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Acoustic alchemists The Loom weave lush tapestries on debut disc reminiscent of Fairport Convention, Arcade Fire and The Waterboys.

posted Oct 21, 2008, 8:37 AM by Vu Nguyen
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Acoustic alchemists The Loom weave lush tapestries on debut disc reminiscent of Fairport Convention, Arcade Fire and The Waterboys. Brooklyn sextet busking NY boroughs throughout the Fall.



The Loom kick out glow-in-the-dark folk wailers that flirt with the anthemic, but never abandon the quiet spaces they were born in.” -- David Bevan, RCRD LBL


“With banjos, accordions, and considerable melodrama—their word, not mine—the Brooklyn band harks back to the early days, when big beards and plaid shirts symbolized austere living, not outer-borough bohemianism.” -- Kenneth Partridge, The Deli Magazine


Brooklyn acoustic folk sextet The Loom has harnessed the emotional power and beauty of ensemble vocals and chiming instruments since 2006, drawing large crowds to their many live shows throughout the NY-area (including three sets during the CMJ Music Marathon this month.) Now, with the release of its debut EP, the rest of the world can enjoy the group’s rich amalgam of folk and alt-country influenced indie rock featuring male and female vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, French horn, trumpet, piano, pedal steel, bass, drums, ukulele, accordion, and banjo. The EP, At Last Light boasts soaring and lilting songs ranging from gentle to anthemic and built around subtle, affecting lyrics. The Loom’s sound has often been compared to affecting artists like Smog, Arcade Fire, Fairport Convention and The Waterboys. Check out this affecting in-home performance of “Song For The Winter Sun” (LINK) featuring the band and its neighbors.


In celebration of this release, the band is playing a series of live shows this Fall throughout the NY boroughs, as well as one in Michigan. Please see below for complete dates.


Thus far in its short history, The Loom has also been fortunate to share bills with bands such as Rock Plaza Central, The Impossible Shapes, Headlights, Evangelicals, Julie Doiron, Hoots and Hellmouth, Dead Confederate, Kaiser Cartel, Old Time Relijun, The Antlers, Faces On Film, Rosewood Thieves, O’Death and many more, and has played the 2007 After the Jump CMJ Showcase, two Jezebel Music showcases, the Liberated Matter Cross-Pollination series, and NYC Taper’s anniversary showcase.


Three songs from At Last Light will appear, along with music by Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, and others, in The Youngest Candidate, a documentary about young Americans running for political office directed by Brooklyn filmmaker Jason Pollock (former assistant to Michael Moore) and produced by Lawrence Bender (An Inconvenient Truth) and David Letterman’s production company World Wide Pants. The film will debut in advance of the election this fall. Currently, The Loom has completed writing and is at work on recording their follow-up full length album.


The Loom Live:

10/22 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House w/ La Strada!

10/23 New York, NY @ Cake Shop

10/24 New York, NY @ Original Sessions Art House La Di Da Di Rock Da Party

11/01 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ Neva Dinova and McCarthy Trenching

11/02 East Lansing, MI @ Michigan State

11/21 New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/ Rafter


At Last Light Tracklisting:



01. Patience For Books

02. True Believers All

03. Of Vegas and Vanity

04. All Your Famous Friends

05. Song For The Winter Sun (MP3 | VIDEO)


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