By Light We Loom

By Light We Loom

 Cleveland, Ohio, USA
BandPopRock

By Light We Loom combines creative beats, vintage synths, soaring vocals, and intimate harmonies with a story-folk songwriting sensibility and high energy live performance that promises to move your heart and feet in equal measures.

Biography

"By Light We Loom is a husband-wife indie-pop duo from Cleveland that writes beautiful, mysterious pop tunes drenched in atmospheric guitars and soaring vocals...(their) mysterious brand of mother-earth-pop is bound to earn itself legions of followers." - Aputumpu

As a husband and wife team, By Light We Loom spent the better part of a decade leading the indie-folk band Bethesda as it toured the Midwest, highlighted by stops at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Bonnaroo, CMJ, Bunbury, and MidPoint Music Fests as well as sharing the stage with talented bands, such as Mates of State, Sharon Van Etten, First Aid Kit, and more.

Following the end of Bethesda, Shanna (vocals & loops) and Eric (guitars & vocals) found that their appetite for making and sharing music was far from satisfied. Armed with the power of loop technology and the excitement of a new challenge, they went to work crafting a wholly new and unique sound that engages the listener and beckons you to sing along.

Even in its short duration (founded in August 2014), BLWL has lined up a notable touring schedule highlighted by stops at festivals, such as MidPoint Music Fest, Brite Winter Fest, and Burning River Fest, and has opened for notable indie acts, including The Mountain Goats, Twin Forks, The Kin, Kopecky, Matt Pond PA, Telekinesis, Say Hi, The Mynabirds, Radiation City, Deep Sea Diver, Telekinesis, Car Seat Headrest, Lucy Dacus, and more.

Excited about the new direction, BLWL immediately entered the studio and came out with their debut single, "The Ignition," followed by the release of their debut EP, "The Ignition," in May 2015, which received outstanding reviews and received local radio play. BLWL's 2nd EP, "Caught in the Tide," released in 2016, has received tremendous reviews and recently received national airplay on college radio stations, charting in the top 100 on the college radio charts.  

Lyrics

The Scientist

Written By: Eric Ling,Shanna Delaney

Scientist

This is it, this is it
This is the time to act
The passive failures of the scientist can’t hold us back

Can you see… Can you see
The observation floor
Descends beneath our breath and beats we’re always fighting for

Lift up the gate….lift up the gate
Seal up the grave...seal up the grave...

CHORUS
We are the ones…… we are the ones that take it
Our shoulders broad….to carry generations strong
Towards the bend….towards to call

They are the ones….they are the ones that crave it
A weakened faith….won’t carry what they’re piling on
Towards the bend….towards the fall

So when you leave me….call me from the fold

When I die...I will die
For something more than age
Just sit and wait awhile the silence will illuminate

From beyond...from beyond
I will send the word
Unmistaken you will hear what ears have never heard

Lift up the gate….lift up the gate
Seal up the grave...seal up the grave...
..
CHORUS
We are the ones…… we are the ones that take it
Our shoulders broad….to carry generations on
Towards the bend….towards the call

They are the ones….they are the ones that crave it
A weakened faith….won’t carry what they’re piling on
Towards the bend….towards the fall
So when you leave me….call me from the fold

Here we find the path is fading
Go now….go now now…
Poison fills, my lungs are waiting
Go now….go now now…
Go now….go NOW

CHORUS
We are the ones…… we are the ones that take it
Our shoulders broad….to carry generations on
Towards the bend….towards the call

They are the ones….they are the ones that crave it
A weakened faith….won’t carry what they’re piling on
Towards the bend….towards the fall

Will you call me….call me….. (silence)

Caught in the Tide

Written By: Eric Ling

Sifting ashes from sand
What’s of me, what’s of land?
Indistinguishable
Which contains my old soul

Still I hold up my chin
I alone factor in
What is right, what is wrong
Keep the curated halls
Clean of these sins

I’m gonna shake the dust
Is this reflection just the shape of us?
Every every every part of us
Caught in the tide
it comes in ….and it goes…... out.

All these boards cannot hold
Hold this ship, hold this homei
The calamity grows
The calamity stole
Dreams of the coast

I’m gonna shake the dust
Is this reflection just the shape of us?
Every every every part of us
Caught in the tide
it comes in ….and it goes …...out.

I got stones in my pocket dear….will you let me sink, will you let me sink?
I got love in this locket dear…..just to help me feel, just to help me feel
I got holes in my heart….I got coal in my soul, but I’m not letting go...no I’ll give you control….as it comes in and it goes….. out

I’m gonna shake the dust
Is this reflection just the shape of us?
Every every every every part of us
Caught in the tide
And it comes in ….and it goes out.