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ReviewShine Wednesday: Lohio

Posted in Lohio on September 1, 2010 by AmericanaPulse

Every Wednesday, I feature a brief review of at least one album that has been submitted to me through the ReviewShine website. I have cleverly titled this recurring segment “ReviewShine Wednesday.”

Today we feature something different… Lohio, a band out of Pittsburgh led by songwriter Greg Dutton and what sounds like several dozen of his closest friends. Although the band lists only four official members, somehow they manage to sound like a large collective of musicians not unlike larger ensembles such as The Cloud Cult or Polyphonic Spree. Bursting out of the largeness of their sound on their new Family Tree EP is an overwhelming sense of ebullience and joy that takes the form of bouncy pop hooks and can’t help but make you smile.

The band recorded this project in an old farmhouse-turned-studio in upper Pennsylvania. Before each recording session they would listen to the previous day’s tracks while preparing dinner. They would then sit down to a large family-style feast before heading back into the studio. It would have been nice to have a seat at that table.
Lohio: Leave the City, Leave Your Room! (Buy Album)
(Buy album link points to previous, self-titled release. Keep an eye on the band’s official website for a forthcoming link to buy the new EP.)