Following the release of his free “+” EP in the Summer of 2010, Pittburgh’s Wise Blood (aka Christopher Laufman) splashed hard and quickly gained the attention of the online music community with stealth and ease. His weirdo party jams came out of nowhere introducing his warped, screwed collages full of finely detailed compositions backed by tremendous soul. The free EP made impact with Pitchfork who labeled him as a “Rising” artist and the music lovers in general ranging from Fader to Stereogum, Altered Zones, and so forth. Wise Blood has now signed to rising label Dovecote Records and plans to release a new EP in early 2011. By day, twenty-one year old Laufman works in a cemetery as an undertaker. When the sun goes down he is better known as Wise Blood, turning out heavy sample based pop bliss in his bedroom. The youngster, who is influenced by anyone from Prince to Madonna to Slim Thug, is very ambitious… At the age of sixteen, Laufman turned down a scholarship to the highly prestigious Julliard claiming that he “will attend the school only after he takes over pop-music”. He’s jumping in head first with this Dovecote release and has transferred himself to NYC for the time being to connect the dots.
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