Jason Famous debuts new video: Body Type

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(photo credit Michael Grondin)

International recording superstar Jason Famous has had a tumultuous career. He’s hit rock bottom. He’s hit rock top. He’s even been rumored to have hit the rock. Two divorces. Multiple world tours. And yet, very few scars. Famous is a man of intrigue, an enigma of excess and success. His pure sexual charisma has resulted in the ban of his music from multiple countries. Even here in Canada.

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Famous for a segment that was to be broadcast worldwide on the radio, only to have it nixed at the last moment over the purported ‘dangers’ if it were to air. Sponsors threatened to pull out. Famous was quoted as saying “I never pull out, so why should they?” The interview was subsequently destroyed, a common theme in Famous’ eccentric career.

But the true rock in Famous’ life that he has been hitting is his fiance and twice-divorcee, Le Famé. His self-proclaimed “Sugar Mama”, Le Famé has bankrolled Famous for his entire career. The origins of their relationship, and the origins of Le Famé herself remain unclear. Famous claims he’s always had “some sort of relationship” with Le Famé. The two have continuously failed to provide any documents of her existence as a citizen, leaving some to speculate that she is in fact a projection of fame itself. Having met Le Famé, it is difficult to say whether or not she truly exists: Famous exudes an intoxicating aura, and many who come in contact with the recording superstar claim the experience was akin to hallucinogens. Erotic hallucinogens. His multiple divorces also coincide with periods where Le Famé quite literally disappeared, and Famous himself slipped out of the limelight into obscurity. These coincidences only further the hypothesis that Le Famé does not exist in physical reality. And yet, she is present at every show.

For those who don’t believe in conspiracy wizardry, Jason Famous and his music have been magic enough. We here at The New LoFi are fortunate to premiere his latest video, “Body Type”, to an eager international audience. With an album release forthcoming (and an lavish engagement on the horizon), Famous is poised to once again grab headlines around the globe.


Chillwave Wednesday CIX

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Chillwave Wednesday is a semi-weekly shortlist of chill music from around the internet.

PS: The chill is also now available on Spotify. See all of the tracks posted to Chillwave Wednesday each week on Spotify here: http://open.spotify.com/user/thenewlofi/playlist/ChillwaveWednesday

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Sweet Company

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Inspired & the Sleep just released a new fast paced swooner of a track called “Sweet Company.” It’s the first song they’ve released since last year’s EP (Eyelid Kid).

…could this mean a new album is on the way???

Inspired & the Sleep – Sweet Company


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I re-discovered the turntable in the summer of 2016; Me & Pops (the_Mrs) got an Airbnb in Ballard (seattle_neighborhood) and the host had an AudioTechnica AT-PL 50 with some nice cambridge audio speakers and a nice selection of vinyl. I must have auditioned 17 albums in 3 days.. This is INCIDENTALLY the same model I purchased for my father a few years back; “Tato” (father_in_ukrainian) loved playing his 33’s on this and would even switch the diamond to play 78’s. He passed on my birthday this past September, and while I choose to celebrate his passing as a good omen, one of the first things I had to do was rent a storage locker for all of his albums/cassettes/CDs. I am thanking him for that storage locker.
I set up Tato’s record player at home, and after that house in Ballard, I discovered a record shop in my corner of the earth. I’ve been frequenting it and other shops as I travel, (thanks for the freebie, Recyled Records, SF!)
I choose LPs for no particular reason. I might like the artwork on one record, or the name of the artist on the next (The Deadly nightshade_see below). The Men at Work album was a must – but not the yellow one with “Down Under” on it. So I’m looking forward to who and what I might meet &  discover. It’s kind of what my Father did, and he turned out alright :)
…I imagine that right now, he is at a table asking Mozart why he chose to compose a certain melody in a particular key while inquiring of Jimi Hendrix what regional Seattle cuisine he recommends…
He was 82, and never stopped listening to music from all over the world. … Classical, Jazz, Instrumental, Lyrical, Afro-Cuban, Bossanova, Opera – he dug it all… pretty much anything… He listened to and {respected} music, people and cultures. He was by degree a Columbia University Doctor of Philosophy and he was great teacher for me. He introduced me to the importance of travel and of celebrating humanity . Maybe that’s why I like to talk to and meet all kinds of people…
In Seattle, The first record I bought to start my collection was Foghat’s Boogie Motel. Incidentally, it’s not the one with “Slow Ride” on it. The track “Somebody’s been sleeping in my bed” hints that something is awry on the homefront, brought to you in a 70s groove rocker…

 

San Francisco’s Recycled Records is where I found SKY – I wasn’t sure what it was but the shopkeep assured me it was “really interesting to listen to – check it out” which I did and now  – here’s “Moonroof”

 

 

Finally, back in Montclair, these 2 little ditties  popped up in my face. 1. Gotta love me some Good Rats. “Does it make you feel happy” is just pure rock and roll. Summer parties and shenanigans are plentiful on this track. I’m waiting for Matthew McConaughey to show up as Wooderson from Dazed and Confused with some prime Aerosmith tickets…

 

 

2. The Deadly Nightshade. Seriously. They wrote the title track to the Norman Lear-produced “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.” The show was a breakthrough as it broke many molds and transformed the 70’s era woman into the polar opposite of Don Draper’s wife. I had the good fortune of editing with Louise Lasser – she was married to Woody Allen early on, and went on to play Mary Hartman. I also have the memory of a great evening bar-hopping with her on the lower east side a few moons back. Lol.

That’s the end of this album – This one’s for you, Dad :)

See you next time :)

 

 


Fellow Fellow

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Fellow Fellow is a new 7-piece Chamber Pop band from Los Angeles, California.

I am told that Chamber Pop means music that “places a renewed emphasis on melody and production, layering baroque, ornate songs with richly textured orchestral strings and horns while virtually denying the very existence of grunge, electronica, and other concurrent musical movements.”

(Think: Beirut, or The Decemberists)

Fellow Fellow certainly delivers on that promise. With guitars, a tuba, and blaring trumpets (and maybe even the occasional whistle), the band gives you a big circus of sound to listen to. THE WHOLE TIME, Copper Wolken’s vocals carry you through like a 18th century American frontiersmen.

The band have just released their debut album entitled The Traveler which you can stream on Bandcamp for free. (Fave tracks: “Ghost,” “The Traveler,” and “Lightsman’s Dreams”)

After you’ve listened to the album once, you can buy it on the Fellow Fellow Bandcamp page (it’s only $10).

see the band members


Chillwave Wednesday CVIII

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Chillwave Wednesday is a semi-weekly shortlist of chill music from around the internet.

PS: The chill is also now available on Spotify. See all of the tracks posted to Chillwave Wednesday each week on Spotify here: http://open.spotify.com/user/thenewlofi/playlist/ChillwaveWednesday

Playlist


Makola

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This track is banging!

Makola is a Highlife / Hip Hop duo based in East London. With both of the members taking inspiration from their ancestral roots (Finland / Ghana) Makola has a rich sound. It’s a cross between afro-funk, grimey raps, and party vibes that is perfect for the summer.

Get on this shit!

MAKOLA – This Is London

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Das Komplex

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Is it Techno? Is it Disco? Is it both?

It’s flexible like water…. it’s Das Komplex.

Das Komplex – Flexible Like Water