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Loch Lomond – free EP, live pics, videos & 2009 tour dates

DOWNLOAD: Loch Lomond – Blue Lead Fences (MP3)

Sasquatch photos by Chris Graham, SXSW photos by Bryan Bruchman

Loch Lomond @ SXSW 2009
Loch Lomond

Despite a dry program description that made them sound like the walking history of roots folk, I was pleased to discover Loch Lomond as my new favorite band from Portland. When someone dressed straight out of your grandpa’s high school yearbook walks out on stage, and the first words out of their mouths are “the sound of children laughing makes my eyes bleed,” you can’t help but fall in love. They obviously practice together a lot, because in a festival full of mediocre vocals, they harmonized five across with perfect pitch and timing, matched by precision musicianship that was full of personality. They knew they could rely on one another to be where they needed to be, and they never disappointed…That something “special” that every band needs: Loch Lomond has it in spades. [Alan Ranta, Tiny Mix Tapes]

That review, and some of the photos here, are from Loch Lomond’s Sasquatch Music Fest set on Monday, May 25th. Earlier this year the band played the BrooklynVegan showcase at SXSW (at Club DeVille). The other pictures in this post are from that show. The last time they were in NYC was with the Decemberists (who are back to play Radio City this week).

In July, LL is heading out on tour with fellow Portlanders Blitzen Trapper (who is in turn are playing some dates with Wilco, Jenny Lewis & Fleet Foxes). All those dates are posted below.

Loch Lomond’s latest release is the Trumpets for Paper Children EP, available for free through Hush Records. That EP collects tracks from the band’s 2007 album, Paper The Walls, and 2006 album, Lament For Children.

Two new live videos from the band, recorded by Hush Records founder Chad Crouch in a converted Portland church known as “the Funky Church,” are posted below — “Witchy” off Paper The Walls and “Elephants and Little Girls” from the forthcoming Hush release Little Me Will Start A Storm

SXSW 2009…

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Loch Lomond – Elephants And Little Girls

Loch Lomond – 2009 Tour Dates
06.18.09 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom $
06.19.09 – Seattle, WA @ Nuemo’s ^
07.09.09 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlows #
07.10.09 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door #
07.11.09 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones #
07.12.09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
07.13.09 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern #
07.15.09 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen #
07.16.09 – Dever, CO @ Bluebird Theater #
07.18.09 – Iowa City, IA @ The Picador #
07.20.09 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater #
07.21.09 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium #
$ w/ The Builders & The Butchers, Ah’ Holy Faml’y
^ w/ The Builders & The Butchers
# w/ Blitzen Trapper

Blitzen Trapper – 2009 Tour Dates
July 09 Harlow’s, Sacramento CA 8
July 10 Cellar Door, Visalia CA *
July 11 Velvet Jones, Santa Barbara CA *
July 12 Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood CA #
July 13 Belly Up, Solana Beach CA *
July 15 Belly Up Aspen, Aspen CO
July 16 Bluebird Theater, Denver CO *
July 18 Picador, Iowa City IA *
July 19 Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
July 20 Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI *
July 21 Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs), Fargo ND *
July 24 Neurolux, Boise ID * w/ The Portland Cello Project
July 25 Red Room, Kennewick WA w/ The Quiet Ones
July 30 Richards on Richards, Vancouver Canada
July 31 – August 2, 2009 Pickathon Festival, Portland-ish OR
August 11 Tavastia Club, Helsinki Finland
August 12 Oya Natt Festival, Oslo Norway w/Andrew Bird
August 13 Way Out West Festival, Gothenburg Sweden
August 15 Haldern Festival, Rees-Haldern Germany
August 16 Ekko, Utrecht Netherlands
August 17 Paradiso, Amsterdam Netherlands
August 18 L’Escalier, Liege Belgium
August 19 Bar Mondial, Antwerpen Belgium
August 20 Paard van Troje, The Hague Netherlands
August 23 Highfield Festival – Coke Tent, Erfurt Germany
August 25 Troxy, London UK @
August 27 Vicar Street, Dublin Ireland @
August 28 Vicar Street, Dublin Ireland @
August 31 Auntie Annies (Ireland), Belfast Ireland @
September 2 Cyprus Avenue, Cork Ireland
September 3 Roisin Dubh, Galway Ireland
September 6 Electric Picnic, Stradbally Ireland
September 8 02 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow ^
September 9 Academy 2 (Newcastle), Newcastle UK ^
September 11 Apollo Manchester, Manchester UK ^
September 12 End of the Road Festival, North Dorset UK ^
September 13 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Wales UK
September 14 Barfly, London UK
September 15 Den Atelier, Luxembourg Luxembourg
September 16 Grand Rex, Paris France
October 2 Austin City Limits, Austin TX
* w/ Loch Lomond
# w/ Jenny Lewis & Ray LaMontagne
@ w/ Wilco
^ w/ Fleet Foxes

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