Super groups can be defined by the members themselves. When we first heard music from Lo Tom, we figured they were a super group in that David Bazan of Pedro The Lion and Jason Martin of Starflyer 59 were in the foursome. Now the Los Angeles four piece is back with a new album titled LP2 coming soon. We say soon because the band has launched a Kickstarter campaign, and the preorder is in it. The first single “Start Payin’,” is definitely searing and worth digging into.
Washed in plenty of tone, the straight indie rock sounds mix well with the lush guitar sounds that Martin brought to Starflyer. With Bazan on vocals, the bass line has plenty of heft while the guitars squeal and the drums pop with intensity. The backing vocals and underlying synths deliver a sound that’s pretty close to perfect while the secondary guitar adds a sound that’s catchy but also deep in its weight.
The song is available to stream above or on Bandcamp. LP2 by Lo Tom is available for preorder directly from Kickstarter by helping fund the project.
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