Active since August 2008, through the release of a couple of albums, “You Wouldn’t Anyway” (2013) and “Deserter”(2017) and as many EPs through well-known local independent labels such as Sinewave and Midsummer Madness, the Brazilian 4-piece shoegazers based in Porto Alegre, Loomer, established itself as one of the most renowned Latino-American bands in spreading the word of guitar rock that gives a nod to the 90s, with a finely-balanced play of contrasts between noise and melody, mixing rarefactions and walls of sound a la My Bloody Valentine, fuzz-out urgency a la Dinosaur Jr and blissful abrasiveness a la Smashing Pumpkins.
The quartet returns, after a long hiatus, with a crowdfunded limited 2-track 7″ EP on vinyl, titled “Denial b/w Dead Weight”, via fellow imprint Yeah You! Records, which anticipates the upcoming third LP.
While the A-side, “Denial”, was revealed during the last Christmas period, the item finds its full digital completion these days with the flip “Dead Weight.”
Confessional lyrics dwell in the nether region of frightened dread to obsess eternally about another’s loyalty to love.
A magnetic and vibrant interweaving of dreamy, wistful, and introspective harmonies and boisterous grungey vibes, “Dead Weight” triggers dragging and faltering drum beats along with a punchy bassline and tremolo-strewn twinkling guitar melodies, pierced by billowing warm layers of blistering scratchy pain and blissful abrasive distortion over ghostly dual male-female vocal interplay drawing fear from restless anxieties of distrust, to drift weightlessly into tumultuous sways of vulnerable destiny.
With more energetic, angsty and chaotic atmospherics, “Denial” builds a steady reverb-drenched fuzzy inflow to bring forth rippling edgy vibrations and meandering bittersweet emotions, embodied by dizzy symbiotic double vocal energies.
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