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Loch Lomond is a band based in Portland, Oregon, United States that was started as a solo recording project of Ritchie Young in 2003.[2]

Loch Lomond
OriginPortland, Oregon, United States
Years active2003–present
LabelsTender Loving Empire, Chemikal Underground, Hush Records, Song, by Toad Records
MembersRitchie Young
Jade Brings Plenty
Dave Depper
Jason Leonard
Brooke Parrott
Past membersJohanna Kunin
Peter Broderick
Heather Broderick
Pia Da Silva
Amanda Lawrence
Laurel Simmons
Doug Jenkins
Trevino Brings Plenty
Scott Magee
Michael Young



Regarding the origins of the band name, Ritchie Young stated "I wanted to call the band The Mountains but there are tons of "mountains" bands. We ordered some reel-to-reel tape on eBay and it had a sticker on the box that said Loch Lomond. On the tape itself were old French nuns singing. We sampled that in our first record."[3]

With help of engineer/producer Rob Oberdorfer, Young crafted the first Loch Lomond album, When We Were Mountains in 2004. Over the next few years, Loch Lomond performed around Portland and the Pacific Northwest in various incarnations. Live performances would range from Young by himself to a full band. During this time, many different recording sessions took place in various studios and homes. These recordings were compiled on the early 2006 EP Lament For Children. In the later half of 2006, Loch Lomond solidified into a nine-person band. In this format, they produced their 2007 album "Paper the Walls", which was more reminiscent of traditional chamber folk music while featuring many non-traditional instruments.[4] They toured with The Decemberists in late 2008.[5] In 2010, Loch Lomond's song, Wax and Wire, was featured in the short film Danny MacAskill's Way Back Home produced by Red Bull Media House.

2011 saw the release of Little Me Will Start A Storm, Tender Loving Empire. 2012 Chemikal Underground released the EP White Dresses.

Pens From Spain was released on September 2, 2016, on Hush Records.[6]





  • "A String", 2015
  • "Blue Lead Fences", 2009
  • "Wax and Wire", 2011



  1. ^ Ruehl, Kim. "What Is Indie Folk Music?". ThoughtCo. Dotdash. Archived from the original on 6 July 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Loch Lomond - Biography & History - AllMusic". AllMusic.
  3. ^ "Ritchie Young: A conversation with the organizer of the ensemble Loch Lomond - Street Roots".
  4. ^ "Loch Lomond: 'A Field Report'". 2008-09-02. Retrieved 2016-08-29.
  5. ^ Lannamann, Ned. "Loch Lomond to Open for Decemberists on Fall Tour". Portland Mercury. Retrieved Sep 2, 2008.
  6. ^ Steffen, Chris. "Album Premiere: Loch Lomond, 'Pens From Spain'". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-08-29.
  7. ^ Rooney, David (30 August 2014). "A villainous troll catcher sets out to eradicate the underclass and join the cheese-eating elite in the latest from the animation house behind 'Coraline' and 'ParaNorman'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 8 March 2015.

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