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For those of us who are old enough to have been of record-buying age back in the ’90s, the early years of that decade remain both deeply nostalgic and weirdly complicated. As the notion of “alternative” music continued to sledgehammer its way into the mainstream, left in its wake were increasingly visible bands that, just… More »

A few weeks back, we premiered Low’s cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire,” and it was great (more on that below). It’s their contribution to a forthcoming Springsteen tribute titled Dead Man’s Town, a compilation marking the thirtieth anniversary of Born In The U.S.A. (and taking its name from that album’s title track). Betwee… More »

Odd to think that at one point, much to their chagrin, Low were considered the progenitors of the “slowcore” movement. Emerging from Duluth, MN in the early ’90s, contemporaneous with the halcyon days of grunge, the band were a more than welcome respite from that genre’s bombastic, angst-fueled fervor. They crafted languid ballads that were… More »

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Stream Low Ones And Sixes

Low, the legendary trio from Minnesota, have been making swoony, reverb-heavy music for a very long time, and they're still finding ways to make it…
Tom Breihan | 8:47 am

Low – “Lies”

Low have been making warm, harmonic music since the early '90s. Their songs are often inspired by their personal lives, as the band told u…
Misha Sesar | August 18, 2015 - 3:07 pm
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Low – “What Part Of Me”

Minnesota legends Low have been making slow, patient, harmonically rich indie rock for many, many years. Their new album Ones And Sixes is set to…
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2015 - 10:46 am
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Watch Mark Kozelek Enlist Low’s Alan Sparhawk On “The War On Drugs: Suck My Cock”

This week almost went by with no news about Mark Kozelek. Almost! Last week at this time, Koz was making friends with El-P when Su…
Scott Lapatine | November 14, 2014 - 8:32 pm
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Low – “I’m On Fire” (Bruce Springsteen Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Bruce Springsteen's 1984 blockbuster Born In The U.S.A. is the Boss's biggest, synthiest, least rootsy LP, but it's arguably just as packed with amazing song…
Tom Breihan | July 22, 2014 - 10:59 am
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Watch Hebronix & Low Play New Song “Ceilings”

For my money, Unreal, ex-Yuck frontman Daniel Blumberg's debut as Hebronix, is one of the year's most underrated LPs. (Considering how spectacularly Yuck's Glow &
Chris DeVille | October 30, 2013 - 3:47 pm
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Low – “Stay” (Rihanna Cover)

You might remember earlier this summer Low covered Rihanna's "Stay" at Pitchfork Festival. Now you can hear a studio version of the song. Listen below…
Miles Bowe | September 12, 2013 - 11:34 am
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Watch Low Cover Rihanna At Pitchfork Festival

If you've ever been to Pitchfork Festival you'll know that the Blue Stage is usually the best for seeing more intimate performances. It's tucked away…
Miles Bowe | July 21, 2013 - 2:17 pm
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Low’s Alan Sparhawk Defends Droning, One-Song Festival Set

At Rock The Garden 2013 this week Low (who we recently did a Counting Down on) gave a performance that, according to Minneapolis' Star Tribune,…
Miles Bowe | June 18, 2013 - 2:59 pm
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Low – “Plastic Cup” Video

Last week we talked in detail about Low's incredible catalog, and today, they've dropped a new video from their recent album, the Jeff Tweedy-produced The
Michael Nelson | June 13, 2013 - 11:43 am
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Low – “Just Make It Stop” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The veteran Minnesota band Low released their new Jeff Tweedy-produced album The Invisible Way last month, and now they've delivered its first video, for the…
Tom Breihan | April 16, 2013 - 11:28 am
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Low @ Fingerprints Records, Long Beach 4/1/13

Low stopped by Fingerprints Records in Long Beach for an in-store performance in support of their latest Sub Pop records release, The Invisible Way. Ala…
Andrew Youssef | April 2, 2013 - 10:30 am

Stream Low The Invisible Way

The big news about The Invisible Way, the new album from Minnesota indie lifers Low, is that Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy produced it. But the…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2013 - 12:13 pm
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Low – “So Blue”

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy produced The Invisible Way, the new album from the Minnesota slowcore heroes Low, and we've already posted the early songs "Plastic
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2013 - 3:08 pm
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Q&A: Low’s Alan Sparhawk On The Invisible Way, The Band’s 20th Anniversary, And The General Weirdness Of Getting Older

I should say upfront that I am something of an avowed Low super fan. I've seen the band play countless times over the past two…
T. Cole Rachel | February 7, 2013 - 4:21 pm
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Low – “Just Make It Stop”

Longtime slowcore warriors Low roped Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy into producing their new album The Invisible Way, which drops in a couple of months. We've…
Tom Breihan | January 9, 2013 - 9:36 am
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Deconstructing: Yo La Tengo, Low, And The Creative Potential Of Domestic Bliss

"We're like business associates," Leslie Mann's Debbie frowns to Paul Rudd's Pete in This Is 40, Judd Apatow's sorta-sequel to Knocked Up. "We're like brother…
Chris DeVille | January 3, 2013 - 12:52 pm
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