As it has been already posted to this board by Bytor Peltor and _tunic, Low will be releasing their new full-length album, titled "The Invisible Way", via Sub Pop, on March 19th, 2013. Tickets for live dates in Europe are on sale now, and they have provided a free digital EP as well, "Low-Plays Nice Places" (320 kbps .MP3s), documenting their more recent tour as openers of (ugh) Death Cab for Cutie, including among others, a new song which will end up in the new album: "Waiting".
Some words about "The Invisible Way", by Alan Sparhawk:
“While driving through Chicago, on tour, we stopped finally to visit Wilco at their studio, The Loft. They had invited us to come check it out several times over the years, but this would finally be the day. It’s a great place—a sea of instruments in a relaxed, open working environment. It’s cool, but what really converted us was hearing the new Mavis Staples tracks they were working on: big, simple, raw, and intimate. Plans were made then and there.
’Don’t break my Grammy streak.’
We have worked with many of the great engineer/producers. Jeff Tweedy has been on our side of the microphone for over 25 years, however with engineer (and fellow Grammy winner) Tom Schick, he has of late become a formidable and eclectic producer. He spoke a language we understood, but then took us effortlessly into the mystery.
We’ve made many records, and you know our M.O.: slow, quiet, sometimes melancholy, and, we hope, sometimes pretty…
How is this different from any other Low record?
- Mimi sings lead on five of the eleven songs (she usually only does one or two, despite being a fan favorite).
- Piano, lots of piano… and an acoustic guitar.
- Songs about intimacy, the drug war, the class war, plain old war war, archaeology, and love.
Thank you for your time again and please enjoy what we made. I think it’s beautiful."
—Alan Sparhawk from Low
"Low-Plays Nice Places" can be downloaded from here:
Low have dragged me back to facemook, to check out the pics they have been constantly posting of how things have been going in the studio:
More info here: