Loquat, the Bay Area quintet Nylon Magazine described as “refreshingly inventive” and Spin.com described as “sultry,” return this Spring with a stunning full-length album titled We Could Be Arsonists (Apr. 24, Nacional Records).
The 10-track release is extraordinarily imaginative and deeply introspective, touching on a range of subjects including space expeditions (“Time Bending”), criminal infamy (“We Could Be Arsonists”), line-up changes (“The Legion” and “Walk Out”) and even monsters under the bed (“Monsters”). Written during singer/guitarist Kylee Swenson Gordon’s pregnancy (with bass player Anthony Gordon) the album also delves into incredibly personal chapters with songs like “Seeds,” “Change of Scenery” and “Up Late.”
“We’ve never been the kind of band that writes traditional love songs,” says Kylee Swenson Gordon. “Instead, we always seem to fall down the rabbit hole, stumbling into surreal territory wherever we go.”
We Could Be Arsonists was recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, Calif. with the band co-producing the set with the Rondo Brothers (Foster the People, Deltron 3030, Handsome Boy Modeling School). The album was mixed by Dave Pensado (Mary J. Blige, Beyonce), Count (DJ Shadow), Glenn Rosenstein (Madonna, Talking Heads) and Ben Ellman (Galactic). Dave Cooley (M83, Silversun Pickups) mastered the album.
We Could Be Arsonists track listing:
1. Time Bending
2. We Could Be Arsonists
6. Change of Scenery
7. The Legion
8. Walk Out
9. Kindling For Fire
10. Up Late
Loquat tour dates are forthcoming including performances at SXSW.