Loma Prieta Release New Track " Love" Via Brooklyn Vegan

 Self Portrait is the latest album from Loma Prieta; a ten-song masterwork recorded by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden Recording Studio (Deafheaven, Whirr, etc.).  Opener "Love", which is streaming now on BrooklynVegan, layers unorthodox melodies amid a tangle of pensive, despondent vocals.  These humanly complex qualities loudly bleed into every aspect of the album.  Driven by feedback-drenched guitar work "Black Square", "Roadside Cross", "Net Gain", and "More Perfect" veer from one post-everything sub genre to the next, leading to the beautifully skewed "Nostalgia", a song that creeps from the haze with dark harmonic leanings.  "Never Remember", "Merciless", and "Rings" venture down a similar crash and bang path before closer "Satellite" takes flight.  An emotional epic that delves deep into introspection before finding total sonic obliteration.  Self Portrait will be released on CD, cassette, and digital formats on October 2nd, and on vinyl on November 13, 2015.

 

Formed in 2005, Loma Prieta have been a mainstay of the Bay Area hardcore community for a decade.  While the band's sound is difficult to describe, it is clear that they come from the tradition of creative Bay Area hardcore bands such as Mohinder, Funeral Diner, Bread and Circuits, Yaphet Kotto, and Indian Summer.  Eschewing sub-genres in favor of organically writing songs that are personally fulfilling, Loma Prieta ultimately make each recording unique while managing to forge a distinctive voice all their own.

 

See Loma Prieta on tour in Europe and the UK now through August 22nd.  More information, including album pre-order for Self Portrait coming soon.  In the meantime, check out the two-song seven inch, featuring side A "Love" and exclusive B-side "Trilogy, 0 (Debris)", available now from Deathwish.

 

Loma Prieta, Self Portrait Track Listing:

1. Love

2. Black Square

3. Roadside Cross

4. Net Gain

5. More Perfect

6. Nostalgia

7. Never Remember

8. Merciless

9. Rings

10. Satellite

 

Loma Prieta - On Tour

05/8 - Hannover, Germany @ Ujz Korn 

06/8 - Darmstadt, Germany @ Oettinger Villa 

07/8 - Cologne, Germany @ Underground

08/8 - London, UK @ Unicorn

09/8 - Cardiff, UK @ The Globe *

10/8 - Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms *

11/8 - Edinburgh, UK @ Studio 24 *

12/8 - Manchester, UK @ TBA 

13/8 - Liverpool, UK @ Academy 2 *

14/8 - Bristol, UK @ The Stag and Hounds 

15/8 - Ypres, Belgium @ Ieperfest *

17/8 - Hamburg, Germany @ Logo **¯

18/8 - Holland, Netherlands @ Paradiso **¯

19/8 - Paris, France @ Glazart **¯

20/8 - Chemnitz, Germany @ AC 17 ¯

21/8 - Gottingen, Germany @ T-Keller ¯

22/8 - Karlsruhe, Germany @ New NOISE ¯

 

*Show with Touche Amore

¯Loma show only