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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

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Albums by
The Low Anthem

Top Songs by
The Low Anthem

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

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