After moving to the Twin Cities in 2010, Wisconsin native Lee Allen Thostenson formed a hip hop trio with two longtime friends named 3FLECTION. While the trio only lasted long enough to produce one project, Lee continued on with the name as a solo moniker. As 3FLECTION, he put out three EP’s, one album, charted on college radio stations throughout the country, and played shows all across the midwest. Even with all that progress, Lee eventually found himself running low on inspiration and chose to put the 3FLECTION project on hold to work on his startup SmartFantasy.
Fast forward to fall 2016. The creative juices are flowing again. Two years of ideas and a tumultuous political climate gave Lee the inspiration he needed to get creating again. Out of the dust came a new, more appropriate moniker: Allen Echo. The first Allen Echo is a seven track EP titled “Simple Poison.” The project is a politically-charged concept piece, released on August 1st, 2017. The next project in the series will be titled: “Callous”.
“One of the main things that slowed my progress was just an expectation of what my music should sound like. Now that I don’t really care about expectations or making music for anybody else, I feel like I can truly be creative again.” – Allen Echo
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