Lowtech Army

Lowtech Army

 Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
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We are Lowtech Army, formed in 2009 and based out of Wilmington, North Carolina. Our past projects including After School Special, Escape, and Humchuck Fire, have culminated in influencing our new sound. We hope to see everybody at a show soon!!

Biography


Lowtech Army is a 3-piece rock band from Wilmington, NC. We formed in late 2008 with a goal of spreading our music to as many people as possible. Members include Andy Funck on lead guitar and lead vocals, Andy Hauge on bass and vocals, and Jake Stiers on drums and vocals. For the majority of 2009, we spent writing original tunes and practicing nonstop. We performed a hand full of shows and received a pretty nice live recording from what used to be Lucky’s Pub.

We quickly set our marketing goals for 2010. The first thing we needed was a quality recording. So from the help of Kurt Schuelke and Clear Skies Productions, we began recording our first album entitled “Funck You” on July 12, 2010. Once completed, we decided the best way to get our music to as many people as possible was to release it on various websites for free. We assume that most people will not pay $1 for a band they have never heard. This was a very smart decision as we received lots of great feedback from fans we knew and didn’t know. We also had success with radio play thanks to the help of 98.3 The Penguin. They have played two singles from the “Funck You” CD including “Nasty Girls” and “Once Again”. Throughout 2010 we also performed at numerous venues including The Whiskey, City Stage Level 5, The Palm Room, The Soapbox, Red Dogs, The Calico Room, and 16 Taps to name a few.

Our focus is playing mostly originals, however we do make time for some covers. Our influences include Primus, Widespread Panic, The Grateful Dead, Phish, Ween, Pink Floyd, and many more. Our live shows have an ever changing rotation of songs and set lists so that no two shows are ever the same. With the help of Alex Page (DJ Sursee), we were able to incorporate a DJ to open and fill the set breaks at the majority of our shows. This gives the crowd a diverse evening of music, while also ensuring some crappy house music doesn’t kill the vibe during our breaks. This is another decision that proved to be beneficial throughout the year. We also collaborated with many sit-in musicians, most notably performing with members of Headway for our New Years Eve show.

Our goals for 2011 are to record our second album within 6 months, beginning February 11th with the help once again from Kurt Schuelke and Clear Skies Productions. We hope to wrap up the recording and have it available for free download once again by mid to late Spring. Our next scheduled performance will be at The Whiskey on March 18, 2011. We hope to perform several new venues and travel a little bit to expand our audience. We hope to conclude 2011 with a third recording due out in early 2012.

We appreciate everybody who has given us a chance to play their venue, and all of our fans for their wonderful support. You know who you are and Lowtech Army thanks you very much!

Discography

EP- "Crazy Quake Funk"- released July 2010.
Album- "Funck You"- released September 2010.
Singles "Once Again" and "Nasty Girls" receive airplay.
Album- "Jacob's Run"- to be released April 2011.