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New Low Video – “Belarus”

Low’s first clip from Drums And Guns had Alan doing his best Kobayashi, with chocolate cake in place of hot dogs. But in “Belarus,” Sparhawk and Mimi sing, “To my mouth, frozen shut,” so you knew there wasn’t gonna be any competitive eating in this one. Instead, the vid runs with the icy imagery of… More »

By: Stereogum / May 4, 2007 - 11:22 am

Get Low

Alan Sparhawk, Mimi Rogers, and Matt Livingston played a career-spanning set at D.C.’s 9:30 club Tuesday night, captured for your enjoyment at NPR. Stream it there, download it here:

Low @ 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C. (MP3)

The Minnesotan masters open with The Great Destroyer’s “Cue The Strings” before slipping into cuts from thi… More »

By: Stereogum / April 12, 2007 - 8:51 am

New Low Video – “Breaker”

Watch as Alan Sparhawk inhales a chocolate cake! We’d be glad to draw out some tenuous line of connection to the track’s existential lyrics, but we’ve got nothing. Instead, we’ll take the clip’s moral at face value; next time you speed-eat a confection on film, have a spare glass of milk handy. Or, just hire… More »

By: Stereogum / March 22, 2007 - 9:35 am

New Low – “Breaker”

Sup Pop has been good enough to share the third track from Low’s Drums And Guns, featuring doubled Sparhawk vox and Mimi harmonies set to a porous mix of sustained organ, backwards guitars, and some flat EQ’d drum slaps. On first listen, the record lived up to Alan’s warning that Drums And Guns is “all… More »

By: Stereogum / February 21, 2007 - 10:20 am

Premature Evaluation: Low – Drums And Guns

“All the soldiers, they’re all gonna die.” The opening line of Low’s fantastic new record tells you what’s on Alan Sparhawk’s mind, and the going gets grim from there. He told Pitchfork:Near as I can tell, it’s all about killing. I was kind of realizing the other day that a lot of the songs deal… More »

By: Stereogum / January 19, 2007 - 8:12 pm

Alan Sparhawk Defends Stone Temple Pilots

STP underrated? That’s what we’ve said all along. Now we have someone a helluva lot cooler than us to back it up! The Onion’s A.V. Club spoke with Low guitarist Alan Sparhawk about other bands’ songs. His thoughts on “Big Bang Baby”:AS: Great song. I think there are three or four songs on that record… More »

By: Stereogum / December 1, 2006 - 5:28 pm
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