Patrick Coman & The Lo-Fi Angels

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Patrick Coman & The Lo-Fi Angels play the soundtrack for Saturday night sinning and Sunday morning redemption. Merging the rootsy barroom shuffle of Coman’s Oklahoma birthplace with the poetic intensity of traditional New England folk, this unique quintet has steadily become a force for the growing Americana scene in Coman’s adopted hometown of Boston and beyond.

“One of our most... more

Patrick Coman & The Lo-Fi Angels play the soundtrack for Saturday night sinning and Sunday morning redemption. Merging the rootsy barroom shuffle of Coman’s Oklahoma birthplace with the poetic intensity of traditional New England folk, this unique quintet has steadily become a force for the growing Americana scene in Coman’s adopted hometown of Boston and beyond.

“One of our most beloved roots stalwarts”-Boston Band Crush
“Might have just become one of our favorites” -Dig Boston

The first full band release Let It Ring, a 5 song EP following Coman’s critically praised 2010 solo debut Southern Storms, (“one of the strongest local albums of the year” -The Noise) ratchets up the languid pace of Coman’s previous work. Rhythm section Bob Laing (drums) and Tim Moynihan (upright bass) anchor foot stomping grooves on songs like the Dixieland flavored “Boston City Blues” and 12-bar shuffle “Hungover”, which feature the the undeniably infectious playing of violinist Aaron Cross and singer Michelle Vanas, who adds a sweet counterpart to Coman’s gruff vocals.

The album was recorded live at Chillhouse Studios in Charlestown, MA with producer Eric Welsh, who also added organ on the title track “Let It Ring” and album closer “Streets of Berlin”. After a year of performing incessantly throughout New England, the decision to record live was a calculated risk. According to Coman, “we felt that this was the only way we could really capture the energy and emotion we put into our live shows. The process is very limiting in a way because when you record at the same time you have all of these instrumental tracks and vocals bleeding onto each other and you don’t have the ability to go back and digitally edit each piece in the way that most people do these days. But I think it was well worth the trade off, especially on songs like “Streets of Berlin” or “Hungover” where we were able to feed off of each other and let the songs ebb and flow in a very organic and natural way.”

Adds Coman, ” In a sense we are very unapologetic about not going in and tinkering with these songs in the studio. We know these songs inside and out and we have total faith in their ability to stand on their own.”

Patrick Coman & The Lo-Fi Angels are:
Patrick Coman – vocals, guitar
Michelle Vanas – vocals
Tim Moynihan – upright bass
Bob Laing – drums
Aaron Cross – violin

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