Lohio - "Adelai" Video (PopMatters Premiere)

by Eric Allen Been

27 January 2011

On Lohio's debut video for “Adelai”, which is the lead single for Family Tree, the group aims for an Arcade Fire-like grand statement—complete with a visual meditation on adolescent wistfulness and anxiety—and the effort pays off brilliantly.
 

On Lohio’s new five-song EP Family Tree, the Pittsburg-based band blend indie-folk and chamber pop, topped with male/female vocal dynamics, creating a sound packed with wholehearted rhythmic nuances and lush arrangements. Lohio—which consists of singer/songwriter Greg Dutton, bassist/vocalist Liz Adams, guitarist Erik Cirelli and drummer Dave Bubbenheim—says one of their goals on the EP was to paint a “portrait of the way a band can become your family”, and the end result is their most captivating work yet. On Lohio’s debut video for “Adelai”, which is the lead single for Family Tree, the group aims for an Arcade Fire-like grand statement—complete with a visual meditation on adolescent wistfulness and anxiety—and the effort pays off brilliantly. The band, which has shared the stage with the likes of Ra Ra Riot, the Avett Brothers and Tokyo Police Club, are set to hit the road next month (the dates are listed below). You can stream or download Family Tree over at Lohio’s Bandcamp website.


  
TOUR DATES
2/3 Buffalo, NY 136 Loft
2/4 Morgantown, WV 123 Pleasant Street
2/5 Elkins, WV Davis & Elkins College
2/7 New York City Union Hall
2/8 New York City Lit Lounge
2/10 Elon, NC The Fat Frogg
2/12 Chapel Hill, NC The Cave
2/14 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlies
2/15 Bloomington, IN The Bishop
2/16 Louisville, KY Rudyard Kipling
2/17 Indianapolis, IN Vollrath
2/18 Columbus, OH KOBO
2/19 Pittsburgh, PA Thunderbird

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