There comes a time when every man must dust himself off, and climb back onto a jittery horse. In helping to form Loza, Jason House (Pave the Rocket, Ghost in Light, Riddle of Steel) and Ken Wilson (Pave the Rocket, Keyop) did just that, by first getting together and exchanging ideas in the fall of 2008, and spending many afternoons knocking off the cobwebs of musical inactivity in Ken's south side St. Louis row house. Shortly thereafter, Andy Colligan (Ghost in Light, Space Age Palmer) was approached by House to join the band and from there the trio then began practicing in the basement of Andy's south side house. With zero expectations nor any willingness to tour in an attempt to mold the band into a promotional machine they continued to practice 1-2 times a week for well over a year before even booking their first show.
Musically, Loza offers powerful and soaring vocals, smooth sonic blasts of lush reverb-ey guitars over beds of eerie keyboards all propelled by a tight pulsing downbeat from the drums and bass. The resulting mix can be a hypnotizing and surreal experience for the listener leaving many to question how a three-piece can create such a big sound. Loza has shared the stage with mr. Gnome, The Appleseed Cast, Chapel Club, Young Prisms, The Forms, Melted Toys, Ring,Cicada amongst many other fantastic bands.
The St. Louis based band recorded their debut full length with Gary Copeland at South-Fi Analog Studio, within the haunted basement of Smith/Lee Productions in Maplewood, Missouri, and is currently being mixed and mastered by Will Jones at Yellow Hat Studios in South St. Louis city. The trio will release the record under the auspice of their own record label sometime in the not to distant future.