Low: The Great Destroyer

The Great Destroyer

Low

  • US $25.99  

  • Release Date 19 October 2018
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Product code
RTRADLP206
Format
Double Vinyl LP
Label
Rough Trade

“From the ominous, post-punkish pulse and clang of opener ‘Monkey’, to the decidedly punky frustration of ‘Everybody’s Song’ and the unapologetic riffing of ‘California’, ‘The Great Destroyer’ pushes the band's sound on to thrilling new vistas” - The Guardian

Formed in 1993, Low are a trio from Duluth, Minnesota comprised of guitarist/vocalist Alan Sparhawk, percussionist/vocalist Mimi Parker and bassist Zak Sally.

Initially garnering attention as leaders of the ‘90s slowcore movement, Low went on to develop a sonic repertoire that incorporated pop, R&B and dissonant rock ‘n’ roll. With this kind of storied history, most people thought they had Low pegged. But then they turned in ‘The Great Destroyer’.

The band’s seventh full-length album, ‘The Great Destroyer’ is fascinating in that it blends the band’s austere melodies (‘On the Edge Of’, ‘Silver Rider’) with an aggressive guitar onslaught (‘Monkey’, ‘Everybody’s Song’) and even melds Low’s varied styles together into a single song (‘When I Go Deaf’).

Co-produced by Low and David Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev), ‘The Great Destroyer’ was a welcome surprise and, in the end, a rock ‘n’ roll revelation.

Now available once again on double vinyl.

Tracklist
Tracklist
1 Monkey  
2 California  
3 Everybody’s Song  
4 Silver Rider  
5 Just Stand Back  
6 On The Edge Of  
7 Cue The Strings  
8 Step  
9 When I Go Deaf  
10 Broadway (So Many People)  
11 Pissing  
12 Death Of A Salesman  
13 Walk Into The Sea  

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