July 24, 2019, 8:00 pm at Space Ballroom, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, CT 06514
Loma Prieta Facebook Twitter InstagramBandcamp Formed in 2005, Loma Prieta have been a mainstay of the Bay Area hardcore community for more than half a decade. In that time they have released four 12 inch records and two 7 inch records mostly on their own label, Discos Huelga. They have also toured the U.S., Japan, Canada, and Mexico numerous times, all while members play in several other hardcore bands (Punch, Beau Navire, Archeopteryx, Us Haunted Bodies).
While Loma Prieta's sound is difficult to describe, it is clear that they come from the rich tradition of creative Bay Area hardcore bands such as Mohinder, Funeral Diner, Bread and Circuits, Yaphet Kotto, and Indian Summer. Eschewing sub-genres in favor of organically writing songs that are personally fulfilling, each Loma Prieta record is substantially different from the last. Nonetheless, Loma Prieta have managed to forge a distinctive form of expression that is entirely their own.
For "I.V." the band's Deathwish debut, Loma Prieta once again worked with longtime collaborator Jack Shirley (Atomic Garden Studio). With his guidance Loma Prieta tracked to tape 12 songs intensely emotional songs. Written during a time of great personal suffering and transition for the band "I.V." is the creative culmination of those collective experiences. From the opening breath of "Fly by Night", Loma Prieta crash and bang melody and discord together into one beautiful work of art. This grinding theme continues throughout "I.V." in stunning songs like the aptly named three parter "Trilogy 4, 5, and 6". Creating a powerful and unpredictable ebb and flow to their emotional outpouring. As the dust settles on the distorted haze in closer "Diamond Tooth", an artistic coherency and clarity emerges that can only be described as Loma Prieta. A new kind of melancholy chaos that should be familiar, yet challenging, to those who enjoy bands like Love Lost But Not Forgotten, Pg. 99, La Quiete, and the ilk. Jeromes Dream Website Facebook Instagram It was September 13, 1997, when we played together for the first time. We met at Nick's mom's house and set up our shabby equipment in the basement. It was dirty. The ceilings were made up of dust, exposed electrical equipment, and splintered wood. We could barely see each other's faces because it was so dark; the only light that worked was across the room, hindered by a wall. But it didn't matter -- all that did was that we got to play. We soon realized that what started as a spontaneous meeting was going to become the epicenter of our lives. Jeromes Dream allowed us to be liberated from all that hurt us. It also served as a base for our friendship. The three of us never knew what we'd end up creating together, but it was clear that we needed each other to make what we made.
It was in a way unsettling how well we got along and how we seemed to not care about anything but being able to play music. We basked in the blissful ignorance of youth. It was the only way to live during a time where we saw little hope in anything else. We invested in our music. We invested in each other. It didn't matter how good or bad we were as a band; we believe JD is an accurate representation of what was going through our hearts and minds between 1997 and 2001. 2018-19
In 2018, we've decided to make new music. We are currently writing an LP and will record it in March, 2019.