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Los Angeles, United States (2013 – present)

Matthew Hemerlein, better known by the stage name Lo-Fang, is a singer-songwriter and classically trained musician. The stage name came up while driving through Sedona, Arizona on his way to Los Angeles. He chose it mainly because of the symmetry of the letters and his attempt to balance the feminine and masculine elements in his music.

At age 5, Lo-Fang began playing violin.

During the latter years of the 2000s, Lo-Fang began teaching music to kids and performing in galleries and museums. He had been with his sister Mallory to performed as part of the Family Hemerlein, a variety show featuring musicians and comedians.

In 2011, he released an album Hot Nickels under his birth name and opened up for British folk duo Smoke Fairies in London. After performing in a a gospel in Berlin, Lo-Fang was offered a publishing contract by EMI.

Lo-Fang signed with 4AD in late September 2013. He wrote “Blue Film” as he traveled around the world to Cambodia, Bali, London, Tokyo, and elsewhere. While developing “Blue Film” from a mixtape to a full-fledged album, Lo-Fang collaborated with Grammy-winning producer François Tétaz.

He currently is the opening act for Lorde, with her picking his song “#88” as her second favorite from 2013. He also made a cameo appearance on the ABC drama Revenge.

His debut album “Blue Film” was released on February 25, 2014, by 4AD.

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  • MarioAle

    oh my god his album is great!

    18 Sep 4:57pm Reply
  • My_Armistice

    "The stage name came up while driving through Sedona, Arizona on his way to Los Angeles. He chose it mainly because of the symmetry of the letters and his attempt to balance the feminine and masculine elements in his music." Looool what? Anyway, album is solid.

    18 Sep 2:45pm Reply
  • floflo917

    17 Sep 4:24pm Reply
  • Actually_GIOS

    I love him.

    14 Sep 7:19am Reply
  • mscNOW

    review of "Blue Film" from musicNOW!: http://musicnow.pl/plyty/lo-fang-blue-film/ (yes, its in polish...)

    8 Sep 1:05pm Reply
  • Paulie-Waulie

    I need help! What genre am I looking for (chillwave, downtempo, trip hop, dreampop??) Artists I like are: Active Child, SOHN, James Blake, Grimes, Lo-Fang, Autre Ne Veut, Ásgeir, How To Dress Well, Ben Khan, Purity Ring, Toro Y Moi...

    8 Sep 10:28am Reply
  • MarcusLMosnter

    A mixtape is like a demo album, it isn't an official release, the songs on it will may or may not be finalized.

    1 Sep 11:10pm Reply
  • garrow6

    I have a question 'bout Lo-Fang and his upcoming mixtape. The question is: what is a mixtape? :P and how it will be release? If songs from Every Night will be on the next Lo-Fang's album?

    31 Aug 8:44pm Reply
  • oscargarnica_

    Listening to Silver and eagerly waiting for Every Night's release.

    28 Aug 4:17am Reply
  • garrow6

    I couldn't imagine better debut album. Love this guy

    23 Aug 12:46pm Reply
  • b-factor

    In love with his debut album.

    20 Aug 5:13pm Reply
  • AntoHathaway

    Love you <3

    14 Aug 6:17pm Reply
  • seyma__

    Great debut album

    2 Aug 11:59am Reply
  • BelovedArchon

    Lovely stuff

    22 Jul 1:33pm Reply
  • FolkerRussia

    норм вполне

    9 Jul 11:25am Reply
  • Jeeheeen

    So good!

    18 Jun 2:17am Reply
  • MISIAscension

    really liking his debut album

    13 Jun 5:20am Reply
  • matei-te

    sweet jesus

    8 Jun 2:37am Reply
  • MarcusLMosnter

    Ele falou que o Lo é bonito/sabe cantar/compõe/tocanão é desesperado por atenção e que por isso é a antitese da Lorde, então ele quis dizer que a Lorde é feia/não sabe cantar/tocar/compor e que é desesperada por atenção, meio óbvio que foi um xingamento a Lorde

    28 May 2:39am Reply
  • Viscounnt

    depende do sentido da antítese pra quem lê. ou ele quis dizer que ele é a versão contrária dela pela antítese no caso homem/mulher ou que ele é a versão antítese dela por ele ser bom e ela ruim. no caso entendi como a primeira opção

    27 May 6:13am Reply
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