Loop – “Precession” (Stereogum Premiere)
The English alt-rock band Loop disbanded in 1991, which makes “Precession” the first song they’ve released in 25 years. Robert Hampson and his then-girlfriend Becky Stewart founded Loop in 1986, and the band underwent numerous lineup changes in their five years of existence after the couple broke up, all the while pulling from darkly experimental icons such as Suicide and Can and morphing them into their own unique krautrock/No Wave/shoegaze concoction. In 2013, Hampson reunited Loop to curate a night at the Camber Sands edition of All Tomorrow’s Parties. After building steam throughout 2014, they’ll release a series of three projects this year beginning with Array 1 this June. The hypnotic, foreboding “Precession” has only been heard once before, when it was performed live at London’s Garage back in 2014. Enjoy the recorded version below for the first time.
Here are Loop’s upcoming live dates:
06/18 Hebden Bridge, UK @ Trades Club
06/19 Liverpool, UK @ Kazimier
06/20 Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands (ATP w/ Mogwai)
06/28 London, UK @ Roundhouse (ATP at Roundhouse)
07/02-04 Keflavik, Iceland @ ATP Festival