Monday, 21 February 2011

The Low Anthem: Smart Flesh


Today we see the release of "Smart Flesh" by 'The Low Anthem', follow up to their critically-lauded debut "Oh My God, Charlie Darwin".

The album was mainly recorded in an empty pasta sauce factory in Central Falls, Rhode Island along with some further tracking in a former reptile breeder's garage which the band dubbed 'the gator pit'.
“We knew right away when we stepped into the factory that the space was really the main instrument for the whole record” says Miller. “The resonance was chilling. We were able to experiment with new recording techniques to capture the sound at different distances. Mics 100-200 feet away caught the sound barrelling across the room.” The Low Anthem are fascinated with tone and timbre.

Since the release of “Oh My God, Charlie Darwin”, The Low Anthem have headlined Shepherd’s Bush Empire and played shows with artists such as Iron and Wine, The National and Emmylou Harris. They’ve made TV appearances on both Later with Jools Holland and David Letterman and in June won MOJO Magazine’s Breakthrough Award. No doubt the Providence 4 piece will have just as much success with this album too.

“Smart Flesh” is released today (21st February) on Bella Union records in the UK/Europe, and on Nonesuch records in the US.

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