If you listen to Loathe’s startling good new single “Two-Way Mirror”, you’ll probably be transfixed by its alt-rock beauty almost right away. The Zak Pinchin-directed music video has pushed upwards of 40,000 views on Youtube in just 2 days, a high number for a band that’s not on everyone’s radar…yet. Of course, they will be rather soon once their sophomore album drops next month, and they’re certainly on ours, too.
Many songs on the upcoming record are also influenced by alt-metal legends Deftones, and while it’s easy to draw comparisons to the band, Loathe are certainly their own entity. However, it’s always to get noticed by your heroes, and if Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno thinks you’re worthy of attention, your music has to be worth a listen.
While being a part of Team Sleep, Crosses, Palms, and of course the alt-metal heroes Deftones, vocalist Chino Moreno is venturing out on his own with a brand new stand-alone solo track, “Brief Exchange”. Inspired by DC’s “Dark Days: The Road To Metal” comic series, it has Chino collaborating teaming with Eminem and 21 Pilots board producer Mike Elizondo, recent Marilyn Manson collaborator Tyler Bates and ex-Dillinger Escape Plan drummer Gil Sharone, thanks to what we know from a recent Revolver post. The new song will be pretty familiar to fans of Moreno’s various projects – falling somewhere between the atmosphere of Crosses and the alt-metal flavor of Deftones’ more recent work – but that doesn’t make it any less effective.