Lo-Fang performs in The Current studio

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Lo-Fang, whose given name is Matthew Hemerlein, is touring in support of his debut album, 'Blue Film'. (Lauren Dukoff)
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Lo-Fang performs in The Current studio
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  • Lo-Fang, '#88' performed at The Current 06:45
  • Lo-Fang, 'Blue Film' performed at The Current 03:09
  • Lo-Fang, 'When We're Fire' performed at The Current 03:46

Lo-Fang, whose given name is Matthew Hemerlein, is touring in support of his debut album, Blue Film. After playing a sold-out show at the 7th Street Entry on Saturday, May 3, Lo-Fang stopped in to The Current's studio to play some songs and to chat with Mac Wilson.

Although Hemerlein says there was "no master plan" to become a multi-instrumentalist, his musical interests began when he learned to play violin at age 5 using the Suzuki method. Other instruments followed, and he eventually began to write and record his own songs.

Hemerlein talks to Mac Wilson about songwriting and about recent television appearances on VH1 and on NBC's The Today Show, where one of the guests was Edward Norton, who just happened to attend the same high school as Hemerlein.

Listen to the full interview to hear more about Hemerlein's rising career, including what it was like to tour with Lorde and what he came away with after featuring in a mystery festival in Berlin.

Songs Performed


"#88"
"Blue Film"
"When We're Fire"
All songs off Lo-Fang's debut album, Blue Film, out now on 4AD Records.

Hosted by Mac Wilson
Produced by Jade
Engineered by Michael DeMark and Andrew Danielsson


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