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The Low Anthem

The Low Anthem's unique brand of Americana makes room for gospel, folk, and blues, a blend that began taking shape in their hometown of Providence, RI. Ben Knox Miller and Jeff Prystowsky -- both students at Brown University, as well as late-night DJs at the school's radio station -- formed the Low Anthem in 2006, drawing upon their background as classical composers to help mold the group's eclectic music. Jocie Adams joined one year later, and the group began widening its arsenal of instruments accordingly, utilizing everything from World War I pump organs to crotales in the process. After making its independent debut with 2007's What the Crow Brings, the band rang in 2008 by temporarily relocating to Block Island -- a remote location 12 miles off the Rhode Island coast -- to record an album with producer Jesse Lauter. The stark, serene environment proved to be appropriate for the music, which the band initially self-released under the title Oh My God, Charlie Darwin. As their buzz continued to build, the Low Anthem signed a contract with Nonesuch Recordings and reissued Oh My God in 2009, supporting the release with a string of performances at summer festivals. Multi-instrumentalist Mat Davidson was added to the lineup later that year, joining the Low Anthem's ranks one month before they headed to Central Falls, Rhode Island, to record a third album. Setting up a makeshift studio inside an abandoned pasta sauce factory, the group recorded Smart Flesh over a period of three months, making good use of the building's cavernous, resonant spaces. The album was released in February 2011 via Bella Union. The following year saw the band provide the soundtrack for the American film Arcadia, and in 2013 they decamped, in true Low Anthem fashion, to an abandoned opera house to begin work on their much anticipated follow-up to Smart Flesh. The resulting Eyeland, an ambitious fever dream, abstract narrative-driven conceptual piece, was released by Washington Square Music in 2016. ~ Andrew Leahey
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  1.   Song
  2.   Boeing 737
  3.   The Horizon Is a Beltway
  4.   Ozzie
  5.   Charlie Darwin
  6.   Ticket Taker
  7.   A Weary Horse Can Hide the Pain
  8.   Omgcd
  9.   Dream Killer
  10.   This God Damn House
  11.   Bless Your Tombstone Heart
  12.   Yellowed by the Sun
  13.   Waved the Neon Seaweed
  14.   Ghost Woman Blues
  15.   In Eyeland
  16.   (Don't) Tremble
  17.   Am I the Dream or Am I the Dreamer
  18.   Lover Is Childlike
  19.   Wire
  20.   Vines
  21.   Sawdust Saloon
  22.   Music Box
  23.   Matter of Time
  24.   Smart Flesh
  25.   Hey, All You Hippies!
  26.   Love and Altar
  27.   Her Little Cosmos
  28.   As the Flame Burns Down
  29.   Wzgddrmtnwrdz
  30.   To Ohio
  31.   The Circular Ruins in Euphio
  32.   In the Air Hockey Fire
  33.   Roses In A Mist V1 (Working Title)
  34.   Maybe So
  35.   I'll Take Out Your Ashes
  36.   Dreams Can Chase You Down
  37.   Burn
  38.   Scavenger Bird
  39.   Champion Angel
  40.   Keep on the Sunny Side
  41.   Behind the Airport Mirror
  42.   Golden Cattle
  43.   Senorita
  44.   The Ballad of the Broken Bones
  45.   The Pepsi Moon
  46.   Home I'll Never Be
  47.   Apothecary Love
  48.   Old Cedar Tree
  49.   Cage the Songbird
  50.   Roses In A Mist V2 (Working Title)
  51.   Coal Mountain Lullaby
  52.   To the Ghosts Who Write History Books

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