Mar 15 2007

Sub Pop Week: Low – Drums and Guns (Part 1)

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Has anyone yet heard the new Low album, Drums and Guns, coming out next Tuesday? If you did grab onto an advanced copy, what are your thoughts? I’m actually listening to it for the first time as we speak. I’m currently on Dragonfly, working my way down. So far (from the 30% of the album I’ve gotten through) I’m digging what I’m hearing. Breaker is a great song. Tomorrow, expect a Low: Part Deux Post, after I’ve had a chance to listen to to the album in its entirety. I’ll post more thoroughly on Low, and will also try to get up a post on another artist.

From Sub Pop as of tonight:

Drums and Guns is the band’s eighth full-length album and second for Sub Pop. It’s also, after 2005’s The Great Destroyer, the second album they’ve recorded with producer Dave Fridmann. Drums and Guns features a number of songs that ardent Low fans will recognize from the band’s recent live shows. These songs appear here in substantially altered forms, as though they’ve been taken apart and reassembled in striking new ways. There’s no contrivance here, however. While these songs feature new elements (looped vocals, drum machines, etc.) and are thoroughly, radiantly contemporary, they remain undeniably Low’s. Drums and Guns possesses the unique, subtle beauty and power we’ve come to expect from Low, and the record is also a breathtaking step forward.”

If you pre-order the new Low album by March 20th, Sub Pop will include a 7” vinyl single of Hatchet (Optimimi Version) b/w Breaker (Dub Plate). These are different, completely re-worked versions of the songs found on the album. Get more info and order HERE.

Drums and Guns (march 20, 2007):

Low- Breaker

2 responses so far

2 Responses to “Sub Pop Week: Low – Drums and Guns (Part 1)”

  1. Susan Mon 16 Mar 2007 at 9:31 am

    I love it. Definitely a bit of a departure for them. I can’t wait to see if this new sound will change how they do things live.

  2. Davidon 18 Mar 2007 at 10:31 pm

    Yeah, I’ve never had a chance to see them live, but I heard they are great. Also, thanks for your help with the Shivers interview, it was great!

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