Often cited as a pioneer of the lo-fi sound, Lou Barlow is the founder of two of the most influential indie rock bands of the 1980s and ‘90s. He has gone on to produce many side projects with other notable musicians and finally, with the dawn of the new millennium, he has begun releasing solo projects under his own name.
Louis Knox Barlow was born in Dayton, Ohio on July 17, 1966. His family moved to Jackson, Michigan and then later to Westfield, Massachusetts where Barlow attended high school. While still in high school, Barlow discovered the hardcore punk bands that were coming out of Washington, DC and New York at the time. He and fellow classmate Scott Helland both played guitar and the two hatched the idea to start their... Read More