Time for a Loch Lomond update

Friday, January 8th, 2010, 12:49 pm by Ben Salmon


As you probably know by now, we here at Frequency keep an eye on what’s going on over in the camp of Portland-based chamber-folk group Loch Lomond, partly because they’re mighty good, but also because the band’s principal, Ritchie Young, is from Bend, and so is multi-instrumentalist Dave Depper.

So when Loch Lomond jumps, we listen. Or something like that.

Anyway, on Nov. 10, the band released its new EP, “Night Bats,” on Portland’s wonderful Hush Records label. It contains four new songs plus a cover of the Bee Gees. Of course.

You can pick up the EP by clicking here. Or if you’re one of those kinds of people who sample a little spoonful of each type of ice cream before you finally settle on a flavor, thus delaying ice-cream delivery to the rest of us and driving us to the brink of insanity, well, fine. As much as your dithering bugs me, I’ll still pass along this link, where you can download the song “Wax and Wire” with no strings attached.

Loch Lomond has a couple shows scheduled right now for Portland and Seattle, so if you’re heading that way, try to catch ’em. If you’re not, you can watch them perform live for OPB or listen to a session they recorded for Daytrotter. And if anyone reading out there has a say in such matters, I’m sure I speak for many Bendites when I say we’d love to see a homecoming show booked for Ritchie, Dave and the rest of the band!


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