Sonic Diet

WMSE Song of the Day (Tune In Turn Up): Low “Witches”


No musical group does American gothic quite so well as Minnesota’s Low, the trio who has taken it upon themselves to bend and shape somber-toned compositions since the 90’s. Their latest, C’mon [Sub Pop], is a slow-burner, filled to the brim with space and languid weight, more akin to 2001’s Things We Lost in the Fire than 2007’s Drums & Guns, the vocal trades and mix-ups between Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker just as stunning as ever. Folkloric symbolism and simplified instrumentation (listen for banjo on the track, “Witches”, below) brings Low full-circle for an album full of impact.


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