The Loom has released a psychedelic new stop-motion animation video for their track I Am Not Young. This is the second single we’ve released from their upcoming new album, ‘Here In the Deadlights,’ which comes out this Friday, April 22nd via Crossbill Records/Stereocilia. The conceptual video was a created and directed by the talented filmmaker Courtney Ziegler. Watch I Am Not Young below via YouTube.
‘Here In The Deadlights’ is The Loom’s first new album since 2011’s critically-acclaimed release, ‘Teeth’. The band had previously shared the lead single Fire Makes (SoundCloud), which features a manic saxophone breakdown from Phantom Family Halo’s David Lackner. I Am Not Young (and the album at large) is about rebuilding after a collapse, and the song structure even reflects that, starting out with a long blissful intro, and quickly building into a churning psych-rock track.
‘Here In The Deadlights’ was recorded and produced by Kevin McMahon (Titus Andronicus, Real Estate), and its themes revolve around the difficult time that unfolded for band leader John Fanning after a life-upending split from his longtime partner and best friend of 14 years (hence the lapse between albums).
‘Here In The Deadlights’ sees a seismic shift in sound and influence from The Loom’s previous output: the new album takes on a more krautrock-inspired, psychedelic direction that features organs stacked on top of organs, endless tangles of words, and noisy guitars set against ethereal horns, run through delay pedals.
The Loom is also kicking off a full tour next week in support of the new album.
Upcoming tour dates:
4/22 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
4/23 – Beacon, NY – The Howland Cultural Center
4/24 – Albany, NY – The Low Beat
4/25 – Boston, MA – Out of the Blue Too Gallery
4/26 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
4/27 – Washington, DC – Velvet Lounge
4/28 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
4/29 – Indianapolis, IN – The Melody Inn
4/30 – Chicago, IL – Schubas (w/ Cross Record)
For more information on The Loom, visit theloommusic.com.