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Low — at Barby in Tel Aviv, Israel, Jan 26, 2015

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at Barby in Tel Aviv, Israel, Jan 26, 2015


Low Share King Britt Remix of “Fly”

Double Negative Out Now via Sub Pop

Jul 19, 2019

Low released a new album, Double Negative, last year via Sub Pop. It was our Album of the Week and #4 in our Top 100 Albums of 2018 list. Now they have shared a remix of the album's "Fly" by King Britt. More

Dec 30, 2018

And here we are, the end of another year. The last 12 months tried the patience of anyone who longed for civility in politics, with divisive policies and a president beloved by only his most ardent supporters.  More

Oct 31, 2018

Low released a new album, Double Negative, last month via Sub Pop. It was our Album of the Week. Now they have shared a creepy video for "Always Trying to Work It Out." Phil Harder directed the video, which intercuts footage of the band's Alan Sparhawk in a grocery store where everyone except him are wearing black masks with that of the band performing the song with an impressive light show behind them. More

Low Share Video for “Poor Sucker”

Double Negative Out Now via Sub Pop

Oct 04, 2018

Low released a new album, Double Negative, last month via Sub Pop. It was our Album of the Week. Now they have shared a video for "Poor Sucker." Karlos Rene Ayala directed the clip, which features the band's Alan Sparhawk getting his face painted while the camera is one static position. The image cuts between different face paint patterns to the music. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Kurt Vile, Villagers, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Low, and More

Plus Danielson, Jungle, Django Django, Farao, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 14, 2018

We spent the week wondering if Hurricane Florence was going to hit us here at our headquarters in Southwest Virginia. Lucky for us, it seems to have angled further south, and while we may still get some heavy rains and winds in the coming days and week, it likely won't be as devastating to Virginia as feared. More

My First Concert: Alan Sparhawk of Low

"The opening band was so disturbing that no one wanted to stand close to them."

Sep 14, 2018

Musical awakenings come in all forms. For an adolescent Alan Sparhawk in Bemidji, Minnesota, he has Minnesota punk legends The Suburbs to thank for opening his eyes (and ears). More

Album of the Week: Low

Double Negative Out Now via Sub Pop

Sep 14, 2018

Low released a new album, Double Negative, today via Sub Pop and it's our Album of the Week. Double Negative is the follow-up to 2015's Ones and Sixes. A press release announcing the album described Double Negative as Low's "most brazen, abrasive (and, paradoxically, most empowering) album." In our review of Double Negative, our writer Adam Turner-Heffer calls the album "their most inventive yet." More

Low Share Video for New Song “Rome (Always in the Dark)”

Double Negative Due Out Tomorrow via Sub Pop

Sep 13, 2018

Low are releasing a new album, Double Negative, tomorrow (September 14) via Sub Pop. Now they have shared a video for a new song from the album, "Rome (Always in the Dark)." Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson directed the abstract video, which takes a collage approach and doesn't feature the band. More

Low - Stream the New Album a Week Early

Double Negative Due Out September 14 via Sub Pop

Sep 06, 2018

Low are releasing a new album, Double Negative, next Friday (September 14) via Sub Pop. Now you can stream the whole thing a week early. Head over to NPR to stream it via their First Listen series. Also below are the band's upcoming tour dates. More

Under the Radar Announces Issue 64 with Kamasi Washington on the Cover

Issue 64 Out Now and Also Includes Interviews with Interpol, Beach House, Wild Nothing, Death Cab for Cutie, Suede, Natalie Prass, Ethan Hawke vs. Phosphorescent, Christine and the Queens, Low, Snail Mail, and Much More

Aug 31, 2018

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, which is out now nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere) and available to buy directly from us here. The issue features Kamasi Washington on the cover. More

11 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Richard Reed Parry, Low, Kurt Vile, Suede, and More

Plus Cat Power, Wild Nothing, Still Corners, Mitski, Madeline Kenney, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 17, 2018

We took a break from Songs of the Week last week due to a little vacation by our publishers. So this week we are compiling the best songs of the last two weeks. Hence we couldn't contain the list to our usual Top 10, although we didn't do too badly, only expanding to a Top 11 and a few more honorable mentions than usual.  More

Low Share New Song “Disarray”

Double Negative Due Out September 14 via Sub Pop

Aug 16, 2018

Low are releasing a new album, Double Negative, on September 14 via Sub Pop. Now Low have shared the album's closing track, "Disarray." More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Madeline Kenney, Campdogzz, John Grant, Suede, and More

Plus The Lemon Twigs, Christine and the Queens, Phantastic Ferniture, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 13, 2018

Hello again. We haven't done a Songs of the Week for almost five weeks, since June 9. We were on vacation from mid to late June and then when we returned there really weren't enough compelling songs last week to justify doing Songs of the Week lists, mainly because of the July 4th holiday being smack dab in the middle of the week and so labels mainly avoided sharing new songs. More

Low Announce New Album and Tour, Share Atmospheric Videos for Three New Songs

Double Negative Due Out September 14 via Sub Pop; Watch Videos for “Quorum,” “Dancing and Blood,” and “Fly”

Jun 12, 2018

Low have announced a new album, Double Negative, and shared videos for three new songs, "Quorum," "Dancing and Blood," and "Fly." Double Negative is due out September 14 via Sub Pop. The three videos were released as one complete 14-minute piece, a triptych, as well as separately.  More

Feb 16, 2018

Low have shared a cover of the Al Green classic "Let's Stay Together." Proceeds from digital sales of the cover go to the Duluth, Minnesota branch of the NAACP. Listen below. More

SXSW Music 2018 Announces 570 More Artists

Low, Ought, Gaz Coombes, Girl Ray, Sunflower Bean, U.S. Girls, Hinds, and More Added to the List

Jan 10, 2018

SXSW (aka South By Southwest), the annual conference/festival in Austin, Texas, previously announced the first round of 2018 musical performers, as well as the second round. Now they have announced the third round of artists to be performing during the music portion (there's also film and interactive portions) in 2018 and it's a long list featuring 570 artists! More

Dec 01, 2016

Low's excellent new album, Ones and Sixes, came out on Sub Pop last fall. The band have a long history of releasing Christmas songs and even had a whole EP of them in 1999, the appropriately titled ChristmasMore

Watch: Low - “Into You” Video

Ones and Sixes Out Now via Sub Pop

Feb 01, 2016

Low's excellent new album, Ones and Sixes, came out on Sub Pop last fall. Now the band has shared a video for "Into You." Jim Burns and Beth Chalmers directed the clip, which was filmed at a show in Glasgow, Scotland. The video manipulates performance footage, taking it in a hazy direction. More

Watch: Low - “Lies” Video

Ones and Sixes Out Now via Sub Pop

Oct 08, 2015

Low's excellent new album, Ones and Sixes, came out on Sub Pop last month. Now the band has shared a video for "Lies." Manuel Aragon directed the clip and described it as such in a press release: "Diego is a jornalero - a day laborer, struggling to maintain his livelihood.  More

Stream the Full New Album from Low, “Ones and Sixes”

Ones and Sixes Due Out September 11 via Sub Pop

Sep 03, 2015

Low's new album, Ones and Sixes, is due out on Sub Pop next Friday (September 11). Previously the band have shared the tracks "No Comprende," "What Part of Me," and "Lies." Now you can stream the full album below, via NPR First ListenMore

Listen: Low - “Lies”

Ones and Sixes Due Out September 11 via Sub Pop

Aug 18, 2015

Low recently announced their new album, Ones and Sixes, which is due out on Sub Pop on September 11. Previously the band have shared "No Comprende" and "What Part of Me."  More

Under the Radar Announces August/September Issue with CHVRCHES on the Cover

Issue 54 Also Includes Interviews with New Order, Garbage, Foals, Beirut, Jesse Eisenberg, Low, FFS, Destroyer, Wolf Alice, Tamaryn, the Casts of Fear the Walking Dead and Wet Hot American Summer, and More

Aug 07, 2015

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the August/September 2015 issue, which is available digitally now (via Under the Radar's app and the magazine apps Zinio, Readly, and Readbug), has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It features CHVRCHES on the cover. Garbage's Shirley Manson discusses the 20th anniversary of the band's self-titled debut album. We talk to the creators and various cast members of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Star Cliff Curtis and producer Gale Anne Hurd talk about The Walking Dead companion series Fear the Walking Dead. The issue also includes interviews with Beach House, New Order, Foals, Beirut, Jesse Eisenberg, Low, FFS, Destroyer, Wolf Alice, Tamaryn, Telekinesis, Ducktails, DRINKS, Briana Marela, LA Priest, Jaakko Eino KaleviChelsea Wolfe, and more.  More

Listen: Low - “What Part of Me”

Ones and Sixes Due Out September 11 via Sub Pop

Aug 03, 2015

Low recently announced their new album, Ones and Sixes, which is due out on Sub Pop on September 11. Back when it was announced the band shared "No Comprende." Now they have shared another song from the album, "What Part of Me." More

Jun 23, 2015

The ever durable Low have announced a new album and has shared a song from it, "No Comprende." Ones and Sixes is due out on Sub Pop on September 11 and was co-produced by Low and engineer BJ Burton in Eau Claire, Wisconsin at Justin Vernon's April Base Studios. More

Jan 31, 2015

On Jan 26, Low performed at Barby in Tel Aviv, Israel.  More

Listen: Low Cover Rihanna

Proceeds Go to Rock For Kids

Sep 12, 2013

Because Rihanna is the artist to cover (right Zola JesusBat For Lashes, and Jessie Ware?) Low recently took on the singer’s single “Stay.”  More

Jun 13, 2013

Minnesota trio Low have premiered a music video for "Plastic Cup," the latest single off their new album The Invisible Way. More

Listen: Low - “Just Make It Stop”

Off Upcoming Album The Invisible Way

Jan 09, 2013

Celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band this year Low will soon release their 10th studio album The Invisible Way. More

Nov 28, 2012

Reaching the 20 year mark as a band together in 2013 Minnesota trio Low have announced that they will reach the milestone with a new album titled The Invisible Way. More

Watch: Low’s “Especially Me”

Riding the Rails With Low

Aug 17, 2011

Today, Low released the video for “Especially Me,” the second track receive the visual treatment from recently released album, C’mon. We have the clip.  More

Low Perform Acoustic NPR Set

"Tiny Desk Concert" Features Three Songs from C'Mon

May 26, 2011

Low stopped by NPR to perform a "Tiny Desk Concert."  More

Watch: Low’s “Try to Sleep” (Featuring John Stamos)

Just Your Average Drive in the Country…Right?

Apr 13, 2011

File this one under “That’s so crazy it might just work.” Actor John Stamos stars in Low’s new music video for C’mon track, “Try and Sleep." Yup.  More

C’mon Low, Tour!

Oh Look, They Are!

Feb 02, 2011

Low is heading out on a worldwide tour in support of forthcoming album C’mon (out April 12 via Sub Pop). We have the dates.  More

C’mon: Low to Release New Album

April 12, 2011 Via Sub Pop

Jan 20, 2011

Low recently finished new album C’mon—due out April 12 via Sub Pop. We have the details.  More

Pygmalion Music Festival Announces Lineup and Schedule

From September 16th to 19th, Illinois is the Place to Be for Iron & Wine, The Antlers, My Brightest Diamond, Low, etc.

Aug 13, 2009

Longing for one last summer-ish experience? Well, if you're in Champaign-Urbana Illinois, the fifth annual Pygmalion Music Festival has you covered. A mere $60 dollars gets you four days of music, including such notable indie bands as Iron & Wine, The Books, My Brightest Diamond, The Antlers, Headlights, Wavves, BLK JKS, Autolux, Low, Japandroids, YACHT, and Ra Ra Riot. We have the full lineup and schedule. More


Low on “Double Negative”

Pushing the Boundaries

Nov 08, 2018

If you're looking for someone to congratulate (or blame), Alan Sparhawk points to Dave Fridmann. It was over a decade ago when Sparhawk and his wife Mimi Parker, the core members of Low, joined forces with Fridmann, the famed producer for The Flaming Lips, Sparklehorse, and Sleater-Kinney among others, for the first of two consecutive albums, 2005's The Great Destroyer and 2007's Drums and Guns. More

2015 Artist Survey: Low

Alan Sparhawk on Music Streaming, Childhood Memories, Star Wars, and the Genius of Taylor Swift

Feb 16, 2016

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Alan Sparhawk of Low. The band's latest album, Ones and Sixes, was released in 2015 via Sub Pop.  More

Nov 17, 2015

Alan Sparhawk says I caught him on a chatty day, something that seems to surprise him as much as it does me. Knowing him only through the 11 resolutely inward-looking albums he has made with Mimi Parker, his wife and co-leader in Low, I don't expect him to be quite so outgoing and approachable.  More

Nov 16, 2015

After 22 years as one-half of the husband-and-wife songwriting team in Low, vocalist/guitarist Alan Sparhawk has developed a thesis on longevity. Bands that have been around so long inevitably fall into one of two categories: they either survive by carving out a distinctly identifiable sound and repeating it over and over, or they never allow their aesthetic to fully congeal and attempt to reinvent themselves with each release. More


Double Negative

Double Negative

Sub Pop

Sep 11, 2018

Incredibly, 2018 marks Low's 25th year in existence. The Duluth, Minnesota trio have continued to steadfastly craft their niche and throughout remained a steady pair of hands to guide you through their traverses of dark and light alike.  More

Ones and Sixes

Ones and Sixes

Sub Pop

Sep 08, 2015

Mimi Parker and Alan Sparhawk and their bassist (Steve Garrington has served in the role since 2011) have long been making only two kinds of records; completely essential, passionate, cohesive and cogent statements, or those that are merely excellent and serve as a nice collection of tunes. More

Green Man Festival 2013 - Edwyn Collins, The Horrors, Low, Fuck Buttons, Band of Horses, and more

Sep 06, 2013

The Green Man Festival has, in the 10 years since its inception, evolved from a one-day, 300-capacity campfire folk show into a week-long, eclectic event playing home to some 22,000 guests. Amongst British festival-goers it has a reputation as one of the summer's highlights and is spoken of as being a world away from the laddish, lager lout-infested, drug-peddling havens that make up the larger part of the Brit festival circuit. More

The Invisible Way

The Invisible Way


Mar 18, 2013

Gradual change is rare for most groups, but Duluth, MN trio Low has morphed from a slowcore band into a folk-tinged rock outfit over its 20 years of existence. Like most indie bands, Low will trot out a new production style or genre experiment alongside each full-length release. More