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Loomis & the Lust

"Bright Red Chords"

"Good Time Lover"

"My Fix"

"Tennis Ball Love"


Genres: Pop, Rock

Sound description: “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 molding it into something modern that still captures that same feeling as listening to Beatles or the Rolling Stones for the first time.

RIYL: Iggy Pop, The Cars, Talking Heads

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Loomis & the Lust are an independent California pop rock band based out of Santa Barbara that formed in 2008. They gained recognition in 2009 with the release of their first EP Nagasha and their single “Bright Red Chords” which was featured on MTV Iggy and MTVU. Loomis and the Lust was named one of the Top 25 Best New Bands in the World by MTV Iggy in 2010.

The band was formed by frontman (and namesake) Will Loomis in 2008, and since then there have been several lineups. In 2010 bass player Scott Henson joined the cast of Glee and Casey Hooper played guitar for Loomis & the Lust for nine months until he left to join Katy Perry’s band in 2010. Current lineup consists of Paloma Estevez on drums and Elle Neil on Bass.

Loomis & the Lust’s song “Bright Red Chords” won MTVu’s “Freshman” music video award and the band wrote a tour blog for MTV Iggy on MTV Iggy containing humorous tales and video clips of life on the road.
Their 2010 EP Space Camp contained the single “A.D.D.” which went viral on youtube gaining or 500,000 hits, and “Good Time Lover” which was featured in an episode of NCIS L.A. Their song “Bright Red Chords” was featured in an episode of Blue Mountain State. Loomis and the Lust won the $25,000 prize at the “Artist on the Verge” contest gaining them a feature in Billboard Magazine put on by and the New Music Seminar.

In 2011 Will Loomis took time off from Loomis and the Lust to write and record a full length country album called “Old Country Part 1”, and toured the country with an acoustic guitar. The album features stripped-down acoustic songs in the style of Johnny Cash.

In April 2012 Loomis and the Lust released their 3rd EP “Sports Suck”, along with videos for their singles “My Fix” and “Sports Suck.”

In June 2012 Will Loomis accused British pop star Jessie J of using substantial parts of his 2008 song “Bright Red Chords” in her single “Domino.”

E-magazine Blurt Online said the following of the band, “Loomis & the Lust, as the quartet in question is known, is a smart, lean and energetic band of twenty-somethings who look backwards through the lens of classic pop and rock while retaining a contemporary sound that steers blessedly clear of the dull guitar murk that passes for rock in the post-grunge era and vaults well past the sound-alike mediocrity of indie-rock’s ever-expanding purgatory.”

Loomis & the Lust are self-produced and self-published; all their CDs are under their own label, Kings of Spain Records. The band released its debut EP in 2009, entitled Nagasha. Their second EP, Space Camp, was released on August 10, 2010, their third EP “Sports Suck” was released April 16th 2012.

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2008, Santa Barbara, CA


Iggy Pop, The Ramones

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