Loom, the debut album from Fear of Men, is one of the year’s more understated and overlooked indie-pop treasures.
On Waterfall - often paired with Alta, Loom’s fragile opening fragment - the band mix the purity of Jessica Weiss’ vocals with constantly rolling percussion as the song crashes on the rocks of a floundering relationship.
Trust in me completely
Show me there’s no world outside our own
Waterfall sets the tone for an album of smart, shifting sounds, whose short titles - Vitrine, America, Seer, “Luna”, _Descent _- mask an array of songs of rewarding depth and complexity.