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A Low Profile: Alan Sparhawk & Mimi Parker On Their New Album Ones And Sixes

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…
T. Cole Rachel | June 23, 2015 - 10:05 am

Best Covers

Edgy And Dull: 20 Covers Of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire,” Rated

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…
Ryan Leas | August 6, 2014 - 11:10 am

Counting Down

Low Albums From Worst To Best

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…
John Everhart | June 7, 2013 - 4:30 pm

More Low stories

Premiere

David Bazan – “Long Way Around The Sea” (Low Cover)

Most indie-rock types have an awkward relationship with Christmas music, a genre steeped in sentimentality and tradition that are theoretically opposed to the underground's progressive…
Chris DeVille | September 26, 2016 - 12:02 pm

Mark Kozelek – “Amanda” (Waylon Jennings Cover) (Feat. Will Oldham & Low’s Mimi Parker)

Mark Kozelek is putting out the all-piano, all-covers album Mark Kozelek Sings Favorites in a couple of months. He's already shared a cover of David
Peter Helman | March 28, 2016 - 7:29 pm

Low – “Into You” Video

Minnesota slowcore legends Low released their Ones And Sixes album last year, and now they've made a video for the hushed, devotional "Into You," one…
Tom Breihan | February 1, 2016 - 12:22 pm

Nothing – “In Metal” (Low Cover)

Not long ago, Nothing, the Philly shoegaze band made up of dudes with serious hardcore and metal pedigrees, covered New Order's "Leave Me Alone." It…
Tom Breihan | January 26, 2016 - 2:56 pm

Jesu/Sun Kil Moon – “Exodus” (Feat. Low & Rachel Goswell)

In July, Nick Cave lost his 15-year-old son Arthur when Arthur fell off a cliff in Brighton. Not long after, as a tribute to Cave…
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2015 - 10:00 am

Low – “Lies” Video

Low released their latest album, Ones And Sixes, last month, and today they've shared a video for one of its singles, "Lies." Director Manuel Aragon,…
James Rettig | October 8, 2015 - 9:50 am

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 | September 3, 2015 - 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 us…
Misha Sesar | August 18, 2015 - 3:07 pm

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

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 Sun…
Scott Lapatine | November 14, 2014 - 8:32 pm

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 songs…
Tom Breihan | July 22, 2014 - 10:59 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Alan…
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

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

Interview

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

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

Deconstructing

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 brothers…
Chris DeVille | January 3, 2013 - 12:52 pm

Low – “Plastic Cup”

Last month we got the scoop that Low had completed work on their 10th album, The Invisible Way, which had been produced by Wilco's Jeff…
Michael Nelson | December 26, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Low The Invisible Way (Prod. By Jeff Tweedy) Details & Play Nice Places EP Download

Minnesota's Low have produced a pretty indispensable body of work over the past two decades -- they're probably the face of the "slowcore" movement, although…
Michael Nelson | November 28, 2012 - 10:34 am

Watch Joanna Newsom, Low, The Fall Play ATP Minehead

Over the weekend, the Jeff Mangum-curated ATP festival went down in Butlins, Minehead, UK, and as a result there's some footage out there from the…
Corban Goble | March 12, 2012 - 12:37 pm

Download Retribution Gospel Choir The Revolution EP

When he isn't busy with his main band Low, Alan Sparhawk also leads a slightly more rocked-up side project called Retribution Gospel Choir. Today, the…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2012 - 3:15 pm
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