LOW ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ONES AND SIXES – RELEASED 11TH SEPTEMBER ON SUB POP
STREAM “NO COMPRENDE” NOW
LOW TO PLAY THE ROUNDHOUSE, LONDON ON 10TH OCTOBER AS PART OF UK / EU TOUR
Sub Pop will release Low’s Ones and Sixes, the group’s latest studio effort, on CD / LP / DL worldwide 11th September 2015. The album, which features the standouts “No Comprende” [listen here], “What Part of Me,” “Gentle,” and “No End,” was co-produced by the band and engineer BJ Burton at Justin Vernon’s April Base Studios in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Low’s Alan Sparhawk had this offer about the new album: “In our 20+ years of writing songs, I’ve learned that no matter how escapist, divergent, or even transcendent the creative process feels, the result is more beholden to what is going on at the moment. It’s hard to admit that one is so influenced by what is in front of us. Doesn’t it come from something magical and far away? No, it comes from here. It comes from now. I’m not going to tell you what this record is about because I have too much respect for that moment when you come to know it for yourself.
“I will, however, tell you about how we made it. BJ contacted us a few years ago and invited us out to the studio where he works with Justin, Lizzo, and other artists. The studio is close to our home in Duluth, so it seemed tempting. Months later, I worked with BJ, producing the recent record by Trampled by Turtles. We got along and seemed to have similar curiosity about the possibilities for Low, so time was booked and songs finished. We tracked under the soft glow of laser discs playing lost classics like Point Break and Speed. Glenn Kotche from Wilco was there one day working on another record, so we had him in to play hand-percussion on a couple songs. Working 2 or 3 days at a time, leaving it with BJ, then back again for more, we don’t have the time or money to second-guess or pick from a pool of possibilities. This is the whole thought – the untamed truth. This is now. This is everything.”
Low has booked an extensive North American and European tour in support of Ones and Sixes They’ll play their largest headlining date in London’s iconic Roundhouse on 10th October. Additionally, Low’s first-ever tour of China will happen in June / July, they’ll play the Eaux Claires Festival in Eau Claire, WI (17th-18th July), the Perfect Sound Forever Fest in Bergen, Norway (3rd September), and further UK appearances at both the End of the Road and Electric Picnic festivals that month.
A comprehensive list of tour dates can be found here http://chairkickers.com/shows … UK and Ireland dates are as follows…
04-06 September – End Of The Road Festival, Wiltshire
04-06 September – Electric Picnic Festival, Stradbally (Ireland)
07 October – Cathedral, Manchester
08 October – Art School, Glasgow
10 October – Roundhouse, London
Low’s Ones and Sixes will be available from the Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, and Bandcamp. The limited “Loser Edition” of the LP on yellow vinyl will be available from select independent stores and megamart.subpop.com (while supplies last). There will also be two new T-shirt designs available, both as individual items and as part of CD and LP bundles.
For greater insight on Ones and Sixes, we encourage you to read Stereogum’s interview with Low’s Alan Sparhawk about the making of the new album http://www.stereogum.com/1810464/a-low-profile-alan-sparhawk-mimi-parker-on-their-new-album-ones-and-sixes/franchises/interview/
LOW ONES AND SIXES TRACKLISTING
2. No Comprende
3. Spanish Translation
5. No End
6. Into You
7. What Part of Me
8. The Innocents
9. Kid in the Corner