Thursday, July 9 at 7pm
Brooklyn sextet The Loom has harnessed the emotional power and beauty of ensemble vocals and chiming instruments since 2006, drawing large crowds to its many live shows throughout the NY-area and northeast. Now, with the release of its debut EP, the rest of the world can enjoy the group's rich amalgam of folk and Americana-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.
Says RCRD LBL: "With Brooklyn churning out bands of all stripes at all times, it's becoming more and more difficult to tell them all apart, let alone corral one whose music might send your heart aflutter. But wait! Hearts are FLUTTERING. Working heavily in gothic watercolors, 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. It's a balancing act exemplified most bodaciously by the excellent "Song For The Winter Sun" and "Of Vegas And Vanity." Wait for the brainlight to shine full blast at just about the one minute mark on the latter. So bright."