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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #1 on: 20 Jan 2011, 15:14 »

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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #2 on: 20 Jan 2011, 16:09 »

There are links to live performances of several of the new songs in the 2011 music thread

I am very excited
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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #3 on: 20 Jan 2011, 23:20 »

April? Nice. For some reason I thought this was due towards the end of the year.

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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #4 on: 21 Jan 2011, 02:08 »

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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #5 on: 21 Jan 2011, 05:49 »

I think they played some of these songs when I saw them, and everything they played was pretty great.
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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #6 on: 21 Jan 2011, 07:16 »

Meh, when are AmAnSet going to get back together?
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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #7 on: 21 Jan 2011, 08:38 »

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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #8 on: 21 Jan 2011, 09:07 »

Meh, when are AmAnSet going to get back together?

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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #9 on: 21 Jan 2011, 09:09 »

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« Reply #10 on: 21 Jan 2011, 10:10 »

What he said, but with more ephasis.

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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #11 on: 21 Jan 2011, 10:33 »

I like the American Analog Set, but it's just kind of dumb to come into a thread about Low - a band that basically has nothing to do with the American Analog Set - and basically say "I don't care about Low, let's talk about this other band" whose only tenuous relation to the topic is through the vague genre delineation of 'slowcore' which is probably even a misnomer because the American Analog set basically just write pop songs.
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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #12 on: 21 Jan 2011, 11:50 »

Where's a good place to start with Low?
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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #13 on: 21 Jan 2011, 11:58 »

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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #14 on: 21 Jan 2011, 14:34 »

That's arguably their best record but they are all pretty great. I started at the beginning and worked through, they all have something to offer. One of the best North American bands of all time.

Incidentally, a while ago I found a stream of the moving, frankly chilling Low documentary You May Need A Murderer. It touches upon their beliefs more than Low in Europe does and there's a few scenes relating to Alan Sparhawk's mental breakdown a few years back which are uncomfortable viewing. Still well shot and some beautiful clips of Low performing. Doesn't pull any punches.
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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #15 on: 21 Jan 2011, 14:38 »

I Could Live in Hope is my favorite, and also the one I started with.


much of their other music failed to impress me but I love ICLiH very much. Trust is pretty excellent too.
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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #16 on: 21 Jan 2011, 15:10 »

I like the American Analog Set, but it's just kind of dumb to come into a thread about Low - a band that basically has nothing to do with the American Analog Set - and basically say "I don't care about Low, let's talk about this other band" whose only tenuous relation to the topic is through the vague genre delineation of 'slowcore' which is probably even a misnomer because the American Analog set basically just write pop songs.

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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #17 on: 21 Jan 2011, 17:07 »

AmAnSet never died, really. The Wooden Birds are the exact same thing (read: Andrew Kenny) but with less fuzzy guitars.
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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #18 on: 23 Jan 2011, 09:38 »

LOW WRITES TUNES THAT CAN REALLY SOAR, MAN

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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #19 on: 23 Jan 2011, 11:35 »

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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #20 on: 23 Jan 2011, 11:35 »

Yes please! I am game. Everyone my number is: 911-739-3825
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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #21 on: 26 Jan 2011, 13:35 »

Where's a good place to start with Low?

The first two songs on Trust; "(That's How You Sing) Amazing Grace" and "Canada".
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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #22 on: 26 Jan 2011, 13:40 »

Where's a good place to start with Low?

The first two songs on Trust; "(That's How You Sing) Amazing Grace" and "Canada".


agreed. those two songs make that entire album awesome, even the rest is kind of "meh"
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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #23 on: 26 Jan 2011, 19:58 »

agreed. those two songs make that entire album awesome, even the rest is kind of "meh"

It has the same problem as The Curtain Hits the Cast, where it runs so long by the time it's over you're kind of drained and "meh" on the whole thing.  It does have a few other of my favorite songs of theirs though, like "Candy Girl", "In the Drugs", and "Point of Disgust".
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« Reply #24 on: 26 Jan 2011, 20:41 »

Trust is flawless. In my opinion the most consistent Low record, although they are all great.

'John Prine' is one of their best songs. I've seen a lot of great bands in my time, including a handful of the bands commonly cited in punk rock circles as being the finest live acts in the world, but one particular Low gig I saw in a freezing cold church stands out in my mind. They played many songs from Trust and I remember being struck by the subtle violence of their performance. In particular, the image of Sparhawk reciting the words to 'John Prine' has haunted me ever since. It was a frightening performance, I actually remember shaking a little.
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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #25 on: 02 Feb 2011, 09:54 »

Good article here.

Some highlights:

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The resulting album C’mon shares the same kind of simple intimacy as classic Low albums like Trust and Secret Name. After experimenting with dense soundscapes and more politically- themed material on their past couple of albums, C’mon finds the band operating in a much more stripped down setting, once again exploring deeply personal and spiritual ideas that make their best records so haunting.

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The new record also showcases more of Parker’s voice this time around, particularly on “You See Everything” and “Especially Me” which Parker wrote.

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“We practice in our basement, so lately we’ve just been looking at our old CDs and picking songs that we haven’t performed in a long time, which is fun. Also, our bass player will often come to rehearsal and ask us to play songs we’ve haven’t done in years. He’ll be like, ‘Why don’t you ever play this one?’ And we’re always like, ‘We have no idea. Let’s do it.’
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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #26 on: 02 Feb 2011, 13:29 »

Trust is definitely the shit and somehow I've listened to that one the most according to iTunes (just slightly over lost in the fire) so yeah fuck you guys with your ""meh"" "shit"
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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #27 on: 02 Feb 2011, 13:57 »

it's not that it's actually "meh" it's just that the first two or three songs are so excellent that it makes the rest of the album seem worse than it really is, besides a few standout tracks later on like, as tommy said, "john prine"

it's like eating cheesecake and then grilled cheese (substitute your owns tastes here, i guess). grilled cheese isn't bad per se, but next to cheesecake it's like "who cares?"
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« Reply #28 on: 02 Feb 2011, 16:06 »

yeah i'm gonna have to veto not caring about grilled cheese too
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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #29 on: 02 Feb 2011, 16:07 »

(i do understand that amazing grace and canada are THE ABSOLUTE SHIT though

so i get what yr saying no worries)
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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #30 on: 02 Feb 2011, 16:26 »

I'd take grilled cheese over cheesecake any day.
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« Reply #31 on: 02 Feb 2011, 16:28 »

the actual foods aren't important

it's the idea
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« Reply #32 on: 02 Feb 2011, 17:07 »

Hey so a song from this is online now Try to Sleep
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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #33 on: 02 Feb 2011, 19:11 »

To get that song I had to click a link the Low newsletter to a site with a flash widget that asks me to sign up for the newsletter to get it and then I get another another email that leads to another page where I finally download it.

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« Reply #35 on: 03 Feb 2011, 10:29 »

Ohmagawd. Johnny has anyone ever told you you can be their hero baby, you can kiss away the pain.
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« Reply #36 on: 03 Feb 2011, 14:14 »

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« Reply #37 on: 04 Feb 2011, 21:47 »

Trust is definitely the shit and somehow I've listened to that one the most according to iTunes (just slightly over lost in the fire) so yeah fuck you guys with your ""meh"" "shit"

to be fair making you feel "meh" is kind of what alan sparhawk was going for on the pre-drums and guns era stuff.

i mean the really early stuff makes bedhead sound like the pipettes.
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« Reply #38 on: 10 Mar 2011, 11:26 »

Trailer for the record.

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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #39 on: 04 Apr 2011, 10:20 »

Hey, sorry to raise this thread from the dead, but I thought you guys might like to know that C'mon is streaming on NPR right now.  It is the shit
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Re: new Low album, C'mon
« Reply #40 on: 07 Apr 2011, 15:35 »

So I am listening to this right now. "You See Everything", "Witches", and "Something's Turning Over" seem like slight missteps upon first listen, but the rest of the album is great. "Majesty/Magic" is basically every reason why I love Low in one song.
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« Reply #41 on: 07 Apr 2011, 16:46 »

"Witches" is maybe my favourite track on the record? I like that there's a good chunk of variation on this one.
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« Reply #42 on: 07 Apr 2011, 16:49 »

I have a feeling the song will grow on me. I have listened a few more times and like it more each time. Maybe I just don't get the Al Green reference.
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« Reply #43 on: 22 Apr 2011, 06:26 »

It's a Kool Keith line.

Incidentally, after about four listens I think this album is as good as all the others. I was a bit unsure too but it just takes a while.
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