Lo-fi

Lo-fi is an aesthetic in music production which uses low fidelity recording practices. Its use is usually due to the artist’s financial limitations. Many lo-fi artists use inexpensive cassette tape recorders for their music. The term was coined by WFMU DJ William Berger who dedicated a half hour segment of his program to home record music throughout the late ’80s under the name Lo-fi… Read more…|Edit this Artist photo: Dum Dum Girls

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Tuesday 2 June 2015
The Mountain Goats
Blank RangeConcert
The Great American Music Hall
San Francisco CA, United States
37.784963 -122.418871

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Sebadoh
Stranger CatConcert
Grog Shop
Cleveland Heights, OH, Cleveland, United States
41.5084 -81.580535

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My Morning Jacket
Floating ActionConcert
State Theatre
Cleveland OH, United States
41.501063 -81.680796

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Neutral Milk Hotel
Robert SchneiderConcert
McDonald Theatre
Eugene OR, United States
44.048618 -123.092766

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The Mountain Goats
Blank RangeConcert
Mayan Theatre
Los Angeles, United States
34.040729 -118.259068

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Sebadoh
Total BabesConcert
Brillobox
Pittsburgh PA, United States
40.465637 -79.954821

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  • goldfishclowns

    I personally don't see the beef with intentional lo-fi, if it suits the music, then who really gives a shit? In this day and age, any attempt at lo-fi is most likely to be intentional, given how accessible good quality recording equipment is.

    last month
  • PsychoLold

    lo-fi describes a sound that is characterized by a lack of overdubs and electronic effects, and the artists usually choose simple instrumentation. Also, an unedited, "raw" sound has a certain charm to it, since it might sound distorted and generally unclean, thus producing a more "organic" sound. I don't see how this is a stupid idea. It's just an antithesis to artists like Coldplay (for example) and has its very own right to exist.

    last month
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Intentional lo-fi is one of the most stupid ideas mankind ever came up with. You couldn't be more pretentious i.e. hipster if you tried. [2] Shame how it's affected some stuff that would be toherwise great, too...like Dust Sculptures.

    last month
  • LAHardwave

    lo-fi wave rock...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_Q44Wn8jp4

    March 2015
  • tb_lvlup

    https://ostpreussen.bandcamp.com/album/saturnalia-trip Oriental melodies, something of jazz, a bit of ethnic and renounced ambient. Very eclectic work. free download

    March 2015
  • Chloelowee

    Lo-fi gloom from Master Harker https://masterharker.bandcamp.com/album/black-nore

    March 2015
  • qwertyuiasdfg

    So many good artists, but i fucking hate this tag

    February 2015
  • alex-dean

    Really weird tag. But most of the artists i love are tagged lo-fi, Modest Mouse, Neutral Milk Hotel, Kurt Vile etc. Guess it's mostly associated with indie artists, tho indie is also hard to describe. Ahh music...

    February 2015
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