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Loch Lomond Heads South: West Coast Tour

2010 06 10 18:14

Fresh off a wee tour of Scottland, Loch Lomond is taking the band down the west coast with Seattle’s Hey Marseilles in support of the stunning EP Night Bats.  Here is the title track:

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Jun 10 – Mississippi Studios w/ Hey Marseilles Portland, Oregon , US
Jun 11 – Cosmic Pizza Eugene, Oregon
Jun 12 – Sophias Thai Bar Davis, California
Jun 13 – Hotel Utah w/ Hey Marseilles San Francisco, California, US
Jun 14 – The Crepe Place w/Hey Marseilles Santa Cruz, California, US
Jun 15 – Muddy Waters w/ Hey Marseilles Santa Barbara, California, US
Jun 17 – Bootleg Theater w/ Hey Marseilles LA, California, US
Jul 22 – The Tower Theater Bend, Oregon

and catch them at:

Sep 6 – Bumbershoot Festival Seattle, Washington, US

Loch Lomond – “Night Bats”, Interviewlet

2010 04 14 09:12

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Poem courtesy of Luz Elena (Y La Bamba)

Meanwhile, Dave Depper gave a mini-interview to the Caught in The Carousel blog, detailing the following essentials:

DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND IN ONE SENTENCE: Castrati unicorn lovemaking grooves.

PROUDEST PROFESSIONAL MOMENT: Playing to 4000 people in NYC the day after Obama won the election was pretty wonderful.

STRANGEST PROFESSIONAL MOMENT: It’s all strange after a while.

THE SONG YOU WISH YOU’D WRITTEN: “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker” – Prince

FIVE MUSICIANS YOU ADMIRE: David Bowie, Prince, Talking Heads, Stevie Wonder, Emmit Rhodes

ALBUM YOU CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO: Currently anything Funkadelic-related.

DESCRIBE YOURSELF AS A KID: Hyper, unhappy.

LAST TWO BOOKS YOU’VE READ: “Eating Animals” – Jonathan Safran Foer, “Chronic City,” Jonathan Lethem. I only read books by Brooklynites named Jonathan.

THINGS WE’D FIND IN THE TRUNK OF YOUR CAR: A bass amp. A bottle of Purell.

FAVORITE MUPPET WITH A BRIEF EXPLANATION: Gonzo. What is he?

Get the full scoop here.

Loch Lomond: Luxury Wafers Session

2010 02 02 22:34

Hop on over to Luxury Wafers for the latest in live in-studio goodness from Loch Lomond and over the horizon.

Led by Ritchie Young, Loch Lomond from the Pacific Northwest (Portland), has grown from a solo brianchild enjoying contributions from a vast array of friends to a full-time family of six committed bandmembers. Small in stature and grand in humility, Young quietly yet boldy concocts fascinating traipses through forest, wide open spaces, dark alleys and worlds of critters, subtly making a deep hook with his prodigious musical pieces.

Listen to the Exclusive Live Tracks (option/click to download):

Blue Lead Fences [mp3]

Night Bats [mp3]

Spine [mp3]

Wax and Wire [mp3]

Check out a bunch of photos of Loch Lomond’s visit with us HERE.

Loch Lomond – Ghost Of An Earthworm – Luxury Wafers Sessions from Luxury Wafers on Vimeo.

Loch Lomond – Holiday – Luxury Wafers Sessions from Luxury Wafers on Vimeo.

Loch Lomond Daytrotter Session.

2009 12 14 11:51

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond’s daytrotter session finds the light of day, and it’s a dandy. Do yourself a favor and visit Daytrotter to download it and many more.

  1. Blue Lead Fences - original version appears on Blue Lead Fences 7″. This is this first song I wrote on the violin. I play the violin like a mandolin because I have no skills when it comes to bowing. The song itself is themed after my childhood in which I truly thought I could fly, was as close to a dictator as any modern day eight-year-old could be. I was leading, in a small Central Oregon town, a group of children like an army willing to sacrifice themselves for their fearless leader. That all changed when they became self-aware and rebelled against my iron fist domination over them. The highs and lows of being a child dictator.
  2. Ghost Of An Earthwormoriginal version appears on Night Bats. Many of the Loch Lomond songs are based on my dreams. I had a dream that I was a giant earthworm in India and lived there for many millennia. I swallowed a human skeleton and found that I was able to walk the earth undetected by the human race. I walked and walked the earth searching for someone like me. A love song of sorts.
  3. Spine – original version appears on Night Bats. Spine is very simply an anti love song about betrayal, murder and revenge.
  4. Egg Song - unreleased. This song is based on isolating, blaming others and denial of own problems and how that can destroy you. It is about being self-aware and humble. A grown up-themed children song.

Loch Lomond’s Ritchie Young: Wax On Max

2009 12 11 09:48

On the topic of live performance in unexpected contexts:  here we have Ritchie Young entertaining public transit-goers on Portland’s semi-iconic MAX train performing “Wax And Wire” from the stellar Night Bats EP.

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The trend of impromptu musical performances in ‘street’ contexts captured on video may have started in the old country but Portland’s Penny Jam and San Fran’s upstart Left | Right Hand and more recently Seattle’s OnePot.org with a hand from Chase Jarvis put their west coast spin on the concept. See Ritchie Young performing at an improvised dining event at Sand Point Naval Air Station, Seattle, WA.


Loch Lomond CD Release @ The Woods Video Highlights

2009 11 21 15:05

Rounding out a trifecta cavalcade of live video announcements, we have the positively luminous performance of Loch Lomond at The Woods for the Night Bats CD release.  All in attendance witnessed a stirring evernt.

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Watch more performances by Loch Lomond in a video playlist

Since that performance thae band completed a rewarding west coast, without wasting a minute.  Several live audio and video tapings are expected to hit the nets shortly.

Ritchie also took time to give this illuminating interview with Oregon Music News, which details the fantastic muses behind writing the lead track “Ghost Of An Earthworm” and title track “Night Bats”.

The first two songs on Night Bats – “Ghost Of An Earthworm” and the title track – have a fable like quality to them. What was the inspiration behind these two?

When I was 14, I saw an episode of Ripley’s Believe It or Not and in it was an Indian peasant who in his backyard saw these giant glowing earthworms. About six months ago, I had this really vivid dream that I was one of those worms but that I had swallowed a skeleton and could walk around. “Night Bats” is essentially a love song about a person I was dating. She was very much a day person and I was very much a night person, so there was this real love/hate relationship in the way we looked at the world. It showed me that you can be not right for someone but still care about them very much. So, I put that in a fable setting, and wrote a not vague metaphor for that situation.

Essential reading.

Loch Lomond OPBmusic Studio Session

2009 11 06 15:05

Listen to the Loch Lomond In-Studio Set Here

It’s gorgeous!  Then buy the CD here (also gorgeous!).  And, definitely do not miss the CD Release show at The Woods, next Tuesday November 10th.

Recording engineer: Steven Kray, with technical assistance from Randy Layton

The Portland sextet makes a second stop by our studios at the end of a busy year, capped off next week by the release of their Night Bats EP. They talk music videos (specifically, this one), Bee Gees covers and the name change that wasn’t, and shed some light on the full-length they’re prepping for a 2010 release, Little Me Will Start a Storm.

Look for three Oregon dates from the band surrounding the Night Bats release: Nov. 9th at the Pendleton Center for the Arts in Pendelton; Nov. 10th at The Woods in Portland; and Nov. 11th at the Univ. of Oregon in Eugene. They then begin a string of dates down the California coast at the Hotel Utah in San Francisco on Nov. 12th. Plus, don’t miss Loch Lomond on an upcoming edition of OPB-TV’s Art Beat, including footage shot during our session.

Hear Loch Lomond’s previous opbmusic session, recorded in January of 2008