The 2018 edition of SXSW will be here before we know it (March 9-18 in Austin, TX) and they’ve just announced a whole bunch more artists, including Hinds, Girl Ray, La Luz, A Place to Bury Strangers, Common Holly, Corridor, Flasher, Lali Puna, Lomelda, Low, Max Richter, Ought, The Shacks, Sloppy Jane, Smokepurpp, Spinning Coin, U.S. Girls, Wyclef Jean, and tons more.
Add an indie rock twist to your holiday season with festive tunes by Bright Eyes, Sufjan Stevens, Cat Power, Death Cab for Cutie, Low, The Shins, The Flaming Lips, Fiona Apple, Tegan & Sara, Cocteau Twins, Weezer, The Decemberists, The Raveonettes, Sharon Van Etten & many more.
“To friends who have moved away and friends who have passed on this year. To one and all, especially those who are alone, we wish you a Merry Christmas and new hope for the new year. May we all find ways to lift each other.” – Low
Critics may contend that Low frontman Alan Sparhawk was a mid-90’s iconoclast, in a way, having eschewed the predominant contemporary genres of Duluth, Minnesota in favor of the music that Low became known for: a subdued and often dark brand of moody rock and roll. On the other hand, the 90’s outside of Duluth were full of that too, from Tanya Donelly’s somber psychedelic strokes on Belly’s excellent debut record Star to the era’s lo-fi poster kids My Bloody Valentine.
But, forget the 90’s for a minute, because the era isn’t necessarily always relevant in ...
Pulp gave the world the song “Bad Cover Version.” But seeing as I’m a sonic optimist, I’m of the belief that there’s more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.
O, how I do love a good tearjerker of a song. Low’s “When I Go Deaf” is certainly a heck of a moper, and so too is Southerly‘s gloriously glum cover. The first in a covers series done by the Portland band, “When I Go Deaf” is over seven ...
Tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade might not be a milestone like last week’s 100th Episode, but it’s certainly no slouch when it comes to great new tracks. Stay tuned after What’s The Frequency??? with John Vettese for a full two-hour … Continued
Indie slowcore band Low has announced that its eleventh LP, Ones and Sixes, will be released on September 11 via Sub Pop and will be followed by a world tour. On September 25, that tour will stop in Philadelphia for a show at Johnny Brenda’s; tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. via TicketFly. Find the band’s full tour schedule here.
Below, check out the new album’s lead single, “No Comprende.”
When Slowdive played Philadelphia for the first time some 21 years ago, there weren’t many artists that sounded like them. Well, wait – let me clarify – it was the thick of the shoegaze / dream-pop movement in the UK … Continued
I promised myself this would be the day I planned everything—the day I wouldn’t have to rush, I’d be where I had to be, when I had to be there, arriving in a calm, collected manner, the whole day. I kept my promise inasmuch as my day starting late, cutting some of the showcases I thought about running to, and meeting my aunt and uncle for a beer at Smorgasborg. I’ve learned that, for the most part, at CMJ, if you miss a band playing an afternoon set, chances are you’ll be able to see them at an evening set. ...
Towards the end of the ’80s and early ’90s, shoegaze had fallen out of favor with the heavyweights of music criticism. By the time grunge rolled around, it had just about gone the way of the dodo. But, there was staying power. Not a well populated genre by any means, there are only a few heroes within, and though they never had the mainstream visibility they once did, their followers are fierce and loyal.
Any doubt about that should be put to rest with the reunion tour of one of the heavyweights, Slowdive. ...
Though it may feel like there’s a new female soul singer to know everyday, Lewis is one you need to remember for years to come. While Lewis’ (née Katherine Smith) last track “Hunter” leaned a little rock-ways, her newest one “Low” — premiering here on ATG today — is pure soul-pop. With nothing but her sultry voice and some backing piano and percussion, Smith dishes out the kind of talent that will undoubtedly separate her from the rest of the pack. Give “Low” a first listen below.