Friday, April 17, 2009

Low Anthem set to re-release debut LP, offer "Charlie Darwin"

The Low Anthem are a Rhode Island-based folk trio that make beautiful, haunting music that has won them some critical acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone and NPR despite their very limited reach. Now, the group will re-release their debut album, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, on June 9th through Nonesuch Records in a re-sequenced and newly remastered package. The band are currently on the road over on the East Coast in support of the album and you can see dates below.

Also, the band are offering a free tune from the album called Charlie Darwin, which you can download here. The song features simple instrumentation underlining the absolutely breathtaking harmony and introspective lyrics. The three musicians use a somewhat unusual selection of instruments on the album, including a zither, pump organ, Tibetan singing bowl, and an oil drum, and their unique folk sound is, from what I've heard, consistently stunning.

Charlie Darwin (MP3)

Sat Apr 18 Boston, MA - Record Store Day - Newbury Comics In-Store
Fri Apr 24 Providence, RI - Lupos w/Elvis Perkins in Dearland & Deer Tick
Sat Apr 25 Burlingston, VT - Higher Ground w/Elvis Perkins in Dearland
Mon Apr 27 Montreal, QC - II Motore w/Elvis Perkins in Dearland
Wed Apr 29 Toronto, ONT - Horseshoe Tavern w/Elvis Perkins in Dearland
Thurs Jun 11 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
Mon Jun 15 New York, NYC - Bowery Ballroom