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Biography

There are 3 bands/artists with the name Lamont:

1. Lamont is a stoner rock trio founded in 1998 in Allston, MA, USA. As of 2007 they have been on 4 different record companies, one for each of their 4 albums. Critics state/claim that their sound is raw 70's AC/DC style rock & roll. They have opened for bands like Mojo Nixon, Reverend Horton Heat, and Drive-by Truckers. They also re-recorded a ZZ-Top track for a 70's cover compilation album. On a similar note, "Hotwire" from Thunder Boogie was featured in and on a commercial for Tony Hawk's Underground.

2. Lamont is a Swedish glam rock band formed in Malmo, Sweden in 2002. They are renowned for the unique way they have chosen to release their music. Instead of fighting the age of Mp3s and instantaneous music downloads, they have embraced it. Lamont releases their singles through free downloads available on their official site and Myspace.com page giving the listener the choice to buy the cover art and blank CD-R if desired. Using the slogan, "Lamont's music is for free and for everyone!" the group have brought a refreshing approach to the often muddled music industry. Not only are they bridging the gap between the band and band enthusiasts alike by being download friendly, but they are also concentrating on the value of the live performance. Lamont refers to itself as being "…not only about the music, about the whole experience of singing, dancing and going to the show."

Their latest single, "Rather Do It" was released on September 25th 2006.

The five current members of Lamont are:
*Kristofer - Vocals
*Lash - Guitar
*Kristina - Keyboards
*David - Bass
*Mr. Hank - Drums

3. Lamont, a basshead from Bristol, has had quite a music career. His involvement with the Swamp81 (Record Label) crew (Loefah, Zed Bias, Klose One, Benton, Paleman, Benny Ill, etc.) and with the curation of the Durkle Disco label alongside UK Garage veteran Zed Bias, he has made his mark with impressive imprints on each label. Also, just as important (arguably more or slightly less) as those relationships is the one founded in the roots from where bass innovation is spawned and pushed to its bounds to be presented in incredible, original works of art; Keysound Recordings. With a release on each of the three aforementioned labels, there is also the Paper Cranes label of which Lamont has been a part. Not only has his association with the likes of the coolest crowds in music resulted in benefits for the consumer in the form of excellent releases/records, but has led to collaborations, side-projects, and an array of mixes made available to the whole world on both his Soundcloud and Mixcloud. If you are trying to get a taste for Lamont's sound, just pay attention to who he surrounds himself with. If you need to cut a rug at a rave to some Lamont tunes, head to a Rinse FM party. If you need something dope to put on for your friends, Lamont's flavor can be heard directly and indirectly on NTS, Radar Radio, Rinse.FM, and so on. He is certainly helping the progressive nature of how different music evolves and how one's setting can affect the outcome of one's art.

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