Our new video for “Plastic Cup” directed by Ryley Fogg premiered at NPR First Watch. You can check it out below.
Friends, in case you missed it, here’s “Waiting” from Later with Jools Holland:
We’ve also recently announced shows in August in Ireland and the United Kingdom just after Pukkelpop and a UK tour in November just before ATP’s End of an Era Festival. Details for all shows are available here.
16 Aug – Hasselt, BE – Pukkelpop
17 Aug – Glanusk, UK – Green Man Festival
19 Aug – Cork, IE – Cyprus Ave
20 Aug – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s
21 Aug – Belfast, UK – Empire Music Hall
4 Nov – Rome, IT – Sala Petrassi (Auditorium Parco della Musica)
5 Nov – Florence, IT – Teatro Puccini
6 Nov – Milan, IT – Teatro Martinitt
7 Nov – Zurich, CH – Bogen F
8 Nov – Lausanne, CH – Le Bourg
9 Nov – Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur
11 Nov – Groningen, NL – Stadsschouwburg
12 Nov – Nijmegen, NL – Lux
13 Nov – Leuven, BE – Het Depot
14 Nov – Cambridge, UK – Junction
15 Nov – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
16 Nov – Sheffield, UK – Queen’s Social Club
18 Nov – Liverpool, UK – Anglican Cathedral
19 Nov – Edinburgh, UK – Queens Hall
20 Nov – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
21 Nov – Norwich, UK – Arts Centre
22-24 Nov – Camber Sands, UK – ATP Festival
Jun. 17 – Washington, DC – Sixth & I Synagogue - On Sale Fri 4/19
Jun. 18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar - On Sale Sat 4/20
Jun. 19 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg - On Sale Fri 4/19
Jun. 20 – Hamden, CT – Spaceland Ballroom – On Sale Fri 5/3
Jun. 21 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live - On Sale Fri 4/19
We’ve also got a new video directed by Philip Harder for “Just Make It Stop“.
The story behind the shows:
The pairing was inspired by a fan’s tweet, who suggested the two pair up for his “dream show”. Both active on Twitter, Low and Mike engaged in the tweet and soon decided it was high time for a rematch as both artists had toured with each other in the past (during Doughty’s time with Soul Coughing).
Low frontman Alan Sparhawk says of the pairing: ”We are excited to be doing shows this June with our friend Mike Doughty. We first met when his band Soul Coughing brought us on tour years ago. I had heard them. They were like nothing else going on, every piece of the picture was fresh and on the edge – crazy/deep rhythm, samples/noise, word-play and melody. Their influence and friendship over the years has been priceless and dear to us, and Mike’s lyrical/vocal grace has always been a level to which I measure and aspire to. The vocal does matter and it can be awesome.”
Mike Doughty offers this: “The first time I heard Low, I played before them at CBGB in 1993. I remember leaning up against the wall of the dressing room, behind the stage, and feeling their warm, huge, slow sound vibrating the building. Soon after that, I contacted their producer, Mark Kramer from Shimmy Disc, and made my first solo album, “Skittish,” with an explicit mission of replicating the reverbed, dreamy sound of their earliest recordings. Low and Soul Coughing toured together a couple of years after that; we became fast friends, and I remain a massive fan.”
Friends, we’re happy to announce the Low Movie (How To Quit Smoking), twenty years of music videos and short films with director Phillip Harder. Tickets are available for the Minneapolis / Saint Paul Film Festival premiere along with an intimate show following the film at aster cafe. You can also RSVP to the facebook event here.
Here’s the trailer to the film:
The limited “Loser Edition red vinyl” LP version of The Invisible Way is out of stock at subpop.com but is available at select independent retailers on March 19th. Call your local record store for availability. Also available with purchase of The Invisible Way at select retailers is The Visible End, a free 4-song CDEP, featuring 3 alternate takes of album tracks and one instrumental piece inspired by the album track “Clarence White.” Same deal as with the Loser Edition LP: call your local record store on release day for availability of The Visible End. The Visible End is also available at subpop.com (while supplies last).
We’re out on tour in support of The Invisible Way now. A full list of US and EU tour dates is below and details for each show including support and ticketing links can be found here.
Enjoy the record, and we’ll see you soon,