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The Soup Nazi 06.13.2017 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by hipster_bebop_junkie
Explore Minnesota. Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker reflect about Duluth:
https://youtu.be/xM5XAy86BAI


Brilliant — a friend of mine who lives in Rochester, MN will get a kick outta this. Thanks for the link. :)

The Soup Nazi 07.15.2017 08:25 PM

Low - 2015-10-08 - Glasgow - Art School

_tunic_ 07.18.2017 11:21 AM

Low will be heading over to Europe again in October, at least in London and in Amsterdam. And they will play in churches with new compositions on the ORGAN !!!

There's the London show at Union Chapel, and an Amsterdam show at Westerkerk

Quote from Union Chapel site:
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For the second night of Organ Reframed we are proud to present a new organ work, written and performed by Low.
In their 25 year career to date, Low have garnered an array of praise from critics and artists alike. Their exploration of minimalist soundscapes and harmonies have inspired covers from the likes of Robert Plant and Mavis Staples, and their most recent album ‘Ones and Sixes’ was heralded as “one of the most impressive albums of their career” by MOJO.
As their first commissioned work for organ this is a new departure and further step forward for the band.
“As a band, we are currently writing and recording, experimenting with new voices and extremes. We are very excited about the chance to compose something new - something that will challenge us and allow us to further explore Union Chapel which we have loved for so long.” Alan Sparhawk
World premiere / Commissioned by Organ Reframed



and I'll see Black Eyed Snakes on Thursday (if work hasn't shit the fan even more by then)

hipster_bebop_junkie 08.06.2017 09:08 PM

Some of Low's records from the Kranky years are now available from the band's official Bandcamp:
https://lowtheband.bandcamp.com/

hipster_bebop_junkie 08.09.2017 01:35 AM

Sub Pop podcast interviews Alan Sparhawk:
http://subpop.fm/

_tunic_ 09.13.2017 03:45 PM

Gaelynn Lea has a GoFundMe page for her new album, it's a pity though that there's no option for just the new album on CD and the 7", because I already have all the other albums

hipster_bebop_junkie 09.19.2017 01:05 AM

Candid little interview to Mimi Parker by The Trap Set with Joe Wong (a weekly podcast that explores the lifes and minds of drummers). Mimi is faced with questions sent out by the podcast listeners about her influences as a drummer (country music at her parents' house might be the root of her playing), how The Garrington transitioned from the Black-Eyed Snakes to Low... The concept of personal responsibility, her favorite stand-up comedians, and how she beat up Thyroid Cancer are also some of the topics discussed.
http://www.thetrapset.net/bns-mimi-p...our-questions/


Also, apparently a new Low song called "Jiggin" has made it into Spotify and word's out it is a bit of a departure from the Low aesthetic we are used to?

The Soup Nazi 10.17.2017 04:13 PM

 


Low - 2017-10-13 - Roundhouse, London, UK
Uploader says: "Opening for Slowdive". Really? Come on!

Low - 2017-10-14 - Union Chapel, London, UK
Uploader: "Part of Organ Reframed. The lineup is Alan and Mimi on vocals and Steve on organ. There is no guitar, bass, or drums".

_tunic_ 10.18.2017 11:46 AM

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Low - 2017-10-14 - Union Chapel, London, UK
Uploader: "Part of Organ Reframed. The lineup is Alan and Mimi on vocals and Steve on organ. There is no guitar, bass, or drums".

I will repeat my comment that I posted on Dime:
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WWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ !!!!!!!!!

and then I went to see them do the exact same thing at the Westerkerk in Amsterdam two days later (which was two days ago). I assume they played the exact same set. Steve was invisible as he was playing the big church organ. Mim and Al were only singing, Al did fiddle with some effects here and there. But no drums and guitars on any of the songs.
It was beautifully done, Steve did such a great job!

_tunic_ 10.21.2017 04:39 AM

any vinyl freaks out there?
http://thelimitedpress.com/low-the-g...cs-ltd-to-300/

very tempting indeed :)

hipster_bebop_junkie 11.29.2017 07:13 PM

 

The Soup Nazi 11.30.2017 02:22 PM

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Looks fantastic. I'll bandcamp-it once it's available. :)

The Soup Nazi 12.11.2017 05:31 PM

The fourth edition of Drone Not Drones (with LEE!) is now available at Bandcamp:

https://drone-not-drones.bandcamp.co...nneapolis-2017

I wonder what happened with the second edition (2015). Some drone dog ate the tapes?

Severian 12.11.2017 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by The Soup Nazi
The fourth edition of Drone Not Drones (with LEE!) is now available at Bandcamp:

https://drone-not-drones.bandcamp.co...nneapolis-2017

I wonder what happened with the second edition (2015). Some drone dog ate the tapes?


Sweet!

Severian 12.11.2017 05:46 PM

So, it’s almost 2018. Feels like there should be a new proper Low LP on the way soon. I haven’t read through all the recent posts in this thread, but can someone give me a quick yay or nay?

hipster_bebop_junkie 12.13.2017 12:31 AM

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Originally Posted by The Soup Nazi
The fourth edition of Drone Not Drones (with LEE!) is now available at Bandcamp:

https://drone-not-drones.bandcamp.co...nneapolis-2017

I wonder what happened with the second edition (2015). Some drone dog ate the tapes?


Yaay! So happy about this. I will purchase on release day (All proceeds from Bandcamp sales go to Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières).
There is also a little teaser video on Drone Not Drones' official Vimeo, with a sonic excerpt of Alan Sparhawk's performance, and wonderful black and white animations (care to figure out which one is Lee?):
https://vimeo.com/246936656

I think I read on twitter a while ago that no other recordings of past editions of Drone Not Drones were ever released on Bandcamp due to the source material being faulty.

LOW have indeed mentioned vaguely on twitter that a new record is planned for next year. A new Black Eyed Snakes record, too.

Severian 12.13.2017 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by hipster_bebop_junkie
LOW have indeed mentioned vaguely on twitter that a new record is planned for next year. A new Black Eyed Snakes record, too.


Awesome and awesome! Thanks.

The Soup Nazi 12.13.2017 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by hipster_bebop_junkie
LOW have indeed mentioned vaguely on twitter that a new record is planned for next year. A new Black Eyed Snakes record, too.


I was under the impression that the "priority" was the organ-and-vocals-only performance(s)... Low only knows! :)

 

hipster_bebop_junkie 12.14.2017 01:03 AM

Also keep in mind that Gaelynn Lea's next album (which can be pre-ordered through a Go Fund Me campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/gaelynnlea), should include a collaboration with Alan Sparhawk on at least two tracks...

Here's a podcast with background information about "Drone Not Drones" straight from the horse's mouth:
https://soundcloud.com/minneculture/drone-not-drones

hipster_bebop_junkie 01.03.2018 01:53 AM

Latest release by Zak Sally's The Hand:
https://the-hand.bandcamp.com/album/the-hand-vol-4


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