The world could use a little California sunshine, and Loomis and the Lust is just the band to bring it. The sunny Santa Barbara based quartet will release their sophomore EP, Space Camp, on July 20th.
Loomis and the Lust are also semi-finalists to become the next FreeCreditScore.com. They will be up against 11 other bands where fans can vote once a day to pick their favorite! Vote for Loomis and the Lust until June 21st here: www. freecreditscoreband.com/band/65.
The 12 Semi-finalists will move on to the next round of competition and have a chance to win a $10,000 check, an exclusive Gibson Guitar prize package and a Pearl drum kit valued at $12,000, a studio session with music industry veterans, and will walk the red carpet at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards and perform on the 2010 VMA Tour.
In one year since dropping their debut EP, the band has received numerous accolades from the press including a feature in Billboard Magazine and being lauded by MTV Iggy as one of the “Top 25 Best New Bands in the World.” They also won the “Artist on the Verge” award by OurStage.com and garnered a $25,000 prize at theNew Music Seminar.
Co-produced by Jay Ferguson, Space Camp is fused with dance rock riffs and sun-soaked melodies for a sound that is as upbeat as it is unforgettable. “Good Time Lover” shakes from a bouncy groove into an infectious melody, while first single “Barbarella” swirls seamlessly between a ’60s surf rock chorus and a MoTown stomp. Other tracks such as “Move On” and “Bright Red Chords” could easily be the anthems for an endless summer.
Space Camp captures that California spirit, and Loomis and the Lust aren’t shy about representing! Vocalist and guitarist Will Loomis says, “With all of the traveling we’ve done, we’ve realized that Southern California has a very laidback vibe. We seem to use that vibe when writing songs. The area is about having a good time and enjoying life-not taking things too seriously. We try to capture that in our melodies. We want our fans to feel like they are on vacation when they see us play.”
The world will get to share many more good times with the band at Space Camp, as they continue to shine.
“We hope to build on the momentum we’ve started to roll out, and just ride that wave,” Loomis said.
1. Good Time Lover
3. Bright Red Chords
4. Move On