Low Vinyl, CD & tapes by Low at Norman Records

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 with...read more »

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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 soundtrack-writing work. Purchase also includes download code. 
  • Vinyl LP (TRR276LP)
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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 continue with their slow sleuthing indie rock, which also has hints of traditional folk. They're singing well known tunes and just giving you a generally good time. Don't let up on the harmonies, y'all. Available on 2LP or CD.  

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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 record that fights against itself....shades of 'Drums & Guns' perhaps? Once again Low move with the times. Truly always different, always the same. 

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Drums and Guns

Before they went full on leftfield with Double Negative, Drums and Guns was probably seen as the most experimental Low album. Like Double Negative it was full of glitchy surprises most notably the mix in which instruments were panned hard right and left. It contained some of their most bold productions to date and lyrically it dealt with war, poverty and divisive American politics. Could have been made yesterday. 

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The Invisible Way

We moaned that Low were playing it just a little too safe on their 2013 album The Invisible Way. Ha! After Double Negative maybe we could do with some predictable Low as contrast. This was produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and is a warm, acoustic sounding album that contains a bigger slice of Mimi than you usually get. All Low records are worth listening to and this is no different. 

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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 blues. 

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

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Low / Shearwater
Stay / Novacane

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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 most emotional devastating.

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In Europe

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C'mon

Low just get more popular and more influential as the years roll past don't they? C'mon was their 2011 era album that was a lot more conventional that their previous off kilter effort Drums and Guns and marks a return to their gloriously rich slow moving harmonic sound. Opener Try to Sleep was yet another example of them making great things out of seemingly nothing. Oft copied, never bettered, always super soothing.  

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California

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Immune

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Various (Low, Andrew Beaujon, Heartworms & Edsel)
Indie-Rock Flea Market Part 2

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Low Vs Diamond
Life After Love EP

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Songs For A Dead Pilot

A sleeve that is both weirdly beautiful and horrid pretty much sums up this mini album by Duluth slowcore legends Low. It's one of their more minimal work showcasing the harmonic beauty in their sound but also being strangely disconcerting with it's sometimes discordant approach. Mini albums tend to get forgotten in the tangle of full lengthers a band like Low produce but this one shouldn't be underestimated.   

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Canada / Fearless

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Hospital People (Alan Sparhawk / Zak Sally from Low)
Untitled

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Joan of Arc

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Low / Vibracathedral Orchestra
Split

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Low & Spring Heel Jack
Bombscare EP

Originally released in 2000 on the tiny indie Tugboat, Bombscare rather went under the radar, seeing American slowcore legends Low collaborate on four tracks with British electronic duo Spring Heel Jack. It saw the Minnesotan band at the apex of their powers, between two Steve Albini-produced classics, and Spring Heel Jack in the ascendancy just before their excellent album Masses. Now, it gets re-issued by Treader on 12” EP. 
  • Vinyl 12" (TRDEP001)
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Murderer

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Canada

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

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Videos

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Paris '99

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Finally...

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Over The Ocean

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Owl Remix

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Secret Name

Secret Name was the fourth album by Minnesotan slow movers Low. It was produced by Steve Albini  - a perfect choice to capture the very natural sound the band produced. All Low albums are worth their weight in gold and Secret Name is now different as the band slowly added colour to their initially minimal style but retaining the beauty and raw emotion. 

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Transmission EP

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Owl (Remix)

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Long Division

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Songbook of Songs

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Trust

As we've alluded to elsewhere in these pages every Low album should have its place in your collection. Trust is a darker work than the previous accessible and relatively poppy Things We Lost in the Fire. It takes a few listens to hit hard but once it does it becomes one of their most emotional and hard hitting albums. They move slowly but always effectively. 

Low/ Dirty Three
In The Fishtank

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Christmas

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 "Long Way Around the Sea" with spooky versions of traditional song. It's the perfect soundtrack to my Christmas tradition of driving around the less salubrious neighbourhoods, checking out the houses all ridiculously lit up.  

Low, Hood, Mum, Various
Seasonal Greetings

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Dinosaur Act

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Split

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