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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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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.   Am I the Dream or Am I the Dreamer
  7.   In the Air Hockey Fire
  8.   Roses In A Mist V2 (Working Title)
  9.   Love and Altar
  10.   Ghost Woman Blues
  11.   Music Box
  12.   (Don't) Tremble
  13.   Keep on the Sunny Side
  14.   I'll Take Out Your Ashes
  15.   Cage the Songbird
  16.   Golden Cattle
  17.   This God Damn House
  18.   The Pepsi Moon
  19.   Lover Is Childlike
  20.   Behind the Airport Mirror
  21.   Her Little Cosmos
  22.   A Weary Horse Can Hide the Pain
  23.   Maybe So
  24.   The Ballad of the Broken Bones
  25.   Ticket Taker
  26.   Champion Angel
  27.   Charlie Darwin
  28.   In Eyeland
  29.   Roses In A Mist V1 (Working Title)
  30.   Old Cedar Tree
  31.   Wire
  32.   Matter of Time
  33.   Dreams Can Chase You Down
  34.   Yellowed by the Sun
  35.   To the Ghosts Who Write History Books
  36.   As the Flame Burns Down
  37.   Senorita
  38.   Scavenger Bird
  39.   The Circular Ruins in Euphio
  40.   To Ohio
  41.   Coal Mountain Lullaby
  42.   Smart Flesh
  43.   Apothecary Love
  44.   Wzgddrmtnwrdz
  45.   Omgcd
  46.   Bless Your Tombstone Heart
  47.   Sawdust Saloon
  48.   Dream Killer
  49.   Burn
  50.   Hey, All You Hippies!
  51.   Waved the Neon Seaweed
  52.   Vines

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