Watch: Loma (Shearwater/Cross Record Side Project) - "Relay Runner" Video | Under the Radar - Music Magazine

Watch: Loma (Shearwater/Cross Record Side Project) - “Relay Runner” Video

Loma Due Out February 16 via Sub Pop

Jan 11, 2018
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Loma is a new band consisting of Shearwater singer Jonathan Meiburg and the two members of Cross Record (Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski). They are releasing their self-titled debut album on February 16 via Sub Pop. They previously shared a video for the album's closing track, "Black Willow," as well as the audio for the Krautrock-y "Relay Runner." Now "Relay Runner" has a video. Allison Beondé and Emily Cross directed the clip, which features Cross building an obstacle course of sorts in the desert. Watch it below.

Cross had this to say about the video in a press release: "This song is about transitioning from one state to another... specifically from the feeling of being boxed in and trapped to the feeling of freedom and liberation. It is about the ongoing drive to attain that movement. I think of the 'relay' as the endless series of versions of yourself that each hand off to the next version of yourself. Beyond that, I wanted to express unbridled joy--for being alive, for moving my body, for being able to build myself a human dog agility course from supplies I bought at the Home Depot."

Meiburg had this to say about the song in a previous press release: "'Relay Runner' was the happiest accident on the record. We discovered it when we wired up a tremolo pedal the wrong way, and got this funny, stuttering loop - and then we built a whole song around that sound. The last thing we did in the mix was erase the loop, which had gone from inspiring the song to ruining it! But it made sense that what was left underneath was a song about how to escape from a sealed room."   

Meiburg met Cross Record when the duo opened for Shearwater in 2016. "I couldn't believe all that sound was coming out of two people," Meiburg said in a previous press release. "They were mesmerizing.... I fell in love with their music, and I wanted to know how they did it."

Loma Tour Dates:

Fri. Apr. 6 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Sun. Apr. 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg

Wed. Apr. 11 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

Fri. Apr. 13 - Portland, OR @ MS Studios

Sat. Apr. 14 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern

Tue. Apr. 17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

Thu. Apr. 19 - Taos, NM @ Taos Mesa Brewing

Sat. Apr. 21 - Austin, TX @ North Door
Thu. Apr. 26 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Fri. Apr. 27 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
Sat. Apr. 28 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle Back Room
Tue. May 1 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
Wed. May 2 - Washington, DC @ DC9
Fri. May 4 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right
Sat. May 5 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
Sun. May 6 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Tue. May 8 - Montreal, QC @ L'Esco
Wed. May 9 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
Thu. May 10 - Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
Fri. May 11 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas

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