Salvador

by Lo-Pan

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Colin M.
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Colin M. Straight-up melodic, kickass bluesy stoner rock an roll. Favorite track: Chichen Itza.
Daniel Mayes
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Daniel Mayes I love these guys. There's just a coolness that swims through the heaviness that's hard to put a finger on. So I'll have to listen a bunch more to figure it out - and that's a great problem to have! Favorite track: Chichen Itza.
Andrew Triplett
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Andrew Triplett Great Heavy BLues Riffs & a vocalist surprising voice, (in a good way!), when he finally kicks in. As if the music wasn't already good enough, he provides an even more unique signature sound for the band. I recommend it completely! The whole album is great, but check out: "El Dorado", "Bird of Prey", "Intro", & "Chichen Itza", to start with, for a good feel for the album's sound. Favorite track: Bird Of Prey.
Mick M
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Mick M This just rocks from start to finish. Favorite track: Spartacus.
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about

They're not saying that they've been everywhere or done everything, but Lo-pan can tell you it's a pretty amazing planet we live on here, and a band would have to be some kind of fools to think we're alone in THIS universe. A borrowed view of the world perhaps but Jack Burton doesn't seem to mind and it eloquently explains the state of mind these rock and roll mad scientists come at the world from.

Born out of a combination of dirty rock and roll, stale beer and an unhealthy obsession with "Big Trouble In Little China," Columbus's Lo-Pan have been tearing up the club circuit since 2005. Lo-Pan burst onto the local scene with their locally released self-titled album back in 2006. The local buzz gave way to more national attention as bands told bands and Lo-Pan began gracing venues big and small with names like Red Giant, Devil To Pay, Torche, the Sword, Saviours, Year Long Disaster, Red Fang, Valkyrie, & the Atomic Bitchwax (just to name a few). Fast forward five years and there's hardly a band worth playing with that they haven't shared a stage with. Enter the sophomore release, "Sasquanaut." Initial pressings on local indie Nice Life Records sold out quickly and as before the best praise is when one band on the road tells another "Hey, man you've got to check this out." Which brought them, album masters in hand to us here at Small Stone. Enter Sasquanaut, mark 2: "Sasquanaut (Remixed & Re-mastered)." Heavier, more dynamic, louder and just that tiny bit more polished. Not ones to sit on their hands when there was rock and roll to make, Lo-pan handed over the masters and headed right back into to the studio to see if they could rock just a little bit harder.

"Salvador" is the result of yet another frenetic battle between these humble Columbus rock and rollers and their inner demons. Eleven tracks of white hot rock and roll fury played like the boys were fighting for their immortal souls. The thunderous low ends and pummeling drums continue to beat your ears into submission. And battling it out front and center is the eternal dual between killer riffs and those soaring vocals. Look for the album late spring on both CD and 180 gram virgin vinyl and look for the band on the road pretty much all the time. After all, the porkchop express is never really off the road. And as always remember; IT'S ALL IN THE REFLEXES!

credits

released May 24, 2011

Lo-Pan is:
Skot Thompson: bass
JBartz: drums
Jeff Martin: vox
Brian Fristoe: guitar

Produced, Recorded, and Mixed by: Benny Grotto at Mad Oak Studios Allston, MA.
Mastered by: Chris Goosman at Basline Audio Labs Ann Arbor, MI.
Illustration & album artwork by Alexander von Wieding.
Photos by: JBartz.
All songs written and performed by Lo-Pan

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