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It's safe to assume that 2009 will be chock full of great local releases, but one album I'm really pining for is the latest from Loch Lomond. While releases like Paper The Walls were excellent glimpses of the chamber-folk skills of Ritchie Young and company, I have the impression that their new record will be what propels this band to bigger and better things.

There are bigger and better things than being covered on this blog? Jeez, that's news to me.

Anyway, the new record is entitled Little Me Will Start A Storm and supposedly has a few potential record label suitors—all of which have good intentions and will not try anything "fresh" with the band—but as of now, no release date has been set. Let's just say that it will be out sometime this year. Yeah, let's say that.

Until then, the band has offered up the lead single from the record—you might remember it from its creepy video we posted a few months back—for your listening pleasure. Until we can all grasp Little Me Will Start A Storm in our greasy 'lil palms, this might have to do.

LISTEN:







Loch Lomond - "Blue Lead Fence"

Oh, just a reminder: The band's late December show (with Blind Pilot and Old Believers at the Aladdin) was canceled due to "Snowpocalypse '08," so the band has rescheduled for Saturday, January 17th.