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" 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.
See Loma Prieta on tour in Europe and the UK from July 23rd through August 22nd. More information, including song premieres and album pre-order for Self Portrait coming soon. In the meantime, look for a two-song seven inch, featuring side A "Love" and exclusive B-side "Trilogy, 0 (Debris)", to be available on July 24th.
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