Lawrence Rothman- a musician from the Midwest who lived a nomadic life before settling in Los Angeles to concentrate on a musical project inspired by the writings of Charles Bukowski and a fascination with R&B, film scores and house music.
On his entrancing debut 7" single "Montauk Fling", Lawrence sings in a haunting baritone as rich and resonating as that of Leonard Cohen over a minimalist 808 beat about the secret lives that inhabit one's psyche.
"31-year-old Los Angeleno Lawrence Rothman makes twisted R&B, drenched in an unsettling baritone, inspired by everything from the writings of Charles Bukowski to Cindy Sherman photographs to house music. He's also the first signing to music video director and artist Floria Sigismondi's record label, Mamaroma. Given he has directed oddly unsettling videos for the likes of David Bowie, the White Stripes and Marilyn Manson, it's hardly surprising Sigismondi was drawn to Rothman's music. In fact, she liked his first single Montauk Fling so much she directed its creepy video, which features a troupe of glamorous women doing exercises at Chateau Marmont in LA." --Guardian UK