Are
Ghost Pilot
Broken Compass
Rivers & Valleys
Getting To You
Broken Compass
War
Robot Heart
The Darkness
Rabbit Hole
Second Best
Paper Airplane
Idaho
Goin' On
Communications
Tell ME
Pinball
Pure Rejection
Turns You On
Highschool
Night Sparrows
Wall Street
4th House on The Right
Voyager
Last Transmission

Cover's that we throw out there from time to time include:

Blood & Roses - Smitherines
Heart of gold - Niel Young
You're all I've got tonight - The Cars
Message in a bottle - The Police
Shout - Tears For Fears
Tainted Love - Soft Cell