Loma Prieta (band)

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Loma Prieta
Loma Prieta.jpg
Loma Prieta at Liceo Mutante, Pontevedra
Background information
Origin San Francisco, California, U.S.
Genres Screamo, powerviolence
Years active 2005–present
Labels Deathwish, Discos Huelga
Associated acts Punch, Beau Navire, Us Haunted Bodies
Website loma-prieta.com
Members
  • Sean Leary
  • Brian Kanagaki
  • Val Saucedo
  • James Siboni
Past members
  • Derrick Chao
  • David Fung
  • Jake Spek

Loma Prieta (translates to "Dark Hill"[1]) is an American hardcore punk band that formed in 2005.[2] The group is based in San Francisco, California and derived their name from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.[3] Most of the group's early material was released on their own record label named Discos Huelga.[4] Loma Prieta has toured the US, Mexico, Canada, Europe and Japan. They share members with Punch.[4] Their often dark and emotionally charged music blends a range of styles, most prominently screamo and powerviolence.[3][5]

In June 2011, Loma Prieta recorded music for their fourth studio album with Jack Shirley.[3] Their signing to Deathwish Inc. was announced in October 2011,[6] and released their fourth studio album, titled I.V., through their new label on January 17, 2012.[7] The album received positive reviews from AbsolutePunk,[8] Alternative Press,[9] and Exclaim!.[2] Two music videos, for the songs "Fly by Night" and "Trilogy 4 - Momentary", have been released to promote I.V.[10][11] In support of I.V., Loma Prieta toured New Zealand and Australia in January 2012,[7] the United States with Birds in Row in March 2012[12] and North America with Converge and Git Some in April 2012.[13] The band recorded and released a split with Raein in 2013.[citation needed]

On October 2, 2015, Loma Prieta released their fifth full-length studio album titled Self Portrait. The album was described as being a more "literal" and positive album lyrically as opposed to being more "opaque" and angry on previous albums, while sonically Loma Prieta incorporates more melody while retaining the same level of hardcore intensity.[1] To promote the album, the band released a single for the album's opening track "Love" backed with and exclusive B-side titled "Trilogy 0 (Debris)".[14] They also released a music video for "Love" in September 2015.[15]

Members[edit]

Current

  • Sean Leary – guitar, vocals
  • Brian Kanagaki – guitar, vocals
  • Val Saucedo – drums
  • James Siboni – bass

Former

  • Derrick Chao – guitar
  • David Fung – vocals, guitar
  • Jake Spek – bass

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Our LP Is Your EP (2006)
  • Matrimony (2007)
  • Loma Prieta / Raein (split with Raein) (2013)[16]

Singles[edit]

  • "Love"/"Trilogy 0 (Debris)" (2015)[14]

Music videos[edit]

  • "Trilogy 4 'Momentary'" (2011)
  • "Fly by Night" (2012)
  • "Love" (2015)[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Joyce, Colin (September 25, 2015). "Loma Prieta Paint a Less Bleak 'Self Portrait' on New LP". Spin. SpinMedia. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Hume, Kiel (January 17, 2012). "Review: I.V. and Interview". Exclaim!. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Cohen, Joshua T. (January 26, 2012). "Loma Prieta Interview". BlowTheScene.com. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Ramirez, Carlos (March 2, 2012). "Loma Prieta, 'Fly by Night' Video: Emotive Hardcore Done the Right Way". Noisecreep. AOL. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ O'Malley, Gareth (October 30, 2015). "Loma Prieta : Self Portrait". Treblezine. Retrieved January 30, 2017. Their brand of hardcore has drawn upon myriad other influences, among them the raw emotion of screamo and the brutality of powerviolence; but since their formation in 2005, the band has pursued darker interests, creating music that became more extreme and intense with each album. 
  6. ^ Paul, Aubin (October 15, 2011). "Loma Prieta signs to Deathwish". Punknews.org. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Kraus, Brian (January 4, 2012). "Loma Prieta announce album details". Alternative Press. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  8. ^ Pfleider, Adam (January 19, 2012). "Review: I.V.". AbsolutePunk. Buzz Media. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  9. ^ Yancey, Bryne (2012). "File Under: Innovative Hardcore". Alternative Press. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  10. ^ Yancey, Bryne (March 2, 2012). "Loma Prieta release 'Fly By Night' video". Alternative Press. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  11. ^ Yancey, Bryne (November 11, 2011). "Loma Prieta release 'Trilogy 4 - Momentary' video". Alternative Press. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  12. ^ Yancey, Bryne (February 15, 2012). "Loma Prieta, Birds In Row (Deathwish Inc.) announce tour". Alternative Press. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  13. ^ Kraus, Brian (February 2, 2012). "Converge announce tour with Loma Prieta and Git Some". Alternative Press. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  14. ^ a b c Adams, Gregory (July 20, 2015). "Loma Prieta Announce 'Self Portrait' LP for Deathwish Inc". Exclaim!. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  15. ^ a b Leak, Brian (September 10, 2015). "Loma Prieta release dark and trippy new video for 'Love'". Alternative Press. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  16. ^ Flynn, John (March 13, 2013). "Media: Loma Prieta: 'Immemorial'". Punknews.org. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 

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