San Francisco, California, USA

Loquat, San Francisco's answer to Swedish pop music, has played Treasure Island Festival, CMJ and SXSW, and has collaborated with Nortec Collective, Del the Funky Homosapien, and Junior Sanchez. Loquat's last album, Secrets of the Sea, was named by the Onion as one of its top 10 favorites of 2008.


Through dangerously evocative lyrics and ultra-melodic songs, San Francisco band Loquat has captivated fans from as far as Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, and Kraków, and has infiltrated electromagnetic waves through shows such as MTV's "Teen Mom" and CW's "One Tree Hill." With its third full-length album, We Could Be Arsonists, Loquat makes its strongest stand. Recorded at Fantasy Studios (David Bowie, The Pretenders) in Berkeley, Calif., the album features chronicles of train terrorism, space expeditions, criminal infamy, and monsters under the bed. While Loquat's lyrics are challenging, fans connect with and filter the band's stories through their own experiences. Musically, Loquat blends the familiar with the uncharted, with modern twists of new wave, psychedelic rock, indie electronic, and jangle pop. Due in part to the band's instinctual songwriting, Loquat has collaborated with such innovative artists as Nortec Collective, Del the Funky Homosapien, Dan Sena, Junior Sanchez, Amplive (Zion-I), and From Monument to Masses. Meanwhile, Loquat continues to blaze its own trail and is set to light the match in 2012 with We Could Be Arsonists.


The Penny Drop, (self-released, 2002)
Fall (Dreams By Degrees, 2002)
Before the Momentum (Devil in the Woods, 2003)
It's Yours to Keep (Jackpine Social Club, 2005; Dearstereofan, 2004 [Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Sweden])
Secrets of the Sea (Talking House; October 14, 2008)
We Could Be Arsonists (TBD; spring/summer 2012)

Set List

If we're headlining, which we do pretty often in San Francisco, we'll play just under an hour. If we are supporting or playing a festival slot, we do shorter sets (30-40 minutes). We do covers every once in a while, but it's a rare thing.

Clearly Now...
We Could Be Arsonists
Swingset Chain
Harder Hit
Shaky Like the Flu
Need Air
Time Bending
Sit Sideways
Go Hibernate
Internal Crash