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LOWER : New Autumn US & Canadian Dates With Merchandise

By Gerard on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Lower’s second visit to North America this year — and first since the release of ‘Seek Lower Climes’ — kicks off September 23 in Austin and runs through mid-October in Boston. All dates are in support of Tampa’s Merchandise.

(Lower at The Acheron, Brooklyn, May 30, 2014)

Tue. Sept. 23 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
Wed. Sept. 24 – Marfa, TX @ Padres
Thu. Sept. 25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
Fri. Sept. 26 – Tempe, AZ @ 51 West
Sat. Sept. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
Sun. Sept. 28 – San Diego, CA @ Kensington Club
Tue. Sept. 30 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
Wed. Oct. 1 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Fri. Oct. 3 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Sat. Oct. 4 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
Sun. Oct. 5 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Wed. Oct. 8 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
Thu. Oct. 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
Fri. Oct. 10 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Sat. Oct. 11 – St Louis, MO @ The Luminary Center for the Arts
Sun. Oct. 12 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Tue. Oct. 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Wed. Oct. 15 – Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar
Thu. Oct. 16 – Ottawa, ON @ House Of Targ
Fri. Oct. 17 – Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
Sat. Oct. 18 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott

Lower compiled a playlist of stuff they were listening to during the recording of ‘Seek Lower Climes’ ; it’s available for streaming thru Rdio.

‘Seek Lower Climes’ is available on LP, CD and digital formats from The Matador Store
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order ‘Seek Lower Climes’ from iTunes

Lower announce UK and European shows

By Stuart on Friday, June 20th, 2014

 

Following a fortnight of triumphant shows around Europe with Fucked Up and the release of their debut full length, Seek Warmer Climes (store link) Lower announce new live dates for July and August, bookended by shows with Chelsea Wolfe, with headline and festival appearances in between.

On sale today, the full run of shows are:

Wed 30 Jul – Magnolia, Milan, Italy (w/ Chelsea Wolfe) – Tickets
Thu 31 Jul – Feierwerk, Munich, Germany (w/ Chelsea Wolfe) – Tickets
Sat 02 Aug – Visions Festival, London, UK – Tickets
Sun 03 Aug – Bermuda Triangle, Brighton, UK – Tickets
Mon 04 Aug – Sunflower, Birmingham, UK
Tue 05 Aug – Broadcast, Glasgow, UK – Tickets
Wed 06 Aug – Castle, Manchester, UK – Tickets
Thu 07 Aug – OYA Festival, Oslo, Norway – Tickets
Sat 09 Aug – La Plage, Paris, France
Sun 10 Aug – Café Glocksee, Hannover, Germany (w/Chelsea Wolfe) – Tickets
Tue 12 Aug – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands (w/Chelsea Wolfe) – Tickets
Wed 13 Aug – Le Brass, Brussels, Belgium (w/Chelsea Wolfe) – Tickets
Fri 29 Aug – Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, DenmarkYouTube Preview Image

‘SEEK WARMER CLIMES’ OUT TODAY

By Rian on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Today Lower’s debut album ‘Seek Warmer Climes’ is out everywhere (Escho in Denmark, Big Love in Japan and Matador covering the other corners). The band recently wrapped up a tour in the US and are now in the UK playing shows with Fucked Up tonight and tomorrow. The New York times caught the band in New York and called them “a post-punk band in early metamorphosis, luxuriating in unease,” and describes their songs as “strong, stirring and ready” and “gnarled and fortressed.”

By Now: iTunes / Matador Store – first pressing of the LP on white Vinyl, includes a Lower pin, MP3 download card

 

 

VIDEO : Lower – “Tradition”

By Gerard on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The good folks at Consequence Of Sound have posted a longish interview with Lower drummer Anton Rothstein, along with premiering the above clip, a performance of “Tradition” (studio version found on ‘Seek Lower Climes’, out next Tuesday, June 17 on LP, CD and digital formats). If you’re inclined, you can stream ‘Seek Lower Climes’ from start to finish at Pitchfork Advance.

Preorder from iTunes BUY LINKS:
Preorder on LP or CD from the Matador Store: (first pressing of the LP on white vinyl, includes a Lower pin, MP3 download card)

Upcoming European dates after the jump :

Thu. June 12 – Monarch – Berlin, DE
Fri. June 13 – OT301 – Amsterdam, NL
Sun. June 15 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK (with Fucked Up)
Mon. June 16 – The Cluny – Newcastle, UK (with Fucked Up)
Tue. June 17 – Belgrave – Leeds, UK (with Fucked Up)
Wed. June 18 – Koko – London, UK (with Fucked Up)

Stream : Lower – ‘Seek Warmer Climes’ at Pitchfork Advance

By Gerard on Monday, June 9th, 2014

Lower‘s eagerly anticipated full length debut is out June 17 (June 16 in Europe) but streaming in full today at Pitchfork Advance.

TRACKLISTING
01 Another Life
02 Daft Persuasion
03 Lost Weight, Perfect Skin
04 Unkempt and Uncaring
05 Expanding Horizons (Dar Es Salaam)
06 Bastard Tactics
07 Soft Option
08 Craver
09 Tradition
10 Arrows

Preorder from iTunes BUY LINKS:
Preorder on LP or CD  from the Matador Store:  (first pressing of  the LP on white vinyl, includes a Lower pin, MP3 download card)

Upcoming European dates after the jump : (more…)

VIDEO : Lower – “Soft Option” from ‘Seek Warmer Climes’

By Gerard on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

While Lower are in the midst of their 2nd US tour (dates below, along with additional continental activity), here’s a clip for “Soft Option” (directed by Kristian Emdal) from the forthcoming ‘Seek Warmer Climes’, hitting stores/desktops/minds on June 17.

(download “Soft Option” at Lower’s site)

Pre-order ‘Seek Warmer Climes’ on iTunes, get an instant download of “Lost Weight, Perfect Skin”
Pre-order from Matador : (First pressing of  the LP on white vinyl, includes a Lower pin, MP3 download card)
Listen to “Lost Weight, Perfect Skin” here
Watch a performance of “Bastard Tactics” here

Wed. May 28 – Home Sweet Home – New York, NY
Thu. May 29 – Golden Tea House – Philadelphia, CA
Fri. May 30 – Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
Mon. June 9 – Islington Assembly – London, UK (with Merchandise)
Tue. June 10 – Point Ephemere – Paris, FR (with Merchandise)
Wed. June 11 – KOMMA – Stuttgart/Esslingen, DE
Thu. June 12 – Monarch – Berlin, DE
Fri. June 13 – OT301 – Amsterdam, NL
Sun. June 15 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK (with Fucked Up)
Mon. June 16 – The Cluny – Newcastle, UK (with Fucked Up)
Tue. June 17 – Belgrave – Leeds, UK (with Fucked Up)
Wed. June 18 – Koko – London, UK (with Fucked Up)

Iceage, Lower at Posh Isolation’s Nights In LA, US Tours Start Tommorrow

By Gerard on Thursday, May 15th, 2014

A sprawling lineup of Danish bands hit LA’s Church On York this week, neatly coinciding with the start of US tours for both Iceage and Lower. There’s a clip below of the former playing Copenhagen’s Insula Music last weekend — unless you’re a member of Iceage, you’ll note the presence of material you’ve not heard before.



ICEAGE

Sat -May 16 – The Church On York – Los Angeles, CA (with Lower, Puce Mary, Sexdrome)
Wed-May-21 Chicago IL Subterranean
Thurs-May-22 Cleveland OH Now That’s Class (Horrible Fest)
Fri-May-23 Philadelphia PA Moonbase Nix
Sat-May-24 Brooklyn NY Glasslands
Sun-May-25 New York NY Home Sweet Home

(Iceage at Insula Music, May 10)

(above : Iceage and Lower celebrate their respective arrivals in Los Angeles by breaking into Chris Lombardi’s champagne stash)

LOWER

Sat. May 17 – The Church On York – Los Angeles, CA (with Iceage, Puce Mary, Sexdrome)
Sun. May 18 – Wall Street – Phoenix, AZ
Mon. May 19 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
Tue. May 20 – Holland Project – Reno, NV
Wed. May 21 – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, CA
Thu. May 22 – 1234 Go! – Oakland, CA
Fri. May 23 – Munoz Boxing Gym – Bakersfield, CA
Sat. May 24 – E 7th Street – Los Angeles, CA
Tue. May 27 -Cafe 89, New Haven CT
Wed. May 28 – Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes) – New York, NY
Thu. May 29 – Golden Tea House – Philadelphia, CA
May 30 – L Cruor, Brooklyn, NY (with Dark Blue)
Tue. June 10 – Point Ephemere – Paris, FR
Sun. June 15 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK (with Fucked Up)
Mon. June 16 – The Cluny – Newcastle, UK (with Fucked Up)
Tue. June 17 – Belgrave – Leeds, UK (with Fucked Up)
Wed. June 18 – Koko – London, UK (with Fucked Up)

VIDEO : Lower – “Bastard Tactics” / Updated Tour Dates

By Gerard on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

The song itself is concerned with the pursuit of company in night life, and the realization that the way we have come to praise this is not always in vogue with what it really does to people. Loosing your true self and awkwardly resorting to bastard tactics to bring in game, is a universal feeling.
Human music, Copenhagen 2014.

“Bastard Tactics” is culled from Lower‘s forthcoming ‘Seek Warmer Climes’ LP/CD/digital album, out June 17 (June 16 in Europe)

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(available in Denmark via Escho)

Lower’s US tour kicks off Friday in Los Angeles with Iceage, followed by headlining dates on the West and East Coast.

Fri. May 16 – Sat. May 17 – The Church On York – Los Angeles, CA (with Iceage, Puce Mary, Sexdrome)
Sun. May 18 – Wall Street – Phoenix, AZ
Mon. May 19 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
Tue. May 20 – Holland Project – Reno, NV
Wed. May 21 – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, CA
Thu. May 22 – 1234 Go! – Oakland, CA
Fri. May 23 – Munoz Boxing Gym – Bakersfield, CA
Sat. May 24 – E 7th Street – Los Angeles, CA
Tue. May 27 -Cafe 89, New Haven CT
Wed. May 28 – Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes) – New York, NY
Thu. May 29 – Golden Tea House – Philadelphia, CA
May 30 L Cruor, Brooklyn, NY (with Dark Blue)
Tue. June 10 – Point Ephemere – Paris, FR
Sun. June 15 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK (with Fucked Up)
Mon. June 16 – The Cluny – Newcastle, UK (with Fucked Up)
Tue. June 17 – Belgrave – Leeds, UK (with Fucked Up)
Wed. June 18 – Koko – London, UK (with Fucked Up)

Perfume Genius, Lower and more for Visions Festival 2014

By Stuart on Monday, April 28th, 2014

There’s nothing British people like more than complaining about the weather.  Or when we do finally (hopefully) get a vitamin D boost, spending our time indoors at a summer festival – which is where we’ll be catching the newly announced Lower and Perfume Genius sets on August 2nd in London for Visions Festival 2014, the re-vamped Radfest.

Tickets are on sale now for the multi-venue East London all-dayer: http://visionsfestival.com/tickets.

Also see Perfume Genius at:

June 21-22, 2014 - Hostess Club Weekender – Tokyo, Japan (Tickets)
August 1-3, 2014 – OFF Festival – Katowice, Poland (Tickets)
August 29 – 31, 2014 – End Of The Road Festival – Wiltshire, UK (Tickets)

Hang out with Lower when they play:

Thurs. May 1 – Sun. May 4 – SPOT Festival – Aarhus, DK
Fri. May 16 – Sat. May 17 – The Church On York – Los Angeles, CA (with Iceage, Puce Mary, Sexdrome)
Sun. May 18 – Wall Street – Phoenix, AZ
Mon. May 19 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
Tue. May 20 – Holland Project – Reno, NV
Wed. May 21 – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, CA
Thu. May 22 – 1234 Go! – Oakland, CA
Fri. May 23 – Munoz Boxing Gym – Bakersfield, CA
Sat. May 24 – E 7th Street – Los Angeles, CA
Tue. May 27 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
Wed. May 28 – Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes) – New York, NY
Thu. May 29 – Golden Tea House – Philadelphia, CA
Fri. May 30 – Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
Tue. June 10 – Point Ephemere – Paris, FR (with Merchandise)
Sun. June 15 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK (with Fucked Up)
Mon. June 16 – The Cluny – Newcastle, UK (with Fucked Up)
Tue. June 17 – Belgrave – Leeds, UK (with Fucked Up)
Wed. June 18 – Koko – London, UK (with Fucked Up)

coming June 17: Lower ‘Seek Warmer Climes’, listen to “Lost Weight, Perfect Skin” now

By Robby on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

 

Following releases on 540, Escho and Blind Prophet, Lower‘s debut album ‘Seek Warmer Climes‘, will see release June 17th on Matador Records (Escho in Denmark, Big Love in Japan). The record sparkles with the harmonic dissonance and high-strung urgency of their underground rock forebears, but Copenhagen’s Lower ­– Adrian Toubro (vocals), Simon Formann (guitar), Kristian Emdal (bass) and Anton Rothstein (drums) – also channel the romance and drama of great singer-songwriters, from late-period Scott Walker to Bryan Ferry. The result is a hugely ambitious and affecting rock album that enters deeply personal and unusual sonic and topical spaces.

You don’t have to dig deep to hear how far Lower’s music sits from the traditional concerns of modern rock music. Toubro’s lyrics are finely wrought emotional dramas that, in their poetic construction and raw honesty of delivery. “Every song on the record deals in some way with personal development, be it emotional or cosmetic,” says Toubro. “How to act in different social contexts, and to acclimatize oneself into a given situation without losing face.”

Listen to the album’s third track, “Lost Weight, Perfect Skin” now

Pre-order ‘Seek Warmer Climes‘ – first pressing of the LP will be available on white vinyl

01. Another Life
02. Daft Persuasion
03. Lost Weight, Perfect Skin
04. Unkempt And Uncaring
05. Expanding Horizons (Dar Es Salaam)
06. Bastard Tactics
07. Soft Option
08. Craver
09. Tradition
10. Arrows

Ahead of release, the band will embark on a string US dates that will fall before the record’s release, as well as dates in the UK with Fucked Up.

Lower Tour Dates:

Thurs. May 1 – Sun. May 4 – SPOT Festival – Aarhus, DK
Fri. May 16 – Sat. May 17 – The Church On York – Los Angeles, CA (with Iceage, Puce Mary, Sexdrome)
Sun. May 18 – Wall Street – Phoenix, AZ
Mon. May 19 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
Tue. May 20 – Holland Project – Reno, NV
Wed. May 21 – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, CA
Thu. May 22 – 1234 Go! – Oakland, CA
Fri. May 23 – Munoz Boxing Gym – Bakersfield, CA
Sat. May 24 – E 7th Street – Los Angeles, CA
Tue. May 27 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
Wed. May 28 – Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes) – New York, NY
Thu. May 29 – Golden Tea House – Philadelphia, CA
Fri. May 30 – Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
Tue. June 10 – Point Ephemere – Paris, FR
Sun. June 15 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK (with Fucked Up)
Mon. June 16 – The Cluny – Newcastle, UK (with Fucked Up)
Tue. June 17 – Belgrave – Leeds, UK (with Fucked Up)
Wed. June 18 – Koko – London, UK (with Fucked Up)

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