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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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The Low Anthem

Top Songs by
The Low Anthem

  1.   Song
  2.   Boeing 737
  3.   Ozzie
  4.   The Horizon Is a Beltway
  5.   Old Cedar Tree
  6.   A Weary Horse Can Hide the Pain
  7.   I'll Take Out Your Ashes
  8.   Matter of Time
  9.   Cage the Songbird
  10.   Behind the Airport Mirror
  11.   Yellowed by the Sun
  12.   Love and Altar
  13.   Roses In A Mist V2 (Working Title)
  14.   Vines
  15.   To Ohio
  16.   The Circular Ruins in Euphio
  17.   Waved the Neon Seaweed
  18.   Her Little Cosmos
  19.   Smart Flesh
  20.   Maybe So
  21.   Golden Cattle
  22.   Dreams Can Chase You Down
  23.   The Ballad of the Broken Bones
  24.   Coal Mountain Lullaby
  25.   Senorita
  26.   Hey, All You Hippies!
  27.   Dream Killer
  28.   The Pepsi Moon
  29.   Keep on the Sunny Side
  30.   Scavenger Bird
  31.   Roses In A Mist V1 (Working Title)
  32.   Lover Is Childlike
  33.   Bless Your Tombstone Heart
  34.   Burn
  35.   Sawdust Saloon
  36.   Wzgddrmtnwrdz
  37.   To the Ghosts Who Write History Books
  38.   Ghost Woman Blues
  39.   Wire
  40.   In the Air Hockey Fire
  41.   Music Box
  42.   Apothecary Love
  43.   Omgcd
  44.   Ticket Taker
  45.   This God Damn House
  46.   Charlie Darwin
  47.   (Don't) Tremble
  48.   In Eyeland
  49.   Am I the Dream or Am I the Dreamer
  50.   Home I'll Never Be
  51.   Champion Angel
  52.   As the Flame Burns Down

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