Lower – “Bastard Tactics” (Stereogum Premiere)
Fearsome Copenhagen experimental punks Lower are gearing up for their Matador debut, Seek Warmer Climes, and today they unveil a live performance of one of its tracks. The song is called “Bastard Tactics,” which should probably be enough to grab your attention right there, but Lower has also issued this statement about it:
The song is concerned with the pursuit of company in night life, and the realization that the way we have come to praise this is not always in vogue with what it really does to people. Losing your true self and awkwardly resorting to bastard tactics to bring in game, is a universal feeling. Human music, Copenhagen 2014.
Feel that universal feeling below.
Seek Warmer Climes is out 6/17 on Matador worldwide (exceptions: it’s on Escho in Denmark and Big Love in Japan). Pre-order the digital version at iTunes or physical copies through Matador, Escho, or Big Love. Lower has tour dates in North America and Europe starting this Saturday:
5/17 Los Angeles, CA @ The Church On York (with Iceage, Puce Mary, Sexdrome)
5/18 Phoenix, AZ @ Wall Street
5/19 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
5/20 Reno, NV @ Holland Project
5/21 San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
5/22 Oakland, CA @ 1234 Go!
5/23 Bakersfield, CA @ Munoz Boxing Gym
5/24 Los Angeles, CA @ E 7th Street
5/27 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
5/28 New York, NY @ Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes)
5/29 Philadelphia, CA @ Golden Tea House
5/30 Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron
6/10 Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
6/15 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla (with Fucked Up)
6/16 Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny (with Fucked Up)
6/17 Leeds, UK @ Belgrave (with Fucked Up)
6/18 London, UK @ Koko (with Fucked Up)