The new Low LP is really good. It’s called C’mon and it’s their first since 2007’s Drums & Guns.

Low are number 3 on my most listened artists chart on last.fm. They’re good for Sundays, they’re good for just got in from club and can’t sleep situations, they’re a good alternative to Wham, Slade & The Pogues on Christmas day (see here). I got into them late (around the release of Drums & Guns), in large part because of a near-perfect performance at Barcelona’s Primavera festival, and since then I’ve gone back and devoured most of their back catalogue. They haven’t changed the formula much since 1994’s I Could Live In Hope, and all the better for it. The latest effort features some of Alan & Mimi’s best vocal performances yet ($20, Try To Sleep) and Nothing But Heart, a bonafide anthem weirdly reminiscent of that Death Cab For Cutie track that plays in Six Feet Under when Claire and her mates get screwed up on those super-pills and sing along to the outro that lasts a million years. In a good way.


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