Locals Only Artist of the Month for February: Sam Lachow

February 1, 2020
Sam Lachow

It's been nearly a decade since Seattle artist Sam Lachow released his debut solo project. Since then, Lachow just seems to level up over and over again with each single, album or collaboration. Now nine years and several million YouTube views and streams later, it's pretty obvious that Sam Lachow is only picking up steam.

In January, Sam Lachow teamed up with local artist Dave B to release a classic new track called "Lady Sunday" and it instantly became the new favorite song of Locals Only. 

Learn more about Sam Lachow below and get ready to enjoy his music on 107.7 The End all February long.

Sam Lachow is a producer, songwriter, rapper, videographer, director, and editor of video and music. Raised in both Seattle and New York City he's been making videos since elementary school, and as a seventh-grader began a group called Shankbone. Sam began directing and producing music videos with Shankbone, and has gone on to create videos for various other artists. In 2011 Sam released his debut project as a solo artist, "Brand New Bike". Produced entirely by Sam, the album utilized many live instruments and musicians based in Seattle and New York. The next year Sam released 2 EP's, and produced/directed dozens of music videos from the projects on his YouTube channel, which now has over 7 million views. After successfully raising 20K on Kickstarter in 2014, Sam’s second full length album Huckleberry independently debuted #6 on iTunes Hip Hop. He then unexpectedly released a free project titled 80 Bars, which surpassed a million plays on Soundcloud for multiple songs. Riding that momentum Sam became the first local headliner to sell out Seattle’s 1,000 cap Neptune Theater, co-headlined a 29 city national tour, and rocked the main stage at Washington's biggest music festival Sasquatch. Sam’s 2016 EP Friends, Funk & Liquor debuted at #2 on iTunes Hip Hop top albums.

In 2017, Sam dropped a collaborative EP with his long-time childhood friend Maggie Lou May titled Play Pretend, and followed it up in 2018 with a five-song collection of songs made on the road titled Motels and Minivans. Sam toured the US for a 58-city long run and played mainstage at Capitol Hill Block Party and Sasquatch. Sam is poised for an active and exciting 2020 with the release of his third full-length album, and the first single off of the project being released on January 5th.