The single comes as a declaration for the new year, as the band is currently working on the follow up to 2020 studio album I Let It In and It Took Everything and 2021 ambient instrumental record The Things They Believe. In “DimorphousDisplay,” Loathe find themselves reaching an artistic synthesis, setting themselves up for the most exciting leg of their career so far.The upcoming album was also named one of the 50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2022 by Revolver.
About the new song, Loathe state, “‘Dimorphous Display,’ in its first iteration, had been in the vault for a good few years before we decided to start work on the song together as a band, so finally being able to release it into the world feels like a great accomplishment. The initial demo was filed soon after we had finished up with I Let It In and It Took Everything but with lockdowns occurring across the world, this gave us the opportunity to experiment with different collaborators and thus final tracking was completed some time in the middle of 2021 at Giant Wafer Studios. We worked alongside our new friend Eddie Al-Shakarchi on capturing the rawest incarnation of the Loathe sound to date and we are very happy with the result.”
Loathe will be undertaking 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.