Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Lower Share Studio Footage Of New Song, "Bastard Tactics"; Album Out 6/17 on Matador

As previously announced, Lower have signed to Matador Records and will be releasing their debut full-length, Seek Warmer Climes, on June 17th. They've shared the deeply evocative first single, "Lost Weight, Perfect Skin," giving those who may have forgotten the power and fragility of their music a swift reminder. Now we're excited to share some footage that puts faces to names, a magnificently shot and recorded studio session that features the band performing a previously unreleased track off their new album, "Bastard Tactics." It was premiered earlier today onStereogum.

The band had this to say about the song: "The song 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."
Watch the studio video for "Bastard Tactics":
Listen to "Lost Weight, Perfect Skin" here:
Pre-order from Matador here:

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)

"The new single off Seek Warmer Climates is just as fierce and dismal as we've come to expect from Lower, but with an added clarity and atmosphere." - Stereogum

"A tense rumination on aging and self-worth." - SPIN

"The song's inherently complex subject matter is made easier to swallow with a mix of crashing drums, jagged bass, and New Wave-meets-bar-rock guitar that's as dark and edgy as it is actually warm and poppy. It's almost like a more Avant garde version of The Clash, or a more menacing take on a very early The Cure. (How could you go wrong with either?)" - Consequence of Sound

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