The Rescue Rooms archives: 2016

THE LOW ANTHEM, LIVE AT RESCUE ROOMS

  • Thursday 10th November 2016
  • Supported by: AND THE KIDS

THE LOW ANTHEM

 

FOLLOWING SOLD OUT LONDON & GLASGOW SHOWS THE BAND WILL RETURN TO THE UK IN AUTUMN FOR AN EXTENSIVE TOUR IN SUPPORT OF THEIR ALBUM EYELAND

                                                      

2016 The Low Anthem

"The very wonderful Eyeland finds them poised between the familiar and the less so… 

the delicate, Fleet Foxes-like reverie of their previous work… [and] by contrast, 

avant-noise experiments offer splintered ambience and jazzy skronk."

8/10 – Uncut Magazine

 

"A triumph of forward thinking."  

8.5/10 The Line Of Best Fit

 

“Audacious [and] experimental.”

★★★★  MOJO

 

Following next month’s sold out, stripped down shows at London’s Borderline and Glasgow’s Broadcast – the band’s first UK shows in four years - The Low Anthem will return to the UK in November to play a 13-date tour. These shows will be the first time in four years to catch the full line-up of Ben Knox Miller, Jeff Prystowsky, Florence Grace Wallis and Bryan Minto live in the UK.

 

Following a 2011 tour in support of their extraordinary SMART FLESH album, The Low Anthem returned to Providence to begin searching for a unique new studio space. Their quixotic quest ultimately led to The Columbus, a local theatre built in 1926 as a vaudeville house and shuttered since 2009, “OPENING SOON” promised on the marquee. A large vacant room designed for maximum acoustics, The Columbus offered everything The Low Anthem was looking for – an ideal studio space to begin recording their next album as well as a concert hall unlike any other in the Providence area. Dubbing their new studio as the true life “Eyeland,” the duo immediately set about exploring its sonic capabilities, experimenting with every bizarre phenomenon of sound they could find.

 

EYELAND marks the Low Anthem’s fourth full-length recording and first new music since 2011’s SMART FLESH. An unprecedented collection of multi-dimensional future folk crafted with true vision and emotional depth, EYELAND follows an extraordinary five-year journey for The Low Anthem. What began as a “vague and rather abstract” short story by co-founder/singer/guitarist Ben Knox Miller became real life as Low Anthem immersed themselves in the creation of their own Eyeland Studios, developing Providence’s once obsolete Columbus Theatre into an innovative recording space and live concert venue. EYELAND proves a prism of the album’s inner themes, refracting Miller and co-founding drummer/multi-instrumentalist Jeff Prystowsky’s sonic escapades into a full-blown Möbius strip of music and meaning. Assisted by current Low Anthem musicians Florence Wallis and Bryan Minto as well as such first generation members as Jocie Adams, Mike Irwin, Tyler Osborne, and Andy Davis, their lofty aspirations and creative capriciousness resonate throughout songs like ”Her Little Cosmos,” “The Pepsi Moon” and “Behind The Airport Mirror,” their elegiac arrangements and lyrical frankness marked by shimmering ambience and a hauntingly defiant tension. Psychedelic in the truest sense of that overused word, EYELAND is a perspective-shifting musical experience at once elliptical and intangible yet still precise and powerfully personal.              

EYELAND is available now on Washington Square Records

For more, please visit www.lowanthem.com

         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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