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Lower Dens

Swarming guitar fuzz, bass waves, Jana Hunter’s voice, and insistent drum throbs are the core componentsofBaltimore’sLower Dens. Hunter, sometimesknown for intimate, ghost-heavy weird-fi, is now writing and playing with agroupthat mightget filed as new wave, or drone pop, or post-punk. With duedeference to her solo work, we’re very glad.

The swarming wave-throb, coupled with Hunter’s lyrics and redolent, charred voice, wrecks.

Twin-Hand Movement is eleven perfect songs long. From opener “Blue & Silver” (anxietymountsat a quick clip until thefinalclimac ...read more

Swarming guitar fuzz, bass waves, Jana Hunter’s voice, and insistent drum throbs are the core componentsofBaltimore’sLower Dens. Hunter, sometimesknown for intimate, ghost-heavy weird-fi, is now writing and playing with agroupthat mightget filed as new wave, or drone pop, or post-punk. With duedeference to her solo work, we’re very glad.

The swarming wave-throb, coupled with Hunter’s lyrics and redolent, charred voice, wrecks.

Twin-Hand Movement is eleven perfect songs long. From opener “Blue & Silver” (anxietymountsat a quick clip until thefinalclimactic release) to “Plastic & Powder” (a churning, narcotic slow-burner) to “HospiceGates”(penultimate album cut,proud weirdo anthem, possible creativezenith), not one is a space-taker. They’re rife withthesurvivalist paranoia you’d expectfrom residents of a post-urban port hole (and this particularsongwriter), craftedmethodicallyand beautifully, and carry youenthusiastically out into the rolling breaks of industrial filth-water.

Lower Dens formed in 2009, when Hunter set about finding a full-time band. They spent the rest of the year sweatinginatticsand basements, and onlystepped out of the shadows to do a quick tour and record. Twin-Hand Movementwasrecorded byChris Freeland (ex-Oxes drummer; proprietor of BeatBabies, Baltimore), mixed by Chris Coady (at his DNA,NYC),and masteredby Sarah Register (of the Lodge, NYC and the band Talk Normal. « hide

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