Today Lomelda, who toured the UK earlier this year as support to Pinegrove, has released “Out There” the second single from her upcoming album, Thx.

In an email to NPR Music, Read says “Out There” is inspired by a tall tale her brother would tell.

“One morning on the way to high school,” she says, “my brother told me about an archive of live recordings he’d found of this guy named Elliot Smith. When he listened to them, he realized he could remember being there with him after the show, that they were pals, that Elliot taught him how to smoke cigarettes. We both figured we knew he’d never met Elliot Smith. But I spent the next six or so years trying to write this song.”

Stereogum, who premiered “Interstate Vision” earlier this month and named Lomelda a Band To Watch, are saying that the track was “rooted in folk music in a way that feels timeless, but Lomelda is very much engaged with the present.” The likes of Pitchfork, DIY, Gold Flake Paint, London In Stereo, The Line Of Best Fit, The FADER and more have all come on board to show early support since. Thx is available for pre-order now and due out September 8th via Double Double Whammy.

Hannah Read, who performs under the moniker Lomelda, makes music that is textural and spacious. Her words are suggestive snapshots of loosely knitted observations, depicting quiet moments between friends and lovers and half-remembered celestial occurrences. In her songs, the memory of the past and glimpses of future stretch out on either side of you, and the present is unsteady and always shifting.

Lomelda has also announced a US tour with Pinegrove and Florist.


If you were to ask Hannah Read what Lomelda means, you’d probably end up with some kind of non-answer and a new topic. It is a guarded secret reserved for those who really pry. It is a high school attempt at describing something vast and powerful yet uniquely quiet and complex. And it is ever-changing. Lomelda is about memory, intimacy, and the tragedies of distance. As a band, it has appeared in several forms over the years, but always, to Hannah, Lomelda has been about discovering friendship and connection. Close collaborators have become closer friends. And when you see Lomelda, when you hear it, it is apparent that Hannah cares deeply about the connection made with the people on stage, the connection with you.

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