"TIME BENDING" VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjFphY1fMBk
Loquat on AMAZON.COM’s 2012 “Outstanding Albums You May Have Missed” list
"Electronic blips and keyboards give tracks like 'Rumbling' and 'The Legion' a soulful, steady pulse, while 'Seeds' evokes the more straightforward, jamgly guitar-driven sound of Bettie Seveert.... Evocative."—Magnet
"The new Loquat album packs several festival-ready moments, including the jaunty title track and stargazing single "Time Bending." —San Francisco Chronicle
"Loquat's ‘We Could Be Arsonists’ could very well be the summer album you've always dreamed of. The melodies and hooks galore will steal your heart, and singer Kylee Swenson possesses the kind of fog-lifting lilt that'll make you wanna put the top down and go cruising down the 101 with a beatific grin." —KXT 91.7 (Dallas)
"Vocalist Kylee Swenson Gordon leads this San Francisco quintet through 10 tracks with aplomb, understatement, and a coolness that’s so cool it’s hard to believe…. They could be also be stars." —PopMatters
"We Could Be Arsonists is a must-listen and Loquat could be on its way to stardom real soon. The Bay Area band delivers a sound that’s lush and bursting with vibrant imagery yet is still intimate, quiet and personal."—Pop-Break
"We Could Become Arsonists benefits from a wide-screen polish, big sounds that seem destined for an arena near you. Loquat have big adventures in store for them, and 'We Could Be Arsonists' is pointing the way forwards."—SSG
PAST PRESS: "Don't look now, but 'Secrets of the Sea' just might bridge the gap between generational record collections. A.V. Club Rating: A-"—The Onion
"Sugary, sultry vocals from Kylee Swenson were wrapped around bouncy basslines and shimmering guitars, a bit like Rilo Kiley at the more melodic, singalong points or Cat Power in a few soaring, emotion-soaked moments." —Spin.com
"In a genre marred by overproduction and, sometimes, a lack of imagination, Loquat is not only wonderfully organic but refreshingly inventive." —Nylon
"Swenson's voice soars like Sarah McLachlan, but her lyrics cut like Cat Power." —URB
"Sometimes it's nice to just press play and daydream while the world crashes around you. Loquat is very helpful that way." —Wired
released April 24, 2012
After releasing a string of well-received albums on various indie labels, Loquat returned on 4/24/12 with a stunning new album titled "We Could Be Arsonists." The band came to the attention of Nacional Records when frontwoman Kylee Swenson sang guest vocals on the Nortec Collective track “I Count the Ways” from their GRAMMY-nominated album ‘Bulevar 2000.’
"We Could Be Arsonists" was recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, Calif. and was co-produced by Rondo Brothers (Foster the People); mixed by Dave Pensado (Mary J. Blige, Beyonce), Count (DJ Shadow), Glenn Rosenstein (Madonna, Talking Heads), and Ben Ellman (Galactic); and mastered by Dave Cooley (M83, Silversun Pickups).
Live, Loquat has played the Treasure Island Music Festival, SXSW, and CMJ and has shared the stage with the likes of Miike Snow, Goldfrapp, TV on the Radio, Nortec Collective, The Cardigans, and Liz Phair. At SXSW 2012, Swenson sang with The Jesus and Mary Chain and Ken Stringfellow of The Posies.
Back in the studio, Swenson and Loquat have also collaborated with Amp Live (Zion-I), Junior Sanchez, Dan Sena, Del the Funky Homosapien, Flinch, and From Monument to Masses.
Loquat's music has been featured on TV shows such as CW's "One Tree Hill" and MTV's "Teen Mom" and "P. Diddy's Making His Band." The latest album, "We Could Be Arsonists," is currently being played on radio and in retail spaces such as BCBG, Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Starbucks.
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