Daily Listen-My Bloody Valentine-Loomer

Hi, I’m “activist” Laura Loomer, and I think that getting banned from Twitter for repeatedly violating its hate speech policy is a form of persecution!

Today’s listen, which can be found on Scottish group My Bloody Valentine’s seminal 1991 album Loveless (Creation/Sire), is (thankfully) not named after the white supremecist/internet troll/all around trash person Laura Loomer. I don’t know what inspired the title, but I’m fairly confident that it isn’t diet-fascist ideology. It’s possible that it refers to Kevin Shields’ blurry, cacophonous guitar work, which looms (see what I did there!) over the track like an immense pink storm cloud. “Loomer” appeals to my not-so-inner effects geek; as I’ve mentioned before, I’m a sucker for anything that can be described using the terms “fuzzy,” “wall of sound,” or “sonic cathedral.” Add in vocals that are “dreamy,” “ethereal,” “mostly unintelligible,” etc (all of which apply to MBV singer Belinda Butcher) and you’ve got me hook, line, and sinker. My Bloody Valentine is the perfect band if you, like me, are into this kind of thing, and “Loomer” is a perfect, albeit brief, sample of everything the group has to offer.

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