:: Terrific. Another must-listen!
Baltimore-based alternative rockers Lower Dens, the band of songwriter and musician Jana Hunter, return with their new album Escape From Evil next week. The follow-up to the band’s fantastic 2012 sophomore LP Nootropics won’t be out before Monday, but you can have a full listen already now.
Escape From Evil drops officially in North America release on March 31 via Ribbon Music. Worldwide happens release on March 30 while Germany/Austria/Switzerland can get their hands on Lower Dens third LP already this Friday (March 27). Escape From Evil will be available as download, CD and 12″ vinyl LP. You can buy digitally from iTunes or order your physical copy of the album from Ribbon Music.
The set of ten new Lower Dens songs is now streaming in its entirety over at NPR First Listen – take a listen before the stream’s taken down upon album release. Escape From Evil is produced by the band’s Jana Hunter. Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House, Future Islands) co-produced and mixed the LP. The band also collaborated with Ariel Rechtshaid (Vampire Weekend, Sky Ferreira, Haim), John Congleton (Swans, St. Vincent, Cloud Nothings) and others on the album.
To Die In L.A. was the album’s lead single. The music video for the song is directed by SSION and produced by Bande Bytheway/Tara Perkins – watch and listen above. Second single Ondine is streaming below where you can also check out Lower Dens’ upcoming US tour dates: they’re playing eight shows over the next three months.
01. Sucker’s Shangri-La
03. To Die in L.A.
04. Quo Vadis
05. Your Heart Still Beating
06. Electric Current
07. I Am the Earth
08. Non Grata
10. Société Anonyme
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Tue 31 Mar 2015 // Brooklyn, NY, USA // Baby’s All Right
Wed 01 Apr 2015 // Baltimore, MD, USA // Floristree
Fri 08 May 2015 // Arden, DE, USA // Arden Gild Hall
Sat 09 May 2015 // Pittsburgh, PA, USA // Carnegie Museum of Art
Thu 11 Jun 2015 // Brooklyn, NY, USA // Music Hall of Williamsburg
Fri 12 Jun 2015 // Philadelphia, PA, USA // Voyeur
Sat 13 Jun 2015 // Washington DC, USA // Rock & Roll Hotel
Mon 15 Jun 2015 // Chicago, IL, USA // The Empty Bottle
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