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Sam Lachow / Press

“Great sound and awesome video … just watch. With the release of his self-produced debut album “Brand New Bike” and his latest EP titled “Avenue Music“, Sam Lachow has quickly begun making a name for himself in the music biz. Sam’s music has a nice mix of soulful/jazz harmonic sounds produced utilizing live instruments, and laced with clever vocals creating a feel good youthful vibe which I’m sure we all can relate to. Video reminds me of The Dean’s List Dear Professor vid. Enjoy”

“Sam is from Seattle, but goes to school in NYC. He’s gained a fair following recently, thanks in no small part to the fantastic music videos that he directs himself. On top of this, he produces all of his own music, and just has fun with it, as evidenced by the features from his friends on all of his music. “LittleManBigCity” is a sort-of open letter to Sam’s younger brother Charlie, who is a big part of Sam’s life, and the video itself is fantastically done by Sam”

“Jazzy rap crew Sam Lachow, with natural instrumentals and stunning vocals, was a crowd favorite, working the audience like a well-oiled machine.”

“Basically put, Sam Lachow is a very unique rapper in an age where rap is getting less and less unique, using live instruments to his advantage whenever possible, as well as talents with production, singing, and videography. He is truly the ultimate package deal.”

“It was only a couple days ago that I came across Seattle and NYC raised rapper Sam Lachow. After listening to his debut album Brand New Bike I was thoroughly impressed with a couple tracks including the title track, Brand New Bike and LittleManBigCity. Not only is this college student an up and coming rapper and producer, he also directs and edits his own music videos. Comparable to artists including Asher Roth and Mac Miller, this year should be big for Lachow.”

“This past July Sam released his debut solo album titled ‘Brand New Bike’. A classic album in my mind, though there is so much depth within it to describe why it is so good. The more I listen to this album I harder I find it to compare it to others hip-hop albums. I believe that is because the quality and originality of the music on ‘Brand New Bike’ is in a league of its own. Sam produced each song from scratch with only live instrumentation and no samples were used. The incredible production was complimented by local Seattle and New York talent that Sam featured on a good portion of the album. Each instrument, vocal, kick and snare are placed perfectly and Sam’s holds his own on the mic providing us a sort of swagger that only he can produce.”

“I know that may sound weird and I might be going to hell for relating JC and the holy ghost to an NYC / Seattle transplant that raps about weed smores, goldschlager, and dirty money, but the music is that dope! The fact remains the same... Sam Lachow's music is beaming with greatness. I would put this project up with the best of them so far this year.”

“Sam’s vocals and lyrics work exceptionally well with the feel of this song (Brand New Bike feat. Ariana Deboo), and I found myself taking a few listens just to soak it all in.”

“Tracks like “Backwards” and the namesake of the album, “Brand New Bike” carry some powerful, thought provoking words matched with some quality jazz-inspired beats, while on the other hand, tracks like “Gary Payton” are geared towards partying and having a damn good time. All the tracks you hear on this album were produced by Sam and all the [great] videos were directed by, you guessed it, Sam the man.”

“Playing a cross country game of home and college Lachow puts together a good release featuring fairly unknown but on par talent to accompany his vision. From singers to rappers you find yourself semi embraced in finding out who some of the feature acts are and the live music feel just sets it apart.”

“I hope Sam makes like a million dollars off this music. It's more refined and grown up than most anything I'm hearing from rap kids his age. I can just imagine him headlining a night at Seattle's Jazz Alley. Smiling white faces in the crowd, nodding back and forth as they eat their high priced dinner salads.”

“Brand New Bike is a lighthearted, breezy ode to weed, summertime leisure, and the DIY rap lifestyle. It’s impressively capable, especially the production which features live instrumentation and a refreshing simplicity that never over-complicates matters.”