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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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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
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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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The Top 20 Steve Albini-Recorded Albums

Infamously cantankerous studio rat/national treasure Steve Albini doesn’t like to be called a record producer. He prefers the term “recording engineer.” That’s a dry, clinical…
Tom Breihan | January 26, 2012 - 3:33 pm
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Low – “Especially Me” Video

Low's Mimi Parker made the trip from Duluth to NYC, riding trains and walking out of subway stops for this C'mon clip. Because you can't…
Amrit Singh | August 18, 2011 - 9:44 am
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Low Cover Toto

Low's Mimi Parker-sung cover of Toto's 1982 hit "Africa" for A.V. Undercover is more successful than what Titus Andronicus -- NJ bless 'em -- did…
brandon | May 10, 2011 - 5:19 pm
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Low – “Try To Sleep” Video (Feat. John Stamos)

This video for "Try To Sleep" indeed stars John Stamos, a full-on Low fan, but what's more surprising is how effective he is in the…
brandon | April 13, 2011 - 4:23 pm
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Low – “Especially Me”

As Cole mentioned when he spoke to Low about their ninth full-length C'mon, the collection "represents a kind of return to form for ... revisiting…
brandon | March 25, 2011 - 2:48 pm
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Progress Report: Low

NAME: LOW PROGRESS REPORT: Duluth’s mightiest and most quiet rock band prep new album C'mon for release 4/12 via Sub Pop. The…
T. Cole Rachel | February 2, 2011 - 11:32 am
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Robert Plant Covers Low

Robert Plant revived Band Of Joy, the name of his pre-Zeppelin cover band. He'll release an album, also titled Band Of Joy, on Sept. 14.
jessica | September 7, 2010 - 2:29 pm

New Retribution Gospel Choir – “Hide It Away”

Last year we debuted "Somebody's Someone" from Retribution Gospel Choir's self-titled debut, a dark, heavy collection released on Mark Kozelek's Caldo Verde. Lest you forget:…
brandon | December 17, 2009 - 10:24 am
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Pygmalion 2009 In Photos

Some 90 acts descended upon Champaign-Urbana, IL this past weekend, performing across 14 venues and four days for the fifth annual Pygmalion Music Festival. We…
Amrit Singh | September 22, 2009 - 3:37 pm
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New Low Video – “Santa’s Coming Over”

It's clearly the season for a lot of Christmas (and other holiday) songs, so brace yourself. Low's "Santa's Coming Over" gets us started on a…
brandon | December 1, 2008 - 9:16 am
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All Tomorrow’s Parties NY: Polvo, Les Savy Fav, Lightning Bolt Rock The Catskills

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy After a night of front-to-back ATP-approved "classics," it was nice to tackle a day of unpredictable sets. We missed…
brandon | September 21, 2008 - 1:21 pm
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Damien Jurado – “Murderer” (Low Cover)

After hearing “Gillian Was A Horse” from Damien Jurado’s forthcoming Caught In The Trees, we contacted the Seattle singer-songwriter and asked if he’d want to…
brandon | July 1, 2008 - 10:04 am
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Adem Covers Low

When we showed you Fridge bassist Adem Ilhan strumming-out dEUS's "Hotellounge (Be the Death of Me)," we made sure to mention the UK-based multi-instrumental crooner…
brandon | May 13, 2008 - 2:20 pm
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My Bloody Valentine Finally Coming Back To The States, Curating Quite A Party

16 years! It's been a long time to wait. For some of you it's probably been a lifetime. All that ends this fall, though, confirmed…
Amrit Singh | April 22, 2008 - 11:41 pm
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SP20: Sub Pop’s 20th Anniversary Benefit Festival Partial Lineup Announced

We mentioned Sub Pop's 20th Anniversary a ways back -- well, it's officially time to party (especially if you live in the Pacific Northwest). The…
brandon | April 15, 2008 - 3:36 pm
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Retribution Gospel Choir – “Somebody’s Someone”

Retribution Gospel Choir is the dark, heavy Minnesota trio of Low guitarist/vocalist Alan Sparhawk and new Low bassist Steve Garrington (who recently replaced Matt Livingsto…
brandon | March 11, 2008 - 11:19 am

Cornelius, Low, Frodo Do Yo Gabba Gabba

In the time since we last mentioned the favorite kids show for indie yuppie parents looking for ways to spend time with their little children,…
Stereogum | November 28, 2007 - 4:42 pm
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