Interview With The Loom
DISTORTED FOLK DRONES, LONELY HORNS AND PSYCH-INFUSED DISSONANCE
The Loom – an acclaimed quartet from Brooklyn – skirt the boundaries of modern indie rock, alt-folk and ambient soundscapery, and have shared stages with (amongst others) Josh T. Pearson, The Acorn, First Aid Kit, The Antlers and Sharon Van Etten.
The quartet’s new album (Teeth) combines searching folk, intricate percussion and psych-influenced dissonance and atmospherics, recalling at times the raw power and lyrical vision of Neutral Milk Hotel and the atmospheric mastery of Shearwater. Recorded in Manhattan, Teeth builds from sombre, distorted drones and lonely horns to manic layers of trumpet, guitar fuzz and cymbal crashes, capturing the anxiety, doubt and weight of expectation The Loom are experiencing as they settle into adulthood in 2012, feeling a bit too old for unbridled optimism but a little too young for abject cynicism.
Teeth was released in the US by well-respected indie label Crossbill Records to great acclaim and will be distributed in the UK by Forte this winter. Download In Your Doldrums here, and check out the video below.