About the band:
Embracing classic pop hooks, throwing in a bit of soul, Brit pop and California sunshine, Loomis & the Lust has created a top notch pop rock sound that swirls with a light-hearted, fun-time attitude that conjures up visions of palm trees and good times. After releasing a batch of clever, catchy songs in their first EP last year, Loomis and the Lust quickly started making waves, being named one of the “Top 25 New Bands in the Word” by MTV Iggy, winning an MTVU “Freshman” video award, appearing in an online ad campaign for Subway. All their songs are danceable and contain so much energy that if you don’t move a body part while listening, you most likely don’t have a pulse.
“I’ll put it to you this way, within about thirty seconds you’ll be reeled in and singing into a hairbrush”, wrote one reviewer about the band’s single "Bright Red Chords”. They have been described as taking the best parts of rock & roll from the past, adding a little funk, a little Cali surf and molded it into something modern that still captures that same feeling as listening to Beatles or the Rolling Stones for the first time.
The band is currently writing a popular blog for MTV Iggy. They live in a house that doubles as their studio in Santa Barbara, writing new songs constantly when not on tour. Most recently their tenacity paid off to the tune of a $25,000 prize via OurStage.com and the New Music Seminar, winning the coveted title of "Artist on the Verge”. Critics praise the band’s “top shelf music that should make the band a household name” in the near future. “Loomis and the Lust obviously perceives—and possesses—the recipe for colossal success."
“These handsome Californian lads are quickly making a name for themselves with their exciting brand of pop-rock, full of catchy hooks and lovely melodies. Their addictive songs will get under your skin and into your heart.”
“This band has hit on something that potentially has massively broad appeal”
“Some of the catchiest, most danceable Rock N Roll of the year.”
“It is no wonder the Californian quartet has made a splash on the music scene garnering major attention.”
-Eat Sleep Breathe Music, Unsigned Artist of the Week
“Addictively catchy melodies swirl with a light hearted and fun-time attitude…soundtrack for summer fun.”
- The Ripple Effect
“You kick yourself for wondering how you missed talent like this for so long.“
-Flak Behind the Hype
“Top shelf music that should help make this band a household name all across the U.S. real soon.”
-Indie Music Stop
“It gives me the urge to jump up and down, dancing with friends under the summer sun.”
“Lust Machines: Loomis & The Lust will definitely set fire to your feet.”
“Sounding well beyond their years, LATL sound like they've been rocking out for two decades which in fact is about how old they actually are. Embracing classic pop hooks, cranking it up to ten, throwing in a bit of soul, and then coating it in a sheen of brilliance, LATL make Nagasha a classic power pop record without even trying.”
-POP! Stereo Review
“Their lighthearted, catchy, almost addictive melodies really sets them apart from the crowd and makes you wonder why they haven’t made the top ten yet!”
-Gulf Coast Music Review
“Pop-rock Cali quartet Loomis & The Lust produced a parcel of clever, catchy songs that equates sonic Super Glue…. Loomis obviously perceives—and possesses—the recipe for colossal success. They’re pretty cute, too.”
- Billboard Discoveries