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Self Portrait is the fifth studio album by the American hardcore punk band Loma Prieta. The Jack Shirley-produced album was released on CD, cassette and digital platforms through Deathwish Inc. on October 2, 2015, followed by a vinyl release on November 13 also through Deathwish. In a press release, Self Portrait was described as featuring "unorthodox melodies amid a tangle of pensive, despondent vocals" inspired by the California hardcore bands Funeral Diner and Mohinder, among others. Loma Prieta promoted Self Portrait with a 7" single for the opening track "Love" backed with the exclusive B-side "Trilogy 0" released on July 24, 2015 through Deathwish. The band released a music video for "Love" on September 9, 2015 directed by Kyle Camarillo. Writing for Vice magazine's music blog Noisey, John Hill said the video as perfectly represented the song's build up, and that, "the visual starts with the band in a black and white space devoid of anything but the band playing. As the song progresses, the vision of what they're doing intensifies and distorts itself to the point where you can't really understand what's going on.