"Caught in the Tide is the perfect way to start off the new year on a high note and we can guarantee that you’ll be dancing your way through every note."
"...Delaney’s vocals take center stage, channeling the ethereal mystique of vocalists like Florence Welch."
- MIDWEST ACTION
" 'Caught In The Tide', is set for release on January 12th and takes this new, more electronic sound a step further with a solid set of songs that could each be a single...These tracks are bright, fresh, and full of promise, and By Light We Loom are a duo to fall in love with."
"In the spirit of full disclosure, I think By Light We Loom is going to be a very big band...What they've created is a collection of songs that sound both jubilant and urgent. They are earnest, but won't go so far as to completely break your heart. The music doesn't avoid melancholy, but there's just too much hope in there for it to be residual."
- Craig Lyndall, CLEVELAND SCENE MAGAZINE
"BLWL retains the sing-along choruses, those thumping 1980s throwback tom fills at the end of bars, jingly-jangling acoustic guitar underneath almost everything and Delaney’s ethereal voice and exacting enunciation heard in the EP lead single Cardinal."
- THE AKRON BEACON JOURNAL
"...The results include shimmering, bouncy songs like “Scientist” and driving, layered songs like “Cardinal,” both off of “Caught in the Tide.” The result is a fun-loving, but still earnest EP."
- THE OBSERVER
"By Light We Loom is a duo that sounds much bigger. Shanna Delaney and Eric Ling emerge from the acoustic rock band Bethesda to create By Light We Loom. The results so far are fantastic as they released The Ignition EP earlier in 2015 and now Caught in the Tide in early 2016."
"Last fall the couple unveiled its new band By Light We Loom, which left behind the indie-folk sensibilities of Bethesda for more of an indie-pop sound similar to the likes of Mates of State and Arcade Fire."
On the Top 10 Best of Cleveland EPs list of 2015
- CLEVELAND MUSIC CITY
"...the entire EP has a special one-of-a-king sound that is hard to obtain. The Ignition is similar to finding that needle in a haystack. By Light We Loom has carefully orchestrated a well-produced masterpiece in order to introduce the world to their uplighting, passion-driven music, and Wordkrapht can bet that this will not be the last time we hear new music from this talented Cleveland-based duo."
"...the duo transforms their anthemic folk rock and close-knit harmonies along with Shanna’s lilting vocal melodies into catchy beat-driven and sparkling vintage synth and loops-led indie-pop for a very promising debut."
"It's a fantastic sound they've come up with, full of bright poppy hooks and beautifully polished melodies, and it's a very refreshing thing to hear in Cleveland right now."
"Eric has the ability to create multiple layers with his musical background and Shanna is sounding her best yet with clear, full and matured vocals. Put that together with their new recording partner, Jim Stewart, who engineered the sessions, and you will find yourself thinking they might have stumbled onto a great thing."
- BLOWN SPEAKERS
"Shanna, who is the featured vocalist, has a spectacular voice, sweet, rich and soulful. There are four songs on this EP, The Ignition, Stand, A Measure Of Us and Mason Jars. While the music is classified as indie pop, it is quite complex with nuances of folk, Americana and rock. Underlying all of this is an amazing dreamy quality. The lyrics are full of rich imagery that encourages self reflection. Sometimes they truly become conversational in nature and there is a transcendent, haunting quality to them. The quality of the recording is top-notch."
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"By Light We Loom...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
"I heard the release of their first single, “The Ignition,” in December and it was absolutely magical. I must’ve listened to it on repeat for what seemed like hours. Shanna and Eric possess a talent, passion and drive that makes you smile ear to ear when you hear their music and make you want more."
"Armed with a guitar, a drum pad and profound dueling vocals, By Light We Loom has a refreshing folky pop resonance."
New Music Show "What's on My IPod."
"But Bethesda's engine - the husband-and-wife duo of Eric Ling and Shanna Delaney - have already regrouped as By Light We Loom."