News for Loma

NEWS : WED, JUL 29, 2020 at 6:00 AM

Loma to release Don’t Shy Away, the immersive new follow up to the group’s self-titled debut, worldwide October 23rd, 2020 through Sub Pop

Loma (Emily Cross, Dan Duszynski, and Jonathan Meiburg) have returned with Don’t Shy Away, their incredibly absorbing new album and the follow-up to their acclaimed, self-titled debut, which will be available on CD/LP/CS/DL October 23rd, 2020 on Sub Pop. The eleven-track effort featuring the standouts “Ocotillo,” “Half Silences,”  ”Elliptical Days,” and “Homing,” was produced and recorded by the band at Dandysounds in Dripping Strings, Texas—with the exception of “Homing,” which was produced by Brian Eno.

[Album art by @space_notes]
 
Preorders of Don’t Shy Away are now available from Sub Pop. LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com, and select independent retailers in North America will receive the album on translucent yellow vinyl. Meanwhile, LP preorders in the U.K. and Europe through select independent retailers will receive on dark green vinyl.

More on Loma’s Don’t Shy Away:
On December 26th, 2018, Emily Cross received an excited email from a friend: Brian Eno was talking about her band on BBC radio. “At first I didn’t think it was real,” she admits. But then she heard a recording: Eno was praising “Black Willow” from Loma’s self-titled debut, a song whose minimal groove and hypnotic refrain seem as much farewell as a manifesto: I make my bed beside the road / I carry a diamond blade / I will not serve you. He said he’d had it on repeat.
 
At the time, a second Loma album seemed unlikely. The band began as a serendipitous collaboration between Cross, the multi-talented musician and recording engineer Dan Duszynski, and Shearwater frontman Jonathan Meiburg, who wanted to play a supporting role after years at the microphone. They’d capped a grueling tour with a standout performance on a packed beach at Sub Pop’s SPF 30 festival, in which Cross leapt into the crowd, and then into the sea, while the band carried on from the stage—an emotional peak that also felt like a natural ending. “It was the biggest audience we’d ever had,” she says. “We thought, why not stop here?”  

[Photo Credit: Bryan C. Parker]
 
Following the tour, Cross went to rural Mexico to work on visual art and a solo record, while Meiburg began a new Shearwater effort. But after a few months apart (and Eno’s encouraging words), the trio changed their minds and reconvened at Duszynski’s home in rural Texas, where they began to develop songs that would become Don’t Shy Away. Loma writes by consensus, and though Cross is always the singer, she, Duszynski and Meiburg often trade instruments.  Meiburg compares their process to using a ouija board, and says the songs revealed themselves slowly, over many months. “Each of us is a very strong flavor,” he says, “but in Loma, nobody wears the crown, so we have to trust each other—and we end up in places none of us would have gone on our own. I think we all wanted to experience that again.” The album that emerged is gently spectacular—a vivid work whose light touch belies its timely themes of solitude, impermanence, and finding light in deep darkness. Stuck / beneath / a rock, Cross begins, as if noticing her predicament for the first time. Then she adds: I begin to see / the beauty in it.
 
It’s a couplet that evokes the album in miniature. Don’t Shy Away is shot through with revelations, both joyful (“Given a Sign”) and sober (the clear-eyed title track), and winds from moment to moment with confidence and humor. Like Loma’s first effort, there’s a tangible and sensuous feeling of place; insects sing in the trees, an ill-fitting door creaks in the wind. But there’s also a daring and hard-won wisdom, underlined by Cross’s benevolent clarinet, which often sounds like an extension of her singing voice. “Ocotillo”’s desert landscape unreels into a blazing sun; “Elliptical Days” seems to ascend endlessly like Escher’s circling monks; the jubilant “Breaking Waves Like a Stone” appears out of a haze of synthesizers that pulse like fireflies. A series of guests wander through these absorbing soundscapes, including touring members Emily Lee (piano, violin) and Matt Schuessler (bass), Flock of Dimes/Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner, and a surprisingly bass-heavy horn section.
 
And then there’s Brian Eno. Loma invited him to participate in the mantra-like “Homing,” which concludes the album, and sent him stems to interact with in any way he liked. He never spoke directly with the band, but his completed mix arrived via e-mail late one night, without warning, and they gathered to listen in the converted bedroom Duszynski uses as a control room. “I was a little worried,” says Cross. “What if we didn’t like it?” But it was all they’d hoped for: minimal but enveloping, friendly but enigmatic, as much Loma as Eno—a perfect ending to an album about finding a new home inside an old one.  I am somewhere that you know, Cross sings, above a chorus of her bandmates’ blended voices. I am right behind your eyes.



NEWS : THU, MAR 28, 2019 at 8:59 AM

Loma Shares Official Video For Their Sublime New Single “Half Silences”

Available now, worldwide in all the digital places via Sub Pop.

Loma is sharing an official video for its sublime new single “Half Silences,” which is available today through all DSPs worldwide from Sub Pop. The group are currently working on the follow-up to their acclaimed debut, and band member Jonathan Meiburg offered this on the new song and accompanying visual:  “We’re deep inside the new album, but didn’t want to wait to release this song. That’s not CGI, by the way; Dan and I held the fireworks while Emily danced and our friend Sam yelled ‘Lower! Higher! To the left!’. Watch for a cameo by Noodle the cat.”

The new track is also available on Spotify + Apple Music.




Loma, the project comprised of Meiburg (also known as the singer of Shearwater), and Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski of Cross Record, released their self-titled debut via Sub Pop in February 2018 to critical raves—including a nod from Brian Eno, who’s had the song “Black Willow” on repeat.  “I just kept listening to that song over and over,” he told the BBC.  “I don’t often do that these days.”  


What people are saying about Loma:
“A joint project that heightens each member’s individual strengths and shows off their surprising musical chemistry.” - Pitchfork 
 
“Beautiful…” **** - Q Magazine
 
**** - Mojo
 
“A manifestation of brilliant musical minds in organic workspaces.” - The Line of Best Fit
 
“A breathtakingly rich record”  -Drowned In Sound
 
“Compelling”  - Uncut
 
“Sad, slow, dark folk, with delightful homemade touches” - Sunday Times
 
“Immediately engrossing”  - GoldFlakePaint
 
“Hypnotic” - DIY
 
“[Loma] promises to be one of the most fascinating and exciting musical moments of 2018” - For The Rabbits
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Loma is available everywhere from Sub Pop.



NEWS : WED, MAY 23, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Watch Loma’s New “White Glass” Video + Their First Ever UK Tour Begins Next Week In London

“A manifestation of brilliant musical minds in organic workspaces” ~ The Line of Best Fit

“A breathtakingly rich record” ~ Drowned In Sound

“Beautiful” 4/5 ~ Q Magazine

Loma, the project comprised of Jonathan Meiburg, best known as the singer of Shearwater, and Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski of Cross Record, released their self-titled debut album via Sub Pop in February. As they prepare for their first ever tour of the UK, they have shared a new video for ‘White Glass’.

The spark that led to Loma’s creation occurred in 2016 during a European tour in which Cross Record, opened for Shearwater. After an especially memorable show in Belgium, Meiburg approached Cross and Duszynski about working together. Two years later, their collaborative project, Loma, has released a debut album, and the trio is already deep into a tour spanning three months and twelve countries. For more information on tickets please visit lomatheband.com.


Loma Tour Dates + Ticket Links

May 30 - Brighton, UK - Hope & Ruin
May 31  - London, UK - The Lexington
Jun. 01 - Bristol, UK - Rough Trade
Jun. 02 - Coventry, UK -  The Coal Vaults
Jun. 03 - Manchester, UK - Gullivers
Jun. 04 - Leeds, UK - Headrow House
Jun. 05 - Glasgow, UK - Hug and Pint
Jun. 07 - Dublin, UK - Whelan’s
Jun. 08 - Liverpool, UK - Buyers Club
Jun. 06 – Oxford, UK - The Cellar


Loma’s acclaimed, self-titled debut is out today everywhere on Sub Pop. Listen to the album now at Spotify / Apple Music / Bandcamp / YouTube then trade yr dollars for it here or in yr friendly neighborhood record store.


NEWS : THU, MAR 29, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Loma Share Video For “Dark Oscillations” Off Their Self-titled Sub Pop Debut - First Ever Tour Starts Next Week

“… A joint project that heightens each member’s individual strengths and shows off their surprising musical chemistry.” - Pitchfork

“Together they make songs full of mystery and wonder.” – NPR Music

“The band keeps a beautiful juxtaposition between major flourishes and minor dirges while the noise and dissonance never removes itself from the crevices of the songs.” – Under The Radar


[Photo Credit: Bryan C. Parker]

On the verge of their first-ever tour of North American and Europe, Loma have shared a new video for “Dark Oscillations,” off their self-titled debut album, out now on Sub Pop. The black and white video depicts singer Emily Cross sprawled out in bed, anxiously shifting as a sliver of reflected television dances in the background.




The spark that led to Loma’s creation occurred in 2016 during a European tour in which Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski’s project, Cross Record, opened for Jonathan Meiburg’s band, Shearwater. After an especially memorable show in Belgium, Meiburg approached Cross and Duszynski about working together. Two years later, their collaborative project, Loma, has released a debut album, and the trio is embarking on a tour spanning 3 months and 12 countries. The dates include a performance at Botanique, the same venue where the three initially decided to create music together. All tour dates are below.

“Joy” Stream – youtu.be/IMUApFRVfRw
“Black Willow” Video – youtu.be/u4yA8zM0ifY
“Relay Runner” Video – youtu.be/GAIeORh7TLs


Loma’s acclaimed, self-titled debut is out today everywhere on Sub Pop. Listen to the album now at Spotify / Apple Music / Bandcamp / YouTube then trade yr dollars for it here or in yr friendly neighborhood record store.

Loma Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Fri. Apr. 6 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar

Sat. Apr. 7 – Long Beach, CA @ The Living Room
Sun. Apr. 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg
Theater
Wed. Apr. 11 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

Fri. Apr. 13 - Portland, OR @ MS Studios

Sat. Apr. 14 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern

Tue. Apr. 17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

Thu. April 19 - Taos, NM @ Taos Mesa Brewing

Sat. Apr. 21 - Austin, TX @ North Door
Thu. April 26 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Fri. April 27 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
Sat. April 28 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room
Tue. May 1 - Charlottesville, NC @ The Southern
Wed. May 2 - Washington, DC @ DC9
Fri. May 4 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
Sat. May 5 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Sun. May 6 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott

Mon. May 7 – Portland, ME @ Apohadion Theater
Tue. May 8 - Montreal, QC @ L’Esco
Wed. May 9 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
Thu. May 10 - Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
Fri. May 11 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Fri. May 25 - Kortrijk, BE @ De Kreun
Sat. May 26 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso (London Calling)
Sun. May 27 - Brussels, BE Rotonde @ Botanique

Tue. May 29 – Paris, FR @ Olympic Cafe
Wed. May 30 - Brighton, UK @ Hope & Ruin
Thu. May 31 - London, UK @ Lexington
Fri. June 1 - Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade

Sat. June 2 – Coventry, UK @ The Coal Vaults
Sun. June 3 - Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
Mon. June 4 - Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
Tue. June 5 - Glasgow, UK @ Hug and Pint
Thu. June 7 - Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s
Fri. June 8 - Liverpool, UK @ Buyers Club

Sat. June 9 – Oxford, UK @ The Cellar

Tue. June 12 – Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown

Wed. June 13 – Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang

Thu. June 14 – Lund, SE @ Mejeriet

Fri. June 15 – Gothenborg, SE @ Pustervik

Sat. June 16 – Copenhagen, DK @ Hotel Cecil

Sun. June 17 – Aarhus, DK @ Radar (DK)

Mon. June 18 – Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden

Tue. June 19 – Dresden, DE @ Beatpol

Wed. June 20 – Prague, CZ @ Underdog’s Ballroom

Thu. June 21 – Wien, AT @ Arena Vienna


NEWS : FRI, FEB 16, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Loma’s Acclaimed, Self-titled Debut Is Out Today Everywhere

Oh happy day! Loma’s acclaimed, self-titled debut is out today everywhere on Sub Pop. Listen to the album now at Spotify / Apple Music / Bandcamp / YouTube then trade yr dollars for it here or in yr friendly neighborhood record store.

We also highly suggest you check out Loma’s interview on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” from earlier this week [link here].

Loma will begin it’s international tour in support of the album on April 6th, 2018. For a full list of dates please visit subpop.com/artists/loma/tours


What “The People” are saying about Loma:

“Together, they’ve produced eerie, mesmerizing soundscapes —an alluring tease at what they’re capable of.” — Cool Hunting

“Over whisking wind and a krautrock pulse infested by rattlesnakes, Cross and Meiburg dreamily intone a story about escaping from a sealed room. [‘Relay Runner’ is] truly lovely.” — Stereogum

“Immediately engrossing” — GoldFlakePaint

“Sounds like three musicians wildly in love.” — Monster Children

“A manifestation of brilliant musical minds in organic workspaces” — The Line of Best Fit

“‘Black Willow’ is a painting with darker contours than anything on [Cross Records’] Wabi-Sabi or Shearwaters’ most recent album Jet Plane and Oxbow, while retaining the depth and confidence of each.” — NPR Music

“the album’s tone and scale changes from track to track, but the variation feels earned along its ten songs, unified by a sense of careful crafting.” — Exclaim!



NEWS : WED, JAN 24, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Loma Share New Single “Joy” From Their Self-Titled Debut + New US and UK Tour Dates Are On The Books

Loma, the new project comprised of Jonathan Meiburg, best known as the singer of Shearwater, and Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski of Cross Record, will release their self-titled debut album on February 16th via Sub Pop, with their first North American tour to follow. (dates are below.)

After presenting singles “Black Willow” and “Relay Runner,” Loma shares the first song the trio wrote and recorded together, “Joy,” a song about the giddy, terrifying experience of falling in love, especially against your better judgment. Of that initial session, Meiburg noted “There was something special about the combination of the three of us, and very different from either of our bands. But I think we were afraid to say so out loud, for fear of jinxing it. I remember the hairs on the back of my neck standing up when Emily hit that high, screaming note on the clarinet on ‘Joy’; it sounded like a human voice.” That sense of discovery, stoked by the album’s urgent and searching lyrical themes, is felt throughout the entirety of Loma and extends to the listener. 


[Photo Credit: Bryan C. Parker]

Loma Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Apr. 06 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Apr. 08 - Los Angeles, CA - The Bootleg

Apr. 11 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill

Apr. 13 - Portland, OR - MS Studios

Apr. 14 - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern

Apr. 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

Apr. 19 - Taos, NM - Taos Mesa Brewing

Apr. 21 - Austin, TX - North Door
Apr. 26 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Apr. 27 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
Apr. 28 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle Back Room
May 01 - Charlottesville, NC - The Southern
May 02 - Washington, DC - DC9
May 04 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right
May 05 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
May 06 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
May 08 - Montreal, QC - L’Esco
May 09 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison
May 10 - Detroit, MI - Deluxx Fluxx
May 11 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
May 25 - Kortrijk, BE - De Kreun
May 26 - Amsterdam, NL - London Calling @ Paradiso
May 27 - Brussels, BE - Botanique
May 30 - Brighton, UK - The Hope
May 31  - London, UK - Lexington
Jun. 01 - Bristol, UK - Rough Trade
Jun. 03 - Manchester, UK - Gullivers
Jun. 04 - Leeds, UK - Headrow House
Jun. 05 - Glasgow, UK - Hug and Pint
Jun. 07 - Dublin, IR - Whelan’s (upstairs)
Jun. 08  - Liverpool, UK - Buyers Club



Loma is available for preorder from Sub Pop right hereNorth American preorders of the limited Loser edition from megamart.subpop.com will be available on clear vinyl with red and black swirlies (while supplies last). A new T-shirt design will also be available.