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hipster_bebop_junkie 02.02.2011 03:11 PM

Low will release their new record, C’mon, on April 12th, 2011 on Sub Pop Records. You can listen and download the lead track “Try to Sleep” here first.

The Pre-order for C'mon on CD and LP is available today as well, those who pre-order will get an advance stream of the entire record. Check out the album cover below.


C’mon was recorded in an old church in Duluth and mixed in Hollywood with producer Matt Beckley working alongside the band. Alan describes C’mon simply as “Warm, pretty, large like Nashville without the country. Mim and I are talking to each other in the lyrics, sometimes it's not pretty, but it's as honest as love.”

Highlights from the band’s upcoming 28-date world tour include an intimate show at St David’s Sanctuary at SXSW, the bands first headlining show at Barbican in London and a performance at Radio City Music Hall with Explosions in the Sky. See below for a full list of dates.

Check for full venue and ticket info.

Wednesday March 16th – St. David’s Sanctuary (SXSW) - Austin, TX
Wednesday April 6th - Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY * - Tickets
Thursday April 14th - Harbor City School Theater - Duluth, MN - Tickets onsale TBA
Saturday April 16th - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN - Tickets onsale Friday @ 11am CST
Wednesday April 20th - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI - Tickets
Thursday April 21st - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL - Tickets onsale Friday @ 12pm CST
Friday April 22nd - Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY - Tickets
Saturday April 23rd - Andy Warhol Museum - Pittsburgh, PA (8pm & 10pm show) - Tickets onsale TBA
Monday April 25th - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA - Tickets
Tuesday April 26th - Black Cat - Washington, DC - Tickets onsale Friday February 4th @ 12pm EST
Friday April 29th - Paramount Center - Boston, MA - Tickets
Saturday April 30th - Daniel Street - Milford, CT - Tickets onsale Friday February 4th @ 12pm EST
Monday May 2nd - Mod Club - Toronto, CAN - Tickets onsale TBA
Tuesday May 3rd - Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI - Tickets onsale TBA
Monday May 16 - Queens Social Club - Sheffield, UK - Tickets
Tuesday May 17 - Classic Grand - Glasgow, UK - Tickets
Wednesday May 18 -The Sage Gateshead - Gateshead, UK - Tickets
Thursday May 19 - Club Academy - Manchester, UK - Tickets
Friday May 20 - Trinity - Bristol, UK - Tickets
Saturday May 21 - Botanique -Les Nuits du Botanique - Brussels, Belgium - Tickets
Monday May 23 - Doornroosje - Nijmegen, Holland - Tickets
Tuesday May 24 - Catharina Church - Eindhoven, Holland - Tickets
Wednesday May 25 - Bataclan - Paris, France ** - Tickets
Friday May 27 - Primavera Sound-ATP Stage - Barcelona, Spain - Tickets
Monday May 30 - Lido - Berlin, Germany - Tickets
Tuesday May 31 - Knust - Hamburg, Germany - Tickets
Wednesday June 1 - Gebaude 9 - Koln, Germany - Tickets
Friday June 3 - Barbican - London, UK - Tickets

*with Explosions in the Sky
**with Mercury Rev

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Bytor Peltor 02.02.2011 08:37 PM

Thanks for sharing this......always nice to have a new LOW album to look forward to. I'm very disappointed their ONLY Texas date is SXSW. As a group, LOW has been so hung up on SXSW in the past and I just don't see where they need it.

hipster_bebop_junkie 02.02.2011 11:55 PM

You're welcome, Bytor Peltor.

I sort of understand your disappointment, although from my perspective, i still would consider it good news if they were playing near my town. Having a slight chance of catching at least one of their shows would be totally blissful to me. Hopefully one day they'll finally make it here somehow.

Anyway, i really like "Try to Sleep" very much. The warmness of the song brings a smile to my face, and the sound, seemingly more organic than what they did on "Drums And Guns", makes me think "C'Mon" is gonna be a record with plenty of the elements i enjoy the most about Low. Excellent teaser.

I'm really looking forward to this album. However, i decided not to pre-order yet, just to stay away from the temptation of hearing the stream. This is something i wanna listen to on a decent stereo system rather than on my crappy computer's speakers.

Bytor Peltor 02.04.2011 02:14 PM

I've seen LOW five times in the past, but not once since 'Drums & Guns' was released. The worst show I saw them play was in Austin on 6th St (Thing's We Lost In The Fire) tour. Best part of the show was buying the vinyl a week or so before it hit the store/web.

Alan has been all SXSW crazy bringing his Black Eyed Snakes & Retribution Gospel Choir groups to Austin while not playing shows in Houston or Dallas.

I've talked with Alan about it in the past and expressed my disappointment. He says it's all about the exposure......took me a while to realize he was talking about record label exsposure more so than any of his groups.

_slavo_ 02.04.2011 02:56 PM

How are they as people? I heard Alan is quite a strange person

CHOUT 02.04.2011 07:22 PM

I heard somewhere Nels Cline makes an appearance on it...intriguing.

hipster_bebop_junkie 02.04.2011 07:38 PM


Originally Posted by CHOUT
I heard somewhere Nels Cline makes an appearance on it...intriguing.

Alan Sparhawk himself mentioned Nels Cline's collaboration a while ago via Low's faceboob page. Below's the original post:

we're almost done.
By Low · Monday, October 11, 2010
we're almost done. after the RGC midwest tour, i flew out to L.A. for a couple days to work on more guitars and some vocals (sounds so glamorous when i have to type it out...). nels cline came in and played some guitar, too. i won't even begin to try to explain how awesome he is. now we are going thru rough mixes and the smallest decisions...

Uncut has already posted a (positive) review of "C'Mon". "Nothing But Heart" is the only song containing Nels Cline's participation, according to it: 642

dionysusundone 02.04.2011 08:48 PM

Someone on another message board who'd heard the record said it sounded like a cross between "trust" and "the great destroyer", which sounds like it should be pretty good. Looking forward to it.

hipster_bebop_junkie 02.05.2011 12:39 AM

Considering "C'mon" was recorded for the most part at the same studio than "Trust", i think it would be understandable if there are some similar vibes, even if both records do not share the same producer. I think Tchad Blake was credited as producer on "Trust", but i'm not sure at the moment. Sacred Heart Studios is an old church, so i would suppose that, since Low were already familiar with the acoustics, it's possible that they went there to record the new album with some specific intentions regarding the sound they were looking for. "Trust" is an astounding album, and if "C'Mon" somehow ends up being similar in terms of sound and atmosphere, i think i would be very satisfied. I'd love it even more if there is some kind of progression, though. An of course, something new would be even nicer.

I don't really know what to make of that comparison with "The Great Destroyer" as the implication of a resemblance between the two albums offers many possibilities, but taken into consideration the bits and pieces of comments that i've read so far about the new album, i expect at least one song ("Majesty/Magic") to be in the same vein as "When I Go Deaf", for instance. Maybe it'd be wise to assume the Nels Cline track will be equally similar, too.

I fail to see "Try To Sleep" as an hybrid of elements of "Trust" and "The Great Destroyer", but maybe the other songs differ a lot from this one. I've heard live versions of some new songs already, but sometimes they end up sounding different on the final recorded product.

The Uncut review i posted a link to, has a mention of "C'Mon" being heavily influenced by Neil Young, and it's the first thing that also mentions "C'Mon" as being more similar to "Things We Lost In The Fire" rather than to any other Low records, contrary to the percepction of your acquaintance, dionysusundone.

All of this just makes me speculate. Maybe i should give up, and just listen to the streaming at Sub Pop's website. Damn it.

dionysusundone 02.05.2011 02:56 AM

Yeah those are all valid points. I CAN kind of see "Try To Sleep" as being a bit of a cross between "Trust" and "TGD" in that it has a similar vibe to the Trust stuff but the production is a bit more lush and aggressive like The Great Destroyer, so maybe that's what they were referring to?

And regarding the part about being satisfied with the new one if it's anything like Trust in sound and atmosphere, I completely agree. I think Trust is actually my favorite of theirs so anything that harkens back to it is, to me, a good thing.

Guess we won't know til we hear it...

Bytor Peltor 02.05.2011 07:14 AM


Originally Posted by hipster_bebop_junkie
I fail to see "Try To Sleep" as an hybrid of elements of "Trust" and "The Great Destroyer", but maybe the other songs differ a lot from this one. I've heard live versions of some new songs already, but sometimes they end up sounding different on the final recorded product.

After listening to, "Try To Sleep" the first couple of times, to me it's production sounded more polished like something from, 'Drums & Guns.'

One thing I always felt helped make LOW the band they were......EP's. LOW hasn't released an EP since 2003. To my ears, a new EP recording was somewhat of a guide to their next album. I also miss how LOW would include two extra tracks on the vinyl album compared to the CD......guess that all ended with, 'Things We Lost In The Fire.'

CHOUT 02.05.2011 05:09 PM


Originally Posted by hipster_bebop_junkie
. Mim and I are talking to each other in the lyrics, sometimes it's not pretty, but it's as honest as love.”

I really like this statement...A friend of mine saw them about a month ago and said they were bickering onstage.

hipster_bebop_junkie 02.09.2011 12:28 AM

Webcast of Low's performance at Factory Theatre in Sydney, Australia, on October 22nd, 2010:

Savage Clone 02.09.2011 11:50 AM

Personal connections aside, I think I am pretty much burnt out on this band, and have been for some time. Sparhawk's participation in Retribution Gospel Choir is far more satisfying to me these days.

hipster_bebop_junkie 02.17.2011 03:14 PM

Low's trailer for "C'mon":

Direct link to download it in .MOV format from Sub Pop's website:

hipster_bebop_junkie 02.23.2011 05:18 PM

If somebody didn't check out "Try To Sleep" at, subpop has uploaded it to soundcloud now. It can be streamed and downloaded without needing to provide your e-mail address:

hipster_bebop_junkie 02.25.2011 08:32 PM

A funny interview with Alan Sparhawk. I love the cynical nature of his sense of humor.

hipster_bebop_junkie 03.25.2011 09:44 PM

New song, "Especially Me", and also new short trailer for the album "C'Mon" available at Bitchdork:

hipster_bebop_junkie 04.03.2011 03:01 PM

A stream of Low's new record, "C'Mon", is available at the Guardian's website:

hipster_bebop_junkie 04.04.2011 03:55 PM

"C'Mon" is also NPR's Record Of The Week, and you can listen to it right here:

A New video will be released next week as well, according to an update on their website, probably to coincide with the physical release of the album:

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