Loathe has shared a new version of their song “Is It Really You?” in collaboration with L.A.-based alt rock band Teenage Wrist. The track originally comes from their acclaimed 2020 album I Let It In and It Took Everything. Check out the new version of the track now, available at all streaming DSPs.
Marshall Gallagher from Teenage Wrist states, “We discovered I Let It In and It Took Everything while we were tracking Earth Is a Black Hole, and it immediately became one of my favorite records of that year. Honestly, I only listened deep to a handful of records while we were making ours and that was one of them. So, it was pretty wild to get to dig through the actual tracks and do our own interpretation of ‘Is It Really You?’ I was already such a big fan and that song in particular really hit me. It’s extra cool to know that we’re fans of each other’s music and hopefully we get to share a stage soon.”
Loathe weighs in, saying, “Teenage Wrist are great! We’ve been fans of their music for a while and soon after the release of their latest record, we caught wind that they’d be interested in collaborating with us. And so their take on ‘Is It Really You?’ was born. It’s interesting to hear our song through another artists respective lens, especially from artists you appreciate and enjoy, too.”
Check out Loathe’s previously released new single “Dimorphous Display.” Listen to + watch the visualizer here.
Additionally, Loathe will be embarking on a 23-date North American tour this spring as support to Code Orange. All dates are below.
Loathe On Tour:
With Code Orange, Vended, + Dying Wish:
4/3 — Detroit, MI — Magic Stick
4/4 — Chicago, IL — The Metro
4/5 — Omaha, NE — Slowdown
4/6 — Denver, CO — Summit Theater
4/7 — Salt Lake City, UT — Soundwell
4/9 — Vancouver, BC — Rickshaw Theatre
4/10 — Seattle, WA — The Crocodile
4/11 — Portland, OR — Wonder Ballroom
4/12 — Sacramento, CA — Goldfield Trading Post
4/13 — San Francisco, CA — August Hall
4/18 — Mesa, AZ — The Nile
4/20 — Pomona, CA — The Glass House
4/23 — Las Vegas, NV — 24 Oxford
4/25 — Austin, TX — Empire Control Room and Garage
4/26 — Fort Worth, TX — Tulips
4/27 — Houston, TX — The Secret Group
4/29 — Jacksonville, FL — Underbelly
4/30 — Tampa, FL — The Orpheum
5/2 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade (Heaven)
5/3 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Sound Stage
5/4 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
5/6 — Brooklyn, NY — Warsaw
5/7 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
2021 was an incredible year for Loathe, especially in the live arena, completing their biggest UK headline tour in December, in which they performed I Let It In and It Took Everything in full each night. They racked up a number of live UK dates with While She Sleeps, and appeared at the Download Festival Pilot, Reading and Leeds Festival, and Slam Dunk.
Loathe’s latest record The Things They Believe was released unannounced in February 2021; it was an ambient soundtrack album accompanying a limited edition photobook by Mark Unthank. Despite the critical success of 2020’s I Let It In and It Took Everything, some of the record’s central themes were left incomplete. The Things They Believe drew out some of the ideas from I Let It In and It Took Everything, pushing them in a radical new direction. I Let It In and It Took Everything showcased Loathe’s hard and heavy experimentalism, while The Things They Believe brought out a more esoteric side to the band.
Kadeem France — Vocals
Erik Bickerstaffe — Guitar, Vocals
Feisal El-Khazragi — Bass
Sean Radcliffe — Drums