The autumnal tones of Loch Lomond are haunted by their birthplace in a tumbledown basement, as singer/songwriter Ritchie Young's bittersweet lyrics soothe picturesque songs of love, reminiscing, and fate. The Portland, OR, group was completed in 2003 when Young's longtime friend Rob Oberdorfer (the Standard) joined him for what turned into a yearlong collaboration. With Young on guitars and mandolin and Oberdorfer on drums, Loch Lomond host a revolving cast of musicians including Kate O'Brien (violin), Jay Clarke (bass/accordion), Katie Schnepp (viola), and Peter Broderick (saw/slide guitar). When We Were Mountains marked the band's debut release for In Music We Trust in 2004. A split 12" with their pals Hurtbird followed on High Karate a year later. While writing and recording their second offering in mid-2006, Loch Lomond played shows with the likes of Horse Feathers, Nina Nastasia, and Molly Rose.