Lazy Genius was birthed in the dirty warehouse district of Grand Rapids, Michigan. They released their debut "Strange Plains, Dark Grooves" in 2009 to regional acclaim. Heightened interest has led to opening slots for the likes of Retribution Gospel Choir, Stardeath and White Dwarfs, Mr. Gnome and George Clinton. A split 7" record was released in 2010 with acclaimed Grand Rapids peers Pistolbrides.
In May of 2012 the band released the 5 song EP "From The Ashes to the Stars" with the single and music video "Feels So Fine".
"Lazy Genius' new album, "Strange Plains, Dark Grooves," unleashes singularly riveting melodies and hooks that stick in the cranium for a long time, owing in part to influences ranging from The Beatles to The Flaming Lips to The Dead Milkmen.
Lazy Genius can get psychedelic, inventive and rock the rafters all at the same time"
John Sinkevics, Grand Rapids Press
"One would be surprised to hear that Lazy Genius is a local band. On "Let it Spill," the first track off Strange Plains, Dark Grooves, the band sounds more like it was part of the British Invasion. Immediately after, it switches gears and produces a gritty track ("Random Places") that one would swear came from Seattle. Lazy Genius plays with its listeners' ears throughout the album, switching from melodic, pop-tinged rock, to grunge and guitars, to opera-esque rock ballads ("Black & Blues"), the band keeps listeners in suspense with every track change".
Lindsay Patton-Carson, Revue Magazine