Loma_2017_promo_04_BryanCParker_2250x1500_300_previewPhoto: Bryan C. Parker

 

Having toured together back in 2016, Loma is the result of the unusual music chemistry between indie-rock band Shearwater and post-rock band Cross Record.

While Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg is known for more of an expressive, whirling vocal style, accompanied by heavy synth and chord progressions, Cross Record’s Emily Cross is known for using her whispering/hushed vocals to glide over minimal melodies and fellow Cross Record’s bandmate, Dan Duszynski’s, eerie instrumentals–however, when the musicians’ strengths and styles are combined, what occurs is a vulnerable, emotionally-packed dream-pop ride.

The band just released their self-titled debut album through Sub Pop in February and it’s a compilation of dreamlike, reflective tunes that feel both extremely intimate and universal–the track “Dark Oscillations” combines futuristic-like instrumentals with an almost anxiety-driven, yet hopeful, vocal style, while “Relay Runner” uses notably more “upbeat” rhythms, almost deceiving you from the song’s heavy lyric content. You can watch the video for “Dark Oscillations” below.

 

 

Loma are about to embark on their first ever North American and European tour, of course making a stop in their adopted-home of Austin. You can catch them at the following venues and dates for April and May:

 

Apr 13 – Portland, OR – Mississippi 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 07 – Portland, ME – The Apohadion Theater

May 08 – Montreal, QC – L’Esco

May 09 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison

May 10 – Detroit, MI – Marble Bar

May 11 – Chicago, IL – Schubas

 

Samantha Lopez: small town Oregon to Austin, Texas. Music journalist and Creative Writer. Feeling things a little too much since 1994.