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WATCH: Little Me Will Start a Storm (preview video):
Portland's Loch Lomond are bringing their acclaimed brand of symphonic chamber pop to the growing Portland label/media arts collective/store/gallery, Tender Loving Empire, with their much anticipated second full length Little Me Will Start A Storm set for release on Tuesday, February 22nd (cd, vinyl, and digital.) The stunning track "Elephants & Little Girls," the first single, is available as a free download and was also featured on Brooklyn Vegan alongside their past tour mates, The Decemberists.
Tender Loving Empire recently unveiled a new preview video for the album as well, which features the intro track from the album -- an updated version of "Blue Lead Fences," which fans may be familiar with from a previous version. Lastly, Red Bull recently featured the Loch Lomond track "Wax & Wire" (taken from the previous 'Night Bats' EP) in the recent short film/riding video for new riding clip featuring Danny MacAskill, following him on a journey from Edinburgh back to his hometown Dunvegan, in the Isle of Skye. The video recently cracked an unbelievable 3 million views on YouTube.
In addition to employing notable visceral and expert melodic acrobatics, the co-ed sextet of Loch Lomond distinctly incorporates the use of harmonic vocals, mandolin, theremin, bass clarinet, and all manner of exclamatory percussion minutia to foil the even more distinct and arresting voice of lead singer/multi-instrumentalist Ritchie Young. The new album was mixed by Adam Selzer (who has recorded all of M Ward's records), Tucker Martine (Laura Veirs, The Decemberists), and Kevin Robinson (of Viva Voce).
The band's record release show will be on Saturday, February 26th at the Alberta Rose Theater, and they also will be playing alongside Damien Jurado and Viva Voce in Seattle and Bend, OR as well.
Loch Lomond Band Members:
Ritchie Young - vocals, guitar, percussion
Scott Magee - clarinets, percussion, bass, ukulele, vocals
Jake Eckler - vocals
Dave Depper - bass, guitar, keys, vocals
Jason Leonard - vibraphone, banjo, guitar, percussion, sounds
Johanna Kunn - vocals, piano, flute, melodica
Little Me Will Start A Storm
(Tender Loving Empire)
Blue Lead Fences
Elephants & Little Girls
I Love Me
Earth Has Moved Again
Water In Astoria
Alice Left with Stockings and Earrings