Since moving to New York this fall, Portland, OR seems to be slipping further away from me by the week. I'm not sure I can remember the bus routes anymore. Hearing that Loch Lomond, a Portland-based chamber folk ensemble signed to Hush Records, was touring New York this week gave me the chance to have them over to our studio and be aurally reminded of all the bike lanes and good coffee that I've done without.
Loch Lomond is comprised of a precious gaggle of players led by Richie Young, a young man who could walk amongst deer and not frighten them. They stir up a lush and intelligently sentimental sound that fans of Stuart David-era Belle and Sebastian will enjoy.
This is what became of a few enjoyable evening hours at WFMU this weekend. They dragged a variety of stringed and reeded instruments and played the drums very lightly. (Thanks for the engineering support, gang.)
They played a show at The Knitting Factory last week but don't worry - you haven't missed your chance to see them live in NY. They're playing two shows in Brooklyn this week: Thursday (tomorrow) at Union Hall with Tiny Vipers and Jill Barber and then 8 PM Friday at SoundFix Records with Dappled Cities.