LOW ANNOUNCE NEW RECORD, LIVE TRACKS
AND EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Sub Pop Records is excited to announce that Duluth, MN, trio Low are releasing their 10th record, The Invisible Way, on March 19, 2013 (the 18th in the UK). The record was produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, engineered by Tom Schick and recorded in Wilco's studio in Chicago, IL, during the fall of 2012. Coincidentally, the release marks Low's 20th anniversary as a band. A trailer for the new album can be seen below.
The Invisible Way finds Low's majestic melancholy in full bloom yet distinguishes itself with its starker, unadorned soundscapes, layered harmonies and drummer/vocalist extraordinaire Mimi Parker singing lead on five of the 11 songs. The album tackles large issues ("the songs are about intimacy, the drug war, the class war, plain old war war, archaeology and love," says guitarist/vocalist Alan Sparhawk) in a manner that plays a stunning counterpoint to the sublime hush of the music.
Low are also now making available a fantastic six-song live set they are calling Low - Plays Nice Places. The recording features five previously released fan favorites, as well as a new song called "Waiting" all of which were recorded at various historic theaters on the bands' April 2012 tour supporting Death Cab for Cutie. Additionally, the live version of "Words" features Benjamin Gibbard on bass and vocals. The tracklisting is below.
A European tour has been confirmed to begin April 24, 2013 in the UK at the Glee Club in Birmingham and finishes May 18 in Biarritz, France at Atabal. The complete tour dates are listed below.
Low - Plays Nice Places Tracklisting
Words (featuring Benjamin Gibbard)
24 - Birmingham, UK - Glee Club
25 - Manchester, UK - Central Methodist Hall
26 - Gateshead, UK - The Sage Gateshead
27 - Glasgow, UK - Classic Grand
29 - Bristol, UK - Trinity
30 - London, UK - Barbican Centre
2 - Copehnhagen, Denmark - Loppen
3 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
4 - Oslo, Norway - Bla
7 - Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
8 - Brussels, Belgium - Cirque Royal - Nuits Botanique
9 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Paradiso De Duif
10 - Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
11 - Bologna, Italy - Teatro Antoniano
13 - Barcelona, Spain - Casino de la Alianca
14 - Valencia, Spain - Teatro La Rambleta
15 - Zaragoza, Spain - Teatro de las Esquina
16 - Madrid, Spain - Joy Eslava
17 - Valladolid, Spain - Lava
18 - Biarritz, France - Atabal
Low Tour Dates