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

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