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hipster_bebop_junkie 03.21.2016 01:20 AM

Not lame at all. "Over The Ocean" has a great video. Phillip Harder has done a monumental job, generally speaking (I still long to see "Low Movie (How to Quit Smoking").

hipster_bebop_junkie 03.21.2016 01:56 AM

Another interview with Mimi Parker heavy on the subject of musical background and family:

Bytor Peltor 03.21.2016 05:40 PM


Originally Posted by hipster_bebop_junkie
Another interview with Mimi Parker heavy on the subject of musical background and family:

I really enjoyed this......was the NPR interview with Mimi posted in this thread? If so, I missed it - thanks for sharing!

Also, I've enjoyed listening to your recording of the Mexico show. All the banter during the sound issues is something to hear, so glad you captured it!

Thanks for sharing the additional pictures from your Brother. If you don't mind, please take a moment and tell me about the Jenny Hval set. She is one of those Scared Bones artist I'm slowly getting into.

I didn't realize you were a Acid Mothers fan, what it your first time seeing them?

So jealous you got to see Slowdive......

hipster_bebop_junkie 03.22.2016 03:08 AM

I'm glad you enjoyed the LOW recording! :)

I am fascinated by norwegian artists like Guro Skumsnes Moe, Håvard Skaset, Stine Janvin Motland, Lasse Marhaug... all of whom are interdisciplinary artists. I see Jenny Hval as an integral part of that scene (if you'd wanna call it that). I don't really follow Sacred Bones (Besides "Apocalypse, Girl", I only have their reissues of David Lynch's work and a few records by Zola Jesus). She is considered a radical artist in Norway, even if her musical language can be pretty much considered to be pop music. Conceptually, the latest record is about the apocalypse as a personal, intimate tragedy. I was shaken by her performance, at one point she dared people to cry, and themes of death, tears, blood, alienation... were omnipresent throughtout the show. It all ended on a miserable note when she put on Lana Del Rey's "Summertime Sadness"...

Later, Håvard Volden & Jenny Hval signed my copy of "Apocalypse, Girl", and that vanished all thoughts about death which had been lingering on my mind after watching their performance.

It was my first time seeing Acid Mothers Temple. I had seen Kawabata Makoto perform twice last year. One of those shows was pretty fucking wild, and the other was very beautiful. Their concert was like a total barrier of sound, with very few moments of melodic passages. Psychedelic imagery all around.

It was truly wonderful to see Slowdive. They've always been one of my favorite bands, so it was another dream come true (as with Low), all in the same weekend. Lovely show, even if not the best technically speaking.

Anyway, I hope to share some of the recordings at some point. Meanwhile, here's video of LOW performing "Pissing" (Alan doing the Hendrix move at the end of the song, people went nuts):


The Soup Nazi 03.22.2016 03:52 PM


Originally Posted by hipster_bebop_junkie
Not lame at all. "Over The Ocean" has a great video.

Plus, I watched it when it came out, back in '96. That's gotta redeem me a little bit. :D

hipster_bebop_junkie 03.30.2016 01:07 AM

Under The Radar interviews Alan Sparhawk ahead of LOW's trip to New Zealand:

The Soup Nazi 03.30.2016 02:40 PM


Originally Posted by hipster_bebop_junkie
Under The Radar interviews Alan Sparhawk ahead of LOW's trip to New Zealand:

The interviewer didn't know Prince is from MN? What in ALL THAT IS F! Dude, it's New Zealand, not a rock you live under...

hipster_bebop_junkie 03.31.2016 12:53 AM

Apparently, a video recording of LOW performing "Murderer" at Festival Nrmal will show up tomorrow on Youboob, courtesy of RaRaRa Films & (Alan mentioned before the song, that it was inspired by something that actually happened in Mexico).

hipster_bebop_junkie 03.31.2016 10:08 AM

Video of LOW performing "The Innocents" and "Murderer" a few weeks ago at Festival Nrmal, is now available to watch on Pitchfork:

_tunic_ 04.01.2016 05:36 AM

a new RGC track is posted on Soundcloud:

But I'm not able to listen to it, it says it's unavailable for the Netherlands :-(
It might be an old song though, it has the album cover of the second album, but the track from that album is already here:

hipster_bebop_junkie 04.01.2016 10:34 AM

"This track is not available in Mexico".

hipster_bebop_junkie 04.04.2016 01:46 AM

Three galleries of cool pix of LOW's performance at King's Arms Tavern in Auckland, New Zealand, on April 2nd:

A new interview with Mimi Parker. Legendary "Do You Know How To Waltz" performance at Rock The Garden, process of preparing new material, fanbase reactions, music scene in Australia, appreciation of opening act Mike Noga, are some of the subjects discussed:

Another interview with Mimi Parker. Early days of LOW, and how everything happened as guided by inertia, musical inspiration in rural Minnesota, expectations for the future, are some of the subjects discussed:

Audio recording of Alan Sparhawk & Mimi Parker on Australian radio, including an interview about family and faith, and impromptu a capella versions of "Will The Night" and "Hatchet":

hipster_bebop_junkie 04.07.2016 11:57 PM

Audio recording of Alan Sparhawk being interviewed on Australian radio:

The Soup Nazi 04.08.2016 09:31 PM



hipster_bebop_junkie 04.10.2016 03:11 PM

Good to see another recording of Low. :)

A large playlist of alternative music and an interview with Alan Sparhawk on Australian radio:

hipster_bebop_junkie 04.10.2016 03:55 PM

According to news on Sun Kil Moon's official website, the signed edition of John Connolly's new book, "A Time of Torment", will include a CD, "The Deep Woods", compiled by the author, with tracks by LOW, Sun Kil Moon, This Mortal Coil, and others.

Link to pre-order the signed edition of the book:

Severian 04.10.2016 08:43 PM

I want another LOW album already.

_tunic_ 04.12.2016 08:43 AM

I want another RGC album first!
And a Europe tour :)

wow check the post time, that's spooky

Severian 04.13.2016 06:14 PM

Wow, weird.

Yes I'd also love another Retribution Gospel Choir album, for sure. And I'd love to catch them live again. But seriously I'm already wanting another LOW record to come out. At least an EP or something. Just to tide me over.

Bytor Peltor 04.13.2016 06:55 PM

The next thing that needs to happen is a Mimi Parker solo album!

......but I'll settle for a new Christmas album : )

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