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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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The Low Anthem

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

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