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Decades into their pursuit of dramatic hush, Low are still pushing for new ideas. The core duo of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker remains one of music’s best marriages, the guitarist and drummer sharing vocal duties and coming out the other end more »

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The Invisible Way

There is no such thing as a bad Low album, just good, very good and mediocre. Their last effort ‘C’mon‘ had a few killer songs but also a fair few forgettable ones. It seems since the wild experimentation of the very good ‘Drums and Guns’ they have retreated into a safe Low-shaped ho...view item »

Ones and Sixes

A bloke called Alan who’s a member of Low says of One and Sixes; “I'm not going to tell you what this record is about because I have too much respect for that moment when you come to know it for yourself”. He goes on to talk about “the moment” and all that. All I know is that they c...view item »

Black-eyed Snakes
Seven Horses

Seven (7) horses? That is loads. Tread very carefully. Black Eyed Snakes is of course the scorch blues project of Low's Alan Sparhawk. Almost as different from his other band as it's possible to get the Black Eyed Snakes are known for incendiary live shows  showcasing their love of punk and electrifying blu...view item »

Double Negative

Two years on from the excellent Ones and Sixes Low have headed back down Highway 53 to Eau Claire to resume work with producer B.J. Burton (Bon Iver, James Blake) on an album which is said to be an unflinching eleven track quest to be loud, abrasive and commanding. A Low recor...view item »

The Exit Papers

First-time vinyl and electronic release for Low's 'imaginary film soundtrack' EP (originally released in 2000, a year before the seminal album 'Things we Lost in the Fire'). Largely instrumental, 'The Exit Papers' was definitely one of Low's more experimental records. The band sent copies of this out to movie executives in the hope of securing s...view item »

Drums And Guns

I don't know how many albums Low have done now but I know it's a fair few. When I've got a few hours to spare there's nothing I enjoy more than banging some Low albums on whilst doing some housework or something. Yes I am thoroughly trained and domesticated you'll be pleased to know. I come in a variety of colours as well..... I'm also completely m...view item »

Low / S. Carey
Not a Word / I Won't Let You

Slowcore legends (is that a phrase I'm allowed to type?) and Bon Iver wonderdrummer team up for a collaborative RSD 10". Here, they tie up one anothers' loose ends: seven minute Low-burner "Not A Word" is touched up with help from S. Carey, and vice versa for "I Won't Let You". This is a delicate, moving, indie rawk kinda thing; bo...view item »

Low / Shearwater
Stay / Novacane

I don’t really want to hear Low covering Rhianna, but you might. I’d prefer they stick to what they are good at and to be honest, if you’d have blindfolded me before making me listen to this,  I might have thought this was Sam Bailey from X Factor’s Christmas effort. Of slight intere...view item »

Things We Lost In The Fire

On Low albums, the heart flutters and then stops altogether, the hushed harmonies of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker slowing into nothingness -- whether over delicate strums or ascendent and doomy rock fanfare. Things We Lost In the Fire is arguably the band's opus, offering each iteration of their sound at its ...view item »


Low are one of those bands that very often seem to do no wrong and even when they do misfire everyone seems to be so happy to have them around that they get away with it. Following on from Robert Plant covering a couple of their tunes on his last album, there certainly seems to be a bigger push around Low this time. Whereas their previous long p...view item »


Low really are rocking the boat these days. It must have been all those days in Albini's cellar. They have a new 7"/CDs out and it's unmistakably Low but with a more indie guitary edge. I've started to get into the more recent stuff a bit more of late and I've decided that Things We Lost In The Fire is a work of sheer ...view item »

Low Vs Diamond
Life After Love EP

The next thing to be thrusted into my enormous arms is a debut single by Low Vs Diamond called Life After Love EP. It's on Marrakesh Records and it's on CD single and numbered double pack 7". Information rush aside this is a decent indie debut.... Neither overwhelming nor underwhelming... in fact I'm left whelmed by this comp...view item »

Santa's Coming Over

Low are back with a brand new Christmas flavoured 7". They're no stranger to seasonal releases as the Christmas mini album they did sold bucketloads and eventually got used on a Gap advert so you're probably reasonably familiar with that one. Santa's Coming Over is a dirgey anti Christmas anthem for the evil santa from Futurama (you've been ve...view item »

Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me

In from the US of A is a new Low single on their own label which is a cover of Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me by The Smiths. Very miserable indeed as am sure you can imagine what The Smiths covered by Low sound like. Certainly aint poppy happy music anyway. The 2nd track is ...view item »

Songs For A Dead Pilot

After three wonderful records, Low were dropped by their label Vernon Yard. In the months following, the band set up a studio in their home and began recording some songs on their own. The result is Songs For A Dead Pilot released on Chicago's Kranky label. "Songs..." combines Low's familiar minimalist songwriting with some new elements provided...view item »

Hospital People (Alan Sparhawk / Zak Sally from Low)

Ida, Low, His Name is Alive, The Secret Stars
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Secret Name

Low are masters of restraint. Up until and including their fourth album “Secret Name” they had seemingly worked with the right producers. Their first two albums were produced by Kramer who had squeezed the best out of Galaxie 500, and you can hear their influence in Low’s early work. “The...view item »

Long Division

One word. Stunning. I guess I can't get away with just saying that though, who would trust a one word review?... Well... You should....view item »

Low, Iron & Wine, Various
Songbook of Songs

Sub Pop have done one of those cheapo CD samplers again called Songbook of Songs. This time featuring Low, A Frames, Love As Laughter, Kinski, Jennifer Gentle, The Postal Service, Iron & Wine and lots more. Cheapo bargain samplers rock..... what a great way of finding new music for not very much.......view item »

A Lifetime Of Temporary Relief

Exciting news now.... All you Low fans have to wait no more. The box set is in called a Lifetime of Temporary Relief on Rough Trade. Three CD's and  if that wasn't enough you get a double sided DVD in a lovely box. I've had one of these for a few weeks and I can safely say it's absolutely marvellous. It's fairly comprehensive...view item »


Low have a new album out on Rough Trade. As always its quality stuff. Its more produced than before sounds a bit dark and ethereal a bit more like their first album 'I could live in hope' which must be one of the greatest albums ever. But by the 2nd track its got noisy. Yes noisy. Need to listen...view item »

Tonight The Monkeys Die (Remixed)

Onto Low then who I will have a massive softspot for til the day I day..... They have a remix EP out called Tonight The Monkeys Die. If I remember rightly they had a remix CD out many years ago called owl and I'm 99.9% sure there was a Jimmy Somerville mix on there. Seriously... I would not lie..... An incredible pairing I'm sure ...view item »


Now as much of a christmas standard as "Rocking Around The Christmas Tree" by Mel and Kim. Low are the perfect band to soundtrack Christmas, coming as they do from the snow-bound city of Duluth which glistens like Christmas half the year round. This short album combines lovely originals "Just Like Christmas" and "...view item »

The Great Destroyer

The Duluth rock behemoth Low have a new album out on Rough Trade. This time its produced by David Fridmann (Mercury Rev etc). I think you always have to give Low albums a  long while to grow on you. On first impression this seems as poppy a thing as they have ever done. It still sounds like Low tho...view item »

Low, Hood, Mum, Various
Seasonal Greetings

'Seasonal Greetings' is a compilation of Winter and Crimbo related tunes brought to you by the folks that put out the fine 'Asthmatic Worm' CD a while back. Mobile records have selected an admirable roster of acts for this, including Leeds' very own Hood, Mum, St Etienne, Badly Drawn Boy, Opiate, Lo...view item »

Low/ K

Probably one of the biggest releases of the week for me is the Low/ K split 7" and CD. The 7" has 2 tracks on where as the CD has an extra track by each (the Low one is a live version of Venus and the K track is a remix). Anyway it's lovely stuff. Beautiful Low type songs...view item »