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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


Posted by Rachel White

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!



Posted by Rachel White

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.



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, JAN 10, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Loma Share Video For “Relay Runner” Off Their Self-Titled LP (out February 16) + Extended North American Tour Dates

“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

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. The band just extended their first North American tour into May (find dates below).

A product of a joint pilgrimage around the globe by fellow touring musicians, Loma is a beautifully detailed and emotionally rich album “full of mystery and wonder” (NPR Music). After presenting the lead single, “Black Willow,” Loma now shared “Relay Runner” and have now followed up with the video, directed by Allison Beondé and Cross. 




As Cross describes it, “This song is about transitioning from one state to another… specifically from the feeling of being boxed in and trapped to the feeling of freedom and liberation. It is about the ongoing drive to attain that movement. I think of the ‘relay’ as the endless series of versions of yourself that each hand off to the next version of yourself. Beyond that, I wanted to express unbridled joy–for being alive, for moving my body, for being able to build myself a human dog agility course from supplies I bought at the Home Depot.”


In creating Loma, the trio convened in a house in the Texas hill country over a few months during a strangely charged time. When they began recording, Cross and Duszynski were a married couple, but their relationship ended during the sessions—an atmosphere Meiburg found both challenging and inspiring—and the isolated house became the album’s muse. Except for Cross’s translucent voice in the foreground, there were no assigned roles on the album; each member of the trio played every instrument as needed. This feeling of freedom let buried energies find expression. Cross wrung catharsis from Meiburg’s lyrics and melodies, while Duszynski immersed himself in the engineering and mixing.


Loma is available for preorder from Sub Pop right here. North 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.


Loma Tour Dates + Ticket Links

(new dates in bold)

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

Sun. Apr. 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg


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

Tue. May 8 - Montreal, QC @ L’Esco

Wed. May 9 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison

Thu. May 10 - Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx

Fri. May 11 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, DEC 12, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Listen: New Loma Track “Relay Runner” + West Coast/Southwest US Tour Dates Just Announced

Loma’s Self-Titled Debut Album Will Be Out February 16th via Sub Pop.

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

“the group graces us with some beautifully mystical vibes in the form of the devastating, ASMR-inducing first single” — Gorilla vs. Bear

“’Black Willow’ is a sinewy and chilly track that feels expansive as Emily Cross and Meiburg’s vocals intertwine.” — Stereogum


[Photo Credit: Bryan C. Parker]

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. A product of a joint pilgrimage around the globe by fellow touring musicians, it’s a beautifully detailed and emotionally rich album that reveals a band obsessed with songs as sound. 

After presenting the lead single, “Black Willow,” the trio now shares “Relay Runner.” As Meiburg describes it, “’Relay Runner’ was the happiest accident on the record. We discovered it when we wired up a tremolo pedal the wrong way, and got this funny, stuttering loop - and then we built a whole song around that sound. The last thing we did in the mix was erase the loop, which had gone from inspiring the song to ruining it! But it made sense that what was left underneath was a song about how to escape from a sealed room.”

In creating Loma, the trio convened in a house in the Texas hill country over a few months during a strangely charged time. When they began recording, Cross and Duszynski were a married couple, but their relationship ended during the sessions—an atmosphere Meiburg found both challenging and inspiring—and the isolated house became the album’s muse. Dogs wandered by the microphones; the sounds of birds and wind in junipers and live oaks hovered at the borders of the songs. A close listen to new single “Relay Runner” even reveals cicadas and frogs from a nearby stream. Except for Cross’s translucent voice in the foreground, there were no assigned roles on the album; each member of the trio played every instrument as needed. This feeling of freedom let buried energies find expression. Cross wrung catharsis from Meiburg’s lyrics and melodies, while Duszynski immersed himself in the engineering and mixing.

Loma Tour Dates + Ticket Links

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

Sun. Apr. 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg

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



Loma is now available for preorder from Sub Pop and select independent retailers at smarturl.it/loma. North American preorders of the limited Loser edition will be available on clear vinyl with red and black swirlies (while supplies last). A new T-shirt design will also be available.

The time is now to follow Loma everywhere in the known universe, on subpop.com and also Instagram | Twitter | Facebook.



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, NOV 15, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Loma - New Project By Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg and Cross Record - Announce Self-titled Debut Album, Out February 16, 2018 on Sub Pop

Watch Video For Lead Single, “Black Willow”

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. A product of a joint pilgrimage around the globe by fellow touring musicians, it’s a beautifully detailed and emotionally rich album that reveals a band obsessed with songs as sound. Today, the trio presents the video for the album’s final song and lead single, Black Willow.”


[Photo Credit: Bryan C. Parker]

Meiburg, Duszynski and Cross became friends when Cross Record, on their first-ever tour, supported Shearwater throughout America and Europe in 2016. “I couldn’t believe all that sound was coming out of two people,” he says. “They were mesmerizing.”  In the van or at soundchecks, they shared their musical knowledge and love of nature and animals, and after an especially memorable show in Belgium, Meiburg approached Cross and Duszynski about working together. “I fell in love with their music,” he admits, “and I wanted to know how they did it.”

The trio convened in a house in the Texas hill country to see what would happen, and quickly realized an album was imminent. “There was something powerful about the combination of the three of us,” Meiburg says, “and very different from either of our bands. But I think we were afraid to say so out loud, for fear of jinxing it.” For the next few months, Loma met for two weeks at a time, shaping and revising new songs and casting others away.

It was also a strangely charged time. When the album began, Cross and Duszynski were a married couple, but their relationship ended during the sessions—an atmosphere Meiburg found both challenging and inspiring—and the isolated house became the album’s muse. Dogs wander by the microphones; the sounds of birds and wind in junipers and live oaks hover at the borders of the songs, and a close listen reveals cicadas and frogs from a nearby stream. Except for Cross’s translucent voice in the foreground, there were no assigned roles on the album; each member of the trio played every instrument as needed.

This feeling of freedom let buried energies find expression. Cross wrung catharsis from Meiburg’s lyrics and melodies, while Duszynski immersed himself in the sonic details of engineering and mixing. In the end, the record became a document of an urgent and ephemeral place and time, and the strength that comes with letting go of something precious. It closes, fittingly, with the subtly defiant marching anthem of “Black Willow,” in which Cross’s voice, backed by a hypnotic bass and drums, offers a lesson in survival. “When I walk,” she sings, “I carry a diamond blade.” She means it.

The time is now to follow Loma everywhere in the known universe, on subpop.com and also Instagram | Twitter | Facebook.


Loma is now available for preorder from Sub Pop and select independent retailers right here. North American preorders of the limited Loser edition will be available on clear vinyl with red and black swirlies (while supplies last), and a lovely new t-shirt design will also be available.

Loma
Tracklisting:

1. Who Is Speaking?
2. Dark Oscillations
3. Joy
4. I Don’t Want Children
5. Relay Runner
6. White Glass
7. Sundogs
8. Jornada
9. Shadow Relief
10. Black Willow


Posted by Rachel White