|New Low Album in 2013|
2012-12-23 by Adrian Hertzberg CONTRIBUTOR | 54 Replies | 2642 Views
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/.
one of the best active indie rock bands, super pumped for the new LP
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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.
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.
seems like he'd be good: http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSYipLrA7xH3ahKIlIVQWP9dCAdbu554JiV9Z6niNsFt-kbwv4S
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
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Was hoping this was heavyheavylowlow
Ew, Ben Gibbard... Oh well, should be cool anyway.
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so when did ben gibbard become a walking punch line?
crooked teeth rules
cool. i'm actually excited for the ben gibbard guest spot.
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I really oughta get myself some Low.
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And let Aids jizz fest begin
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Looking forward to it.
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the album or the jizz fest?
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!!
damn we've got a fanboy on our hands.
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.
c'mon was kinda disappointing, hoping this will be reminiscent of their older material
the fact users are bitching about ben gibbard is sad in itself.
the guy is incredibly talented and so is death cab for cutie.
yea he is talented at making shitty music agreed
you are so dumb, you are really dumb, for real.
andcas you say the same shit about people like justin bieber so shut the fuck up
what a fantastic and logical comparison. how do you do it?!?!
he just does. no lie.
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"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.
cmon was okay. band is past their prime tho so i wouldnt get my hopes up
hella pumped for trax about archaeology
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looks like it leaked
better rate it dude
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.
pretty disappointing, but ok
haha, good counter-argument. what's your favourite Low album?
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also I Could Live in Hope is their best, imo
(very tentative ranking, as I just finished their discog last night):
I Could Live in Hope
Things We Lost in the Fire
The Great Destroyer = C'Mon (can't separate here)
The Curtain Hits the Cast (but "...Waltz?" is maybe my favourite song of theirs)
Drums and Guns (the only one I didn't enjoy that much)
lol aids trust sucks
1st off best band ever, usually
things we lost in the fire
curtain hits the cast
i could live in hope
drums and guns (best low song on here)
the great destroyer
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.
Anyone heard the clip they posted of "Plastic Cup"?
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.