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Lower Dens: Escape From Evil


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From Pitchfork:
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“It would be fair to call Lower Dens a bit cerebral—their breakthrough single was, after all, a Krautrock cruiser with no chorus called “Brains”. The first single from their third LP, Escape From Evil, is still very much a Lower Dens song, but the muted steel and stone textures have been swapped out for neon colouring and harmonies with brilliant sheen. All of which is to be expected from a record that enlists Chris Coady, Ariel Reichtstad and John Congleton, producers responsible for about 85% of all indie-rock crossovers in the past three years. In turn, Hunter’s singing about the most commonplace subject in rock music: “I’m not crying/ I’m just glad to be alive/ Time will turn the tide.” On “To Die in L.A.”, it’s not the same city that serves as a backdrop for Father John Misty, Lana Del Rey, and Tobias Jesso, Jr.’s recent laments of high hopes and low bottoms. It’s more a space of vulnerability, one that can still be infiltrated by Hollywood symbolism even after decades of clichéd exposure, irony and metacritique. In short, it’s the crack in a broken heart.”
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Escape From Evil is out March 31 via Ribbon Music; check out “To Die In L.A.” below.
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About foamhands

My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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