Published Aug 19, 2015Chicago's Disappears often get labelled a "Krautrock" band, so maybe it's not a huge surprise that the foursome's next offering puts the spotlight on Berlin-period David Bowie. A full-album tribute to the Thin White Duke's 1977 classic Low will be delivered November 20 through UK imprint Sonic Cathedral.
Titled Low: Live in Chicago, the collection chronicles Disappears' sold-out show last November at the Windy City's Museum of Contemporary Art. The performance was staged while the museum was hosting the travelling David Bowie Is exhibition.
As you might expect, the post-rock foursome put their own spin on Low singles like "Sound and Vision" and "Be My Wife," as well as the more ambient instrumental passages that fill the Brian Eno-produced effort's second half. The live recordings were later mastered by Spacemen 3's Sonic Boom.
Speaking with NME, Disappears singer/guitarist Brian Case joked that the band chose to cover Low because it was the "the most difficult one."
He added: "It's the album we'd want to see covered by someone else; Berlin-period Bowie is his most original and forward thinking era."
Down below, you'll find a live video of the band performing "Breaking Glass."
Disappears most recent album of original material, Irreal, was issued earlier this year via Kranky.
Low: Live in Chicago:
1. Speed Of Life
2. Breaking Glass
3. What In The World
4. Sound And Vision
5. Always Crashing In The Same Car
6. Be My Wife
7. A New Career In A New Town
9. Art Decade
10. Weeping Wall