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Santa Barbara rock band Loomis & the Lust is making waves with their catchy, danceable brand of rock. The band’s music video “Bright Red Chords” won MTVu’s best “Freshman” video in December and the video is now in rotation on MTVu, a remarkable achievement for an unsigned band with their first EP. The band was also chosen by MTV IGGY to be featured in a series on 20 developing artists, called “What’s Fresh”, a series that airs this winter.
Their music video for Bright Red Chords has also been picked up by over 35 other cable outlets and retail chains for air play, and won two contests by both Music Mix USA and Fuse TV for the best music video from an unsigned band. Bright Red Chords was also selected by Filter Magazine to appear in the Urban Outfitters store sampler and on the Delta airlines indie rock channel, and it has recently begun to get radio airplay on legendary rock stations such as WMMR in Philadelphia.
Singled out by MySpace Records to be part of their “Friends” program for developing bands, Loomis & the Lust was asked to do a remix of one of their songs for Rockstar Games/PSP using a new software game made by Timbaland called Beaterator.
The band just finished a their first tour in the fall of 2009, a six week “Back to the U” college tour on the west coast and they are currently working on their second release which will appear in early 2010.
Having formed in early 2008 at the impetus of band namesake and guitar-wielding front man, Will Loomis, this youthful rock four-piece, features Mike Dapra on guitar, Anthony Sonetti on drums and Noah Babcock on bass. Anthony Sonetti, a graduate of Musician’s Institute, just won their award for best drummer.
Brandon Mason, best known for his work with David Bowie, Secret Machines and Bono and the Edge, produced the band's debut EP, Nagasha.