New Low Anthem Video – “Charlie Darwin” (Stereogum Premiere)

The solemn, solitary pathos in Glenn Taunton and Simon Taffe’s animated video for Low Anthem’s “Charlie Darwin” adds another layer of melancholia to the track, offering an affecting visual counterpart to Ben Knox Miller’s fragile falsetto: “Who could heed the words of Charlie Darwin / Fighting for a system built to fail / Spooning water from their broken vessels / As far as I can see there is no land.” (The main character’s sad, unchanging eyes are weirdly depressing.) The song’s from the Rhode Island folk-rock group’s Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, their third album (and Nonesuch debut). If you’re unfamiliar with the group, fans of Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes should take note. Fans of Low, too.


Oh My God, Charlie Darwin is out via Nonesuch. They’re currently playing some shows.

10/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour #
10/24 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah #
10/25 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush #
10/27 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues #
10/28 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater #
10/29 – Austin, TX @ The Parish #
10/30 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon #
11/02 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder #
11/03 – Orlando, FL @ The Social #
11/04 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl #
11/05 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge #
11/06 – Asheville, NC @ University of North Carolina #
11/07 – Norfolk, VA  @ Attucks Theater #
11/09 – Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle #
11/10 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern #
11/11 – Washington, D.C. @ The Black Cat #
11/12 – Boston, MA  @ Paradise Rock Club #
12/01 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club %
12/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of The Living Arts %
12/03 – Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre %
12/04 – Burlington, VT @ University Of Vermont %

# w/ Blind Pilot
% w/ Josh Ritter

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