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About: The Loom is a six-piece indie rock band from Brooklyn that features male/female vocals, horns, guitars, banjo, ukulele, keys, and percussion. After releasing their debut EP, "At Last Light", in 2008, The Loom toured the northeast US and Canada and played SXSW, Pop Montreal and CMJ 2008, 2009, and 2010, including showcases for BrooklynVegan, nyctaper, and Breakthru Radio, as well as BAM's "Sounds Like Brooklyn" series, The Northside Festival, and many more. In their shows on the road and at home, they shared bills with The Antlers, Rural Alberta Advantage, Damien Jurado, Julie Doiron, Local Natives, and many others. Music from “At Last Light” has appeared on "Good Morning America" and MTV's "Subterranean" as well as in “The Youngest Candidate" (along with music by Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson and others), a documentary by Brooklyn filmmaker Jason Pollock (former assistant to Michael Moore) that was produced by Lawrence Bender (“An Inconvenient Truth”) and David Letterman’s World Wide Pants. The soundtrack will be released with album art by Shepard Fairey. The New Yorker recently described The Loom as "the beloved Brooklyn sextet who have lately been guiding their chamber-folk sound to decidedly louder sonic territory," while the website nyctaper.com wrote recently of their live show that, "To say that The Loom’s performance was a revelation would be to understate the significance of this unit. They combine musical talent, strong writing, and an abundant amount of band camaraderie into an intense amalgam," and Daytrotter wrote that, "The Loom is a Brooklyn band that makes us believe that they're the fathers and mothers of our cold and jagged memories, those that may or may not even be our memories for they feel so distant." In winter 2010, The Loom completed its debut full-length album, "Teeth", at Maverick Studios in New York, NY with producer/engineer Allen Farmelo. The album was transferred to analog tape at Cowboy Technical Services Recording Rig and was mastered at Howie Weinberg's Masterdisk. Album art was created by Asthmatic Kitty artist DM Stith. The band toured the Midwest, Northeast, east coast, and Canada in summer and fall 2010. They were recently selected as "Best of What's Next" by Paste Magazine and called a "Next Big Thing" by the New York Times.