New Low Album in 2013
2012-12-23 by Adrian Hertzberg CONTRIBUTOR | 47 Comments
Indie-rock giants Low have announced that they will celebrate their 20 years as a band with the release of a new LP in 2013. The new album, titled 'The Invisible Way' is being produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy in their Chicago studio, known as The Loft. In a recent press release, frontman Alan Sparhawk says that the new songs are "about intimacy, the drug war, the class war, plain old war war, archaeology and love." The album will be released in the UK on March 18th by Sub-Pop records (March 19th in the U.S.).

For those that will have a hard time waiting that long, Low have released a free, six song live EP, entitled 'Plays Nice Places'. It features a brand new song and a guest appearance by Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard.

A trailer for the upcoming LP can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2swv0SQI_C4. The EP can be downloaded for free at http://pitchfork.com/news/48735-low-announce-new-album-the-invisible-way-produced-by-wilcos-jeff-tweedy/.
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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
December 23rd 2012
23844 Comments


one of the best active indie rock bands, super pumped for the new LP

GiaNXGX
December 23rd 2012
4867 Comments


Exited

ShadowRemains
December 23rd 2012
20846 Comments


sick

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
December 23rd 2012
23844 Comments


.

RiffOClock
December 23rd 2012
1049 Comments


The new album, titled 'The Invisible Way' is being produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy


It features a brand new song and a guest appearance by Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard.


ugh

GiaNXGX
December 23rd 2012
4867 Comments


C'mon [2]

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
December 23rd 2012
23844 Comments


haha I was waiting for someone to mention the affiliations. I'm not crazy about them either, though I have no idea what Tweedy is like as a producer.

ApplicationToHeaven
December 23rd 2012
1561 Comments


haven't really got round to listening to their more recent stuff but i could live in hope and things we lost in the fire are two of my favourite albums

Tyrael
December 23rd 2012
20883 Comments


sweet

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MiniatureHorse
December 23rd 2012
908 Comments


Fuck yes.

Cygnatti
December 23rd 2012
21352 Comments


cool

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paxman
December 23rd 2012
4084 Comments


Was hoping this was heavyheavylowlow

North0House2
December 23rd 2012
5857 Comments


Ew, Ben Gibbard... Oh well, should be cool anyway.

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MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
December 23rd 2012
4507 Comments


crooked teeth rules

auberginedreams
December 23rd 2012
6034 Comments


cool. i'm actually excited for the ben gibbard guest spot.

demigod!
December 23rd 2012
44557 Comments


I really oughta get myself some Low.

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RiffOClock
December 23rd 2012
1049 Comments


no

Jash
December 23rd 2012
4244 Comments


And let Aids jizz fest begin

AStableReference
December 23rd 2012
1906 Comments


Looking forward to it.

ApplicationToHeaven
December 23rd 2012
1561 Comments


the album or the jizz fest?

AStableReference
December 23rd 2012
1906 Comments


The former.

paxman
December 23rd 2012
4084 Comments


The latter

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
December 23rd 2012
23844 Comments


lol

a lot of guys are mentioning Gibbard like "oh damn that sucks but I'll still like the album"

did you actually read the article? they just released a free live EP (which you should all get instead of just saying "sweet") and Ben Gibbard is on ONE of those songs. The album will be nothin but Low (with Jeff Tweedy at the knobs in more ways than one amirite?!?!?!!?).

"haven't really got round to listening to their more recent stuff but i could live in hope and things we lost in the fire are two of my favourite albums"

definitely check out 2011's "C'Mon" (cmon dude). It was my first Low album and it's what got me into them. I'd now call them one of my favourite bands, and while I Could Live in Hope and Things We Lost in the Fire are "better", I have a huge soft spot for that album. It has some of their best songs, and it's a real grower.

the trailer for the new album sounds pretty fucking good, I'm pumped for March 2013. new Low and Laura Stevenson albums hell yeahhhhh!!

auberginedreams
December 23rd 2012
6034 Comments


damn we've got a fanboy on our hands.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
December 24th 2012
23844 Comments


I'm not so sure about that, I still haven't heard a few of their albums. I'm just trying to have a discussion but I don't think sputnik is about that really anymore.

Graveyard
December 24th 2012
5740 Comments


c'mon was kinda disappointing, hoping this will be reminiscent of their older material

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Graveyard
December 24th 2012
5740 Comments


yea he is talented at making shitty music agreed


East Hastings
December 24th 2012
4391 Comments


andcas you say the same shit about people like justin bieber so shut the fuck up

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
December 24th 2012
23844 Comments


"c'mon was kinda disappointing, hoping this will be reminiscent of their older material "

C'Mon grew on me quite a bit. It's one of my favourites now. Have you watched the trailer? You get like a 20 second clip from the album and it sounds pretty damn awesome.

RiffOClock
December 24th 2012
1049 Comments


cmon was okay. band is past their prime tho so i wouldnt get my hopes up

DeafMetal
December 24th 2012
8588 Comments


hella pumped for trax about archaeology

DoubtGin
December 24th 2012
6752 Comments


looks like it leaked

RiffOClock
December 24th 2012
1049 Comments


better rate it dude

DoubtGin
December 24th 2012
6752 Comments


no

RiffOClock
December 24th 2012
1049 Comments


but


ratings? ??????

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
December 24th 2012
23844 Comments


it leaked already? that's pretty early. damn.

riff, I admittedly have a soft spot for C'Mon because it was my first Low album, but it's stayed one of my favourites of theirs over time. I don't know, I think the new album could be a continuation in the same direction and potentially really really good.

DoubtGin
December 24th 2012
6752 Comments


pretty disappointing, but ok

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
December 25th 2012
23844 Comments


haha, good counter-argument. what's your favourite Low album?

RiffOClock
December 25th 2012
1049 Comments


its no

1) Incubus 4972 plays
2) Minus the Bear 2080 plays
3) Radiohead 1285 plays
4) La Dispute 1169 plays
5) Deftones 842 plays
6) Modest Mouse 810 plays
7) Korn 794 plays
8) Slipknot 787 plays
9) Chevelle 728 plays
10) Nine Inch Nails 688 plays

DoubtGin
December 25th 2012
6752 Comments


agreed

DoubtGin
December 25th 2012
6752 Comments


also I Could Live in Hope is their best, imo

ApplicationToHeaven
December 25th 2012
1561 Comments


definitely

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
December 25th 2012
23844 Comments


(very tentative ranking, as I just finished their discog last night):

I Could Live in Hope
Things We Lost in the Fire
Trust
The Great Destroyer = C'Mon (can't separate here)
The Curtain Hits the Cast (but "...Waltz?" is maybe my favourite song of theirs)
Long Division
Secret Name
Drums and Guns (the only one I didn't enjoy that much)

Pillow123
December 25th 2012
58 Comments


lol aids trust sucks

1st off best band ever, usually

2nd its

things we lost in the fire
curtain hits the cast
i could live in hope
drums and guns (best low song on here)
secret name
c'mon
long division
the great destroyer
trust



Aids
Contributing Reviewer
December 25th 2012
23844 Comments


sweet

I like Trust a lot, thanks for playing though

on a serious note though, why is Drums and Guns so highly rated? I guess I'll give it some more spins, but my first impressions were not positive at all. not bad, just not the quality I'm used to from them.

and The Great Destroyer isn't that amazing but "Death of a Salesmen" is such a good fucking song so it gets bumped up like 2 spots.

AStableReference
December 26th 2012
1906 Comments


Anyone heard the clip they posted of "Plastic Cup"?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2012/12/26/167814917/2013-winter-music-preview

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
December 26th 2012
23844 Comments


I like it a lot. The album leaked already and I have it downloaded, but I'm not going to listen to it for a while. Or, I'm going to try not to.



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