The Loom to release new LP via Crossbill, tour (2016)

Brooklyn band The Loom is back in action after a nearly five-year hiatus, with the news of a new album Here in the Deadlights (out April 22 via Crossbill Records/Stereocilia).
Here In the Deadlights was recorded and produced by Kevin McMahon (Titus Andronicus, Real Estate) at Marcata Recording in upstate New York, 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, which was followed by the heavy lifting of rebuilding after the collapse… hence the lapse between albums.
…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.
In other words, while the album marks a definitive end to a time in the life of a band and its members, it also marks a new beginning for the group: the sound of pushing through the darkness and coming out the other side, fundamentally changed and newly invigorated. Here In the Deadlights is the first of two new albums the band has completed with McMahon, and will be accompanied by spring tour dates (below).
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 – TBD
4/29 – Indianapolis, IN – The Melody Inn
4/30 – Chicago, IL – Schubas (w/ Cross Record)