On Thursday, March 7 at 7:00pm, Jeff Tweedy will join us at saki in Chicago for “Off the Record”, a partnership between saki and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. We’ll be playing some stripped down tracks off The Invisible Way, and answering some questions along with Jeff about the making of The Invisible Way. The event is free and open to the public, admittance will be on a first-come first-served basis.
In case you missed it, here’s a video of “Plastic Cup” filmed by the AV Club at saki.
We’re excited to share with you another track off The Invisible Way, “So Blue”. You can listen to the song here and below.
We are asking your help to create a video for “So Blue”. The video will be comprised of your photos inspired by the song “So Blue” and submitted through our Facebook profile at www.facebook.com/lowmusic or on Twitter using Twitpic or Instagram. Make sure to tag @lowtheband and include #lowsoblue on Twitter. You folks are a boundlessly creative bunch and we’re excited to see how this inspiration manifests itself in your photo interpretations. Photos need to be submitted by March 12th in order to be considered for inclusion in the video. Thanks for playing along.
Happy to announce we’ll be playing Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival the weekend of June 21st – 23rd at Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA. Early bird tickets are on sale now here, and you can read more about the lineup here.
You can now pre-order The Invisible Way through Sub Pop, iTunes, and Amazon. When you preorder via Sub Pop you’ll get two special features: a) you will get a code to stream the album in it’s entirety on subpop.com, and b) you will receive a special bonus CD, The Visible End, featuring three demos of tracks off the new album and an instrumental variation on “Clarence White”:
1. So Blue (So Young)
2. Clarence White (demo)
3. Holy Ghost (demo)
4. Clarence What?
We’ve also been busy in the A/V room and have put together another trailer for the album:
Below are a full list of tour dates, and you can get more information about each show at www.chairkickers.com.
Sat Mar 16 – The Great Hall – Toronto, ON+ - Buy Tickets
Wed Mar 20 – Society for Ethical Culture – New York, NY* - Buy Tickets
Fri Mar 22- Metro – Chicago, IL+ - Buy Tickets
Sat Mar 23- Fitzgerald Theatre – St. Paul, MN^ -Buy Tickets
Fri Mar 29 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO% - Buy Tickets
Sat Mar 30 – Velour – Provo, UT% - Buy Tickets
Tue Apr 2 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA% - Buy Tickets
Wed Apr 3 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA% - Buy Tickets
Fri Apr 5 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR% - Buy Tickets
Sat Apr 6 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA% - Buy Tickets
Wed Apr 24, 2013 – Glee Club – Birmingham, UK& - Buy Tickets
Thurs Apr 25, 2013 – Central Methodist Hall – Manchester, UK& - Buy Tickets
Fri Apr 26, 2013 – The Sage Gateshead – Gateshead, UK& - Buy Tickets
Sat Apr 27, 2013 – Classic Grand – Glasgow, UK& - Buy Tickets
Mon Apr 29, 2013 – Trinity – Bristol, UK& - Buy Tickets
Tue Apr 30, 2013 – Barbican – London, UK& - Buy Tickets
Thurs May 2, 2013 – Loppen – Copenhagen, DK - Buy Tickets
Fri May 3, 2013 – Debaser – Stockholm, SE - Buy Tickets
Sat May 4, 2013 – Bla – Oslo, NO - Buy Tickets
Tue May 7, 2013 – La Maroquinerie – Paris, FR - Buy Tickets
Wed May 8, 2013 – Botanique – Brussels, BE - Buy Tickets
Thurs May 9, 2013 – Paradiso De Duif – Amsterdam, NL - Buy Tickets
Fri May 10, 2013 – Zoom – Frankfurt, DE - Buy Tickets
Sat May 11, 2013 – Teatro Antoniano – Bologna, IT - Buy Tickets
Mon May 13, 2013 – Casino de la Alianca – Barcelona, ES - Buy Tickets
Tue May 14, 2013 – Teatro La Rambleta – Valencia, ES - Buy Tickets
Wed May 15, 2013 – Teatro de las Esquina – Zaragoza, ES - Buy Tickets
Thurs May 16, 2013 – Joy Eslara – Madrid, ES - Buy Tickets
Fri May 17, 2013 – Lava – Valladolid, ES - Buy Tickets
Sat May 18, 2013 – Atabal – Biarritz, FR - Buy Tickets
+Autumn Owls open
*The Wordless Music Series, ACME String Quartet opens
+WXRT presents, Geoff Farina opens
^The Current Presents An evening with Low, featuring members of Trampled by Turtles + an interview with Mark Wheat
%Thalia Zedek opens
&HEBRONIX opens (Daniel Blumberg from YUCK)
“Just Make It Stop” is now available for free download here – forward this along to some friends.
Don’t forget that Alan is tweeting these days, you can follow him and Low at @lowtheband.
We’re excited to share with you two tracks off the forthcoming The Invisible Way coming on March 19th in the US and March 18th ex-US on Sub Pop Records:
“Just Make It Stop” can be streamed and downloaded in the widget in the top right corner of this site.
“Plastic Cup” can be streamed on NPR Music.
The full track listing:
Just Make It Stop
On My Own
To Our Knees
We are excited to release our next record The Invisible Way on March 19, 2013 (March 18 in the UK) on Sub Pop Records. The record was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, engineered by Tom Schick and recorded in Wilco’s studio The Loft in Chicago, IL, this fall.
“While driving through Chicago on tour, we finally stopped to visit Wilco at their studio, The Loft. They had invited us to come check it out several times over the years, but this would finally be the day…What really converted us was hearing the new Mavis Staples tracks they were working on – big, simple, raw and intimate. Plans were made then and there.” – Alan
We also have a new six-song live set called Plays Nice Places for you to download that includes a new song called “Waiting” and a version of “Words” featuring Death Cab for Cutie’s Benjamin Gibbard on bass and vocals. The songs were recorded at various historic theaters on our April 2012 tour with DCFC. Download Plays Nice Places in the widget off to your right and feel free to share it with a friend who would enjoy. The track listing is below:
Words (featuring Benjamin Gibbard*)
*Benjamin Gibbard appears courtesy of Atlantic Records