Local Label Spotlight: Lo Fi City

Lo Fi City Offers Exposure to Regional Independent Artists

Lo Fi City is a Cincinnati-based music label on a mission to bring forth the musical output of underdog weirdos everywhere, specializing in digital, cassette and CD-R releases. “Perhaps what we are most known for are our annual compilations, which feature the works of Lo Fi City affiliated artists as well as contributions from like-minded artists from across the country,” says label head Jon Stout. These compilations are available for free download on the Lo Fi City bandcamp page and free handmade physical copies are distributed to independent businesses and music events across Ohio and Chicago.

Lo Fi City Artists and Recent Releases

The label just celebrated their 5th anniversary with the release of three new albums: Tooth Lures A Fang released their third offering of patented ‘90s inspired melodic indie rock gems, titled Sharon is Karen, in June; label house band Sleepy Drums returned in August with a collection of experimental grunge punk compositions, Cosmic Imagination Pt. II; and last October Lo Fi City welcomed Chicago-based experimental electronic artist Nightmare Frontier to the fold, with the release of their first collection Nightmare Frontier 1.

Submit Your Music Today

2019 marks the sixth year of our compilation series, and Lo Fi City is now looking to broaden both our reach and musical horizons.

Now, they’re collecting tracks for the upcoming compilation and would like to extend a public invitation for submissions.

If you’d like to submit your own music for consideration for the upcoming Lo Fi City compilation, send one MP3 or WAV track via email: loficity@gmail.com. Although not all submissions will be used, every submission will be reviewed and considered. Volume 6 will be released on August 24 with an accompanying release party at the Chameleon, featuring live performances by Sleepy Drums, Sack Lunch, Nightmare Frontier and more.