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RE: Low | from az galApr 29 2005 - 17:28

oh but i like 'the great destroyer' it has a deep thrumming urgency like a storm is coming in. i also like 'sweet name' and 'the things we lost in the fire' but on quiet summer nights when the only other sound you hear is the crickets.

RE: Low | from Ah haApr 17 2005 - 08:39

The exception that proves the rule.

RE: Low | from bubbaApr 17 2005 - 06:36

I'm a drummer in Boise, and I'm totally in to country metal. I never thought I'd find anyone who shares my complicated influences.

RE: Low | from Hah hah hahApr 17 2005 - 02:34

Did you spend a really long time deciding which thread would be best to post your request in, before deciding that your thrash metal mumblings would be best placed in a thread dedicated to an insipid, ball-less country & western group?

Or are you just fucking stupid?

RE: Low | from Guitar PlayerApr 16 2005 - 22:16

are any of you guys drummers who are interested in joining a thrash or metal band? i live in melba and my bass player lives in murphy. we don't have great gear but we really want to get something together.

RE: Low | from Seth HowardFeb 22 2005 - 16:51

I just got the new one. I've only given it one listen so far, but to me it's not so much the mastering (Greg Calbi), but the production ( Dave Fridmann) that I don't care for that much. It's also lacking in those perfect Low melodies, and their harmonizing, as much as I love it, is becoming predictable. I'm not at all opposed to the idea of Low rocking out. I just think they could have done a better job at it.

RE: Low | from AndrewFeb 19 2005 - 21:32

I still like Low, but not as much as I used to. I have to admit the sound on the new one bothers me too. It's just really trashy in a bad way. I'm agreed with JB.

RE: Low | from EricFeb 17 2005 - 14:44

Long time Low fan. actually interviewed them twice as a director at a radio station. very nice people.

Still trying to figure the new one out. First song has keyboards that sound a LOT like early Cure keyboards. Planning on giving it a few more listens.

They definitely are very good live. (someone made the point earlier)

Don't give up on 'em though! They are very talented...imo.

RE: Low | from johnFeb 11 2005 - 13:33

"the curtain hits the cast" is low's best album, yes. always surprised people aren't as familiar w/ it. have not heard the new one yet. check out their chairkickers label for other good stuff.

RE: Low | from RaztroFeb 08 2005 - 20:24

Good one, adam...Haha!

Well, I still love Trembling Blue Stars..That's really it.

RE: Low | from adamFeb 08 2005 - 12:28

So much for Sub Pop? What about red house.... oh wait. nevermind

RE: Low | from JBFeb 08 2005 - 00:19

Can't get into it.

They have been one of my favorite band for years, but pretty much have lost me now.

I just think think a band of this caliber is heading the wrong direction..

Give me "Songs for a dead Pilot" anyday...

So much for Sub Pop...

RE: Low | from RaztroFeb 06 2005 - 12:54

The new Parker and Lily makes up for the incredibly shitty Low record. I can't even listen to that, it's complete crap. I can't believe it was their idea. Anyway, get the new Parker and Lily, it's amazing. :)

RE: Low | from HNBFeb 06 2005 - 11:17

I like the new LOW Album a lot, and at the moment I am listening to it for about the fifteenth time since I bought it. At first I was a bit sceptical because I had read about how the sound of LOW has changed. When I listened to the album for the second time it just felt as wonderful like listening to „Secret Name“, „Things We Lost In The Fire“ or „Trust“.

„The Great Destroyer“ is definetely a LOW Album and sounds just like that. And to me it sounds GOOD. The sound is not nearly as bad as Alex tried to suggest, and I like that LOW have added some sort of brazen brutality here and there. My favourite track at the moment is „Pissing“, where LOW combine their loveable melodies and beautiful singing with a nice dose of feedback and noise.

„The Great Destroyer“ is the first really GREAT Album of 2005.

RE: Low | from m2Feb 04 2005 - 12:56

heheh, not being a huge Low fan, and not knowing any better, i accidentally misread that title JR mentioned as

RE: Low | from JR OlssonFeb 04 2005 - 03:21

EDM is a favourite of mine. I think Jefferson at rest is brilliant. So is The Sonograph EP.

But I have yet to hear their new album All Harm Ends Here. Though I gotta say I wasn't too impressed by the mp3s found at the Secretly Canadian website.

They seem to have a new drummer. Adam - are you referring to him or the previous one? The drummer on Jefferson is steady as a rock.

...and when it comes to Low I am not too inspired to buy their new album. Do they have the same instrumental lineup as on earlier records?

RE: Low | from adamFeb 03 2005 - 09:24

I'm talkin about their latest full-length (the name escapes me now) they're coming to my neck of the woods soon, looking forward to checkin them out live. great drummer.

RE: Low | from RipFeb 02 2005 - 19:39

Adam - are you talking the Sonograph EP or their new one? I had such a hard time buying the EP from their Mexican hookup. I e-mailed the band and they hooked me up with it.

BTW the EP is great.

RE: Low | from adamFeb 02 2005 - 13:26

i like the new low.

anyone check out the new early day miners record? it's the best release i've heard this year - so far.

RE: Low | from CodreanuFeb 02 2005 - 11:28

Wow, Alex, reading this almost makes me glad to be largely insensible to these things. The derision that this album has recieved from fans coupled with what I have heard of it had already put me off from this album. I suppose that you have, in a sense, reconfirmed my dismissal by the above. On a positive note: the new Parker and Lily --released likewise on Jan. 25-- is quite impressive. Here are a couple of mp3s: http://www.parkerandlily.com/audiofiles/thelowlows.mp3 http://www.parkerandlily.com/audiofiles/iamagun.mp3

RE: Low | from Alex NiedtFeb 02 2005 - 10:21

Some guy from Subpop told me that Low attended the mastering sessions and that was how they wanted it so sound. I think that's BS, though. If you want something to sound terrible and distorted, run it through a crappy fuzz pedal, not a limiter turned up to complete square waveforms.

RE: Low | from CFFeb 01 2005 - 12:46

I also heard that the new LOW was trash. I'm yet to hear it myself. Their best album IMO is Long Division, followed by Curtain/Cast. Best tracks: violence, shame, turn, waltz, coatails (kills me each and every time), sunflower, lazy, dinosaur act. I have seen them 4 or 5 times, mostly with Idaho, including meeting them at an in-store. Truly lovely people. Alan also wrote me back a personal letter to one I wrote to them with praise/questions. The bassist's name is Zak, BTW.

RE: Low | from musical scientistFeb 01 2005 - 11:07

Mr. Niedt, if the first 6 tracks of the new Low CD make you want to kill yourself, I would strongly advise against you listening to the rest of the tracks on the CD.

RE: Low | from ludditeJan 31 2005 - 17:24

that's progress for you. they must be mastering for ipods these days...

RE: Low | from Seth HowardJan 31 2005 - 15:39

Well that bums me out. I still want to hear it though.

RE: Low | from Alex NiedtJan 31 2005 - 15:17

I got the new CD, "The Great Destroyer". I think it's really good, but I can't be sure because IT FUCKING SOUNDS LIKE COMPLETE SHIT, GOD DAMMIT!!!!!

Seriously, I've never heard a CD so compressed/limited/squashed/, and above all, DISTORTED TO ALL HELL. The sound is completely ruined beyond belief, to the point where I haven't even gotten past the first six tracks yet without wanting to kill myself. Even the quietest parts are nearly distorted. And the loudest parts sound like my $5000 studio speakers are about to blow the fuck up. Anything percussive is completely squashed into nothing, and all sonic detail and clarity is obliterated. It's supposed to be a goddamn Low CD, not rap or nu-metal. God, it pisses me off. Fuck Sub Pop and whoever their A&R reps are or whoever forced the mastering engineer to ruin a CD by such a good band.

RE: Low | from maybemonkeyFeb 09 2004 - 17:48

Prefer to think of everyone as lovely wazzocks.

RE: Low | from nopeFeb 09 2004 - 14:56


RE: Low | from yepFeb 09 2004 - 13:40

nope, you're a waste of this board's space and everyone's time

RE: Low | from nopeFeb 09 2004 - 08:32

you are all boobs.

RE: Low | from jFeb 08 2004 - 00:33

i think that secret name is the pinnacle of low for me. mood meets songs. real strong as a whole and "will the night" gives me shivers.

RE: Low | from David T.Jan 31 2004 - 22:23

I heard "little drummer boy" on the gap commercial, but I thought it sounded really weird, like they put distortion on the entire song or something.

RE: Low | from gibbsJan 29 2004 - 13:11

yeah, it wasnt a purchase (the christmas album), a friend of mine taped it for me (yup, still listening to tapes)
they do some beautiful versions of little drummer boy and other xmas standards on it.

is there a date posted for the expected release of the low tribute album?

RE: Low | from David T.Jan 28 2004 - 12:28

I like TCHTC. I've haven't heard the Christmas thing though. I don't think I'd buy it.

RE: Low | from AndrewJan 28 2004 - 12:26

I like some of "Christmas" but it's definitely a bit odd.

RE: Low | from Alex NiedtJan 28 2004 - 09:43

1996, between Long Division and Christmas. I can't really listen to the Christmas album more than once, and only during the holidays. It's interesting to hear though.

RE: Low | from gibbsJan 28 2004 - 04:41

i had a chance to see low once in louisville and lets just say the crowd was a bit too loud for their music. at one point a pissed off Alan made a comment about everyone needing to "go back to the tractor pulls", the bassist (cant remember his name) even played the second half of the show with his back to the crowd.
after the show i went up tp Alan and told him that i thought it was a beautiful show and hoped he wouldnt leave louisville with a bad taste in his mouth. he seemed pretty cool about it in person.
Curtain hits the cast? when did that album come out? has anyone heard their christmas album? It's one of my favorites right now.

RE: Low | from AndrewJan 26 2004 - 11:27

Not what I meant, but think what you will.

RE: Low | from DeanJan 26 2004 - 04:38

Oh no: not again.
Low really fly when you see them live. the records can be a bit too sterile.

RE: Low | from nopeJan 25 2004 - 23:37

andrew--wow, that's pretty ignorant to comment on somebody's beliefs in that manner and context...

RE: Low | from JeanJan 25 2004 - 23:22

Everyone should hear "Do You Know How To Waltz?" off The Curtain Hits The Cast. It'll turn your blood to ice water.

RE: Low | from AndrewJan 24 2004 - 22:52

Wow. That seems really stupid considering what six figures could do for furthering your musical success.

RE: Low | from stemsJan 24 2004 - 19:40

I can only take so much Low, though I have a lot of their stuff (a favorite of my wife's).

I think "Curtain Hits the Cast" has my favorite songs by them on it.

Not that it matters, but they are real heavy Mormons. They turned down a 6-figure offer to have one of their songs used in a japanese beer ad, but then turned around and let the Gap use their music.

I just find that odd.

RE: Low | from Alex NiedtJan 24 2004 - 13:46

Those are actually my two favorite low releases right now JR. No-one ever says anything about "The Curtain Hits the Cast," but I think it's incredible. Boths records have a different feel from their other albums. I think "Songs for a Dead Pilot" is probably their most gloomy sounding album. The music really compliments its title.

RE: Low | from JROJan 24 2004 - 09:37

i still think 'in the drugs', 'sunflower' and 'amazing grace' are their best songs. but then i have a load of other releases by them that i haven't heard yet so i wouldn't really know.

Low | from JR OlssonJan 24 2004 - 09:29

we were talking about low earlier and their best records. i just bought 'the curtain hits the cast' and 'songs for a dead pilot'. i am listening to the curtain now and i do think the overall sound on this album are better than their newer stuff. more songs i like. no "hit" songs here though like 'dinosaur act'.

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