Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond OPBmusic Studio Session

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

Loch Lomond on Penny Jam

Hats off to the Penny Jammers!  It doesn’t take a special camera to make the photegenic band look great, but they are sounding particularly great in this live performance of “Ghost Of An Earthworm” (track 1 on the new EP) hosted at The Ace.  Nice work audio engineers!

The tempo might come as a surprise to some.  Who would have thought Loch Lomond was ready for Mtv-esque jumpcuts?

“Behind all its ornate instrumentation and chamber arrangements, Loch Lomond is a pop band. You could always hear it in spots—the gentle chug of “Field Report,” the plucked strings and gallop of “Blue Lead Fences”—but never before has the six piece band been in full pop mode. Until now.

In the 26th (!) edition of the Penny Jam, Loch Lomond play its new and super poppy song “The Ghost of an Earthworm” in the warm, book-bound confines of the Ace Hotel.  Man, Loch Lomond is on a serious R.E.M. kick. And I have no problem with that.” – Michael Mannheimer, Willamette Week

Peep the new Pennyjam site, hosting a flickr set of the shoot.

And put it on your iThingie via the podcast to share with others:

Loch Lomond Announces “Night Bats”, Preorder, Teaser

Loch Lomond – Night Bats Teaser

All preorders will be signed by the band and arrive at least a week in advance of release date (Nov 10)! ORDER NOW the HUSHshop.

2009 has been a banner year for Portland’s Loch Lomond, punctuated with triumph, tumult, and above all, artistic growth. Night Bats, the band’s first physical release since the much-loved Paper The Walls full-length and the follow up to their digital-only Trumpets for Paper Children EP, captures Loch Lomond at a unique and singularly brilliant time in their evolution as an undeniably powerful creative unit.

Having toured extensively this year with The Decemberists and Blitzen Trapper (among others), Loch Lomond now emphasizes in its new recorded output a directness and sharp pop sensibility that was only hinted at previously. Lead track “The Ghost of an Earthworm” is a shimmery, hooky gem devoid of much of the chamber instrumentation that peppers most of Loch Lomond’s catalog (here, replaced with bright electric rhythms, making it perhaps the most straightforward song the band has ever recorded); they even cover the Bee Gees’ “Holiday”(from Bee Gees 1st). “Spine (MMIX)”is a dramatically different reading of one of singer Ritchie Young’s most-loved songs, highlighting the band’s musical muscularity.

Title track “Night Bats” is as expansive as it is arresting, and is, along with “Ghost of an Earthworm”, one of the most shining examples of Young’s exemplary ability to tell bizarre, often allegorical stories with stunning dry wit and biting precision. “Wax and Wire” is, simply, quite possibly the richest and most jaw-dropping track Loch Lomond has put to tape.

Masterfully mixed by producer-to-the-stars Tucker Martine (REM, Sufjan Stephens, Laura Viers), produced by the entire band collaboratively and recorded/engineered at Mystery Machine studios by Lee Howard (Nick Jaina, Run On Sentence), Night Bats showcases Loch Lomond at their strongest.


Ghost Of An Earthworm
Night Bats
Spine (MMIX)
Wax & Wire

Loch Lomond on video, to tour with Blitzen Trapper

An appetizer for their western dates with Blitzen Trapper:



Thursday, July 9, 2009
Harlow’s, Sacramento CA [buy tix]

Friday, July 10, 2009
Cellar Door, Visalia CA [buy tix]

Saturday, July 11, 2009
Velvet Jones, Santa Barbara CA

Monday, July 13, 2009
Belly Up, Solana Beach CA [buy tix]

Thursday, July 16, 2009
Bluebird Theater, Denver CO [buy tix]

Saturday, July 18, 2009
Picador, Iowa City IA [buy tix]

Sunday, July 19, 2009
Empty Bottle, Chicago IL [buy tix]

Monday, July 20, 2009
Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI [buy tix]



HUSH ambassadors to the Texas fest. Going to be there? Don’t miss ’em!

Laura Gibson

Thurs March 19 Afternoon / Time TBA Twangfest party
Thurs March 19 5:45 pm – Nail Distro Party
Thurs March 19 – Evening / Time TBA – Red Eye Fly official showcase
Fri March 20 Afternoon / Time TBA – Other Music party at French Legation Museum
Fri March 20 – 8 pm – The Round Austin at Space 12

Loch Lomond

Thurs Mar 19 2009 Official Day Stage- Conference Center
Thurs Mar 19 2009 Red Eyed Fly- Little Radio Party
Mar 20 2009 Sidebar- NAIL Distribution Party
Mar 20 2009 Tiniest Bar in Austin- Rumblefish Party

Peter Broderick

Thurs Mar 19th: w/ Efterklang @ 2 PM @ Other Music and DigForFire.tv’s Lawn Party;

Thurs Mar 19th: Peter Broderick 9 PM @ Bella Union Showcase @ The Ranch, and later w/ Efterklang @ 11 PM @ Habana Bar/Leaf & Hometapes showcase!

Shelley Short

Sun Mar 15: Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
supporting M Ward 7:00pm (1717 N. Harwood, Dallas)
Tickets: $19.99

Thur Mar 19: SXSW Showcase, 8:00 pm @Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River St)
w/Laura Gibson,The Thermals, Upsidedown, Horsefeathers, The Shaky Hands

Shelley will also be singing with Tom Brosseau:

Fri March 20 at Hilton Garden 9:15pm (40 min set)