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Lo-Fi Resistance is the brainchild of young, multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter, Randy McStine. Born and raised in upstate New York, McStine picked up a guitar at the age of five and has quietly blazed an impressive path ever since. At the age of ten, Randy started performing in guitar-centered cover bands with musicians two or three times his age. His first songwriting ventures were in the Instrumental Rock field, beginning in the early 2000’s. This period saw the release of two self-produced, independent albums: 2000's Shredding Skin (recorded at age 11), and 2002's Second Shot. Both albums included faithful covers of legendary guitarists, including Jeff Beck and Gary Moore, however, McStine's original material was quite advanced despite his novice experience as a songwriter.
In April of 2009, McStine began writing sessions for what would become his most adventurous and acclaimed project to date. His most prolific songwriting period to date, McStine started to craft a melting pot of Pop/Rock, Progressive Rock, Ambient, and Singer-Songwriter styles into a single, identifiable voice. He soon realized it was time to record an album in this new-found direction; the first full-length writing and recording endeavor since Second Shot. It would also be the first time that McStine would handle lead vocal duties on record and exclusively feature self-written material.
A Deep Breath was independently released on April 6th, 2010. A compelling musical journey, eleven diverse tracks lay out a musical and lyrical landscape that engulfs the listener and doesn't overstay its welcome. The album is heightened by incredible performances from world-renowned drummer/vocalist Nick D'Virgilio (Spock's Beard/Tears for Fears), and legendary King's X vocalist Dug Pinnick. Keeping the "song" in mind first and foremost, the musicianship is muscular and daring when it wants to be, and perfectly simple when it should be.