Low Richards on Richards, Vancouver BC — November 7, 2002

Low Richards on Richards, Vancouver BC — November 7, 2002
Considering the haunting, turtle-speed music made by this Duluth, MN three-piece, they had an attentive, captivated crowd from the first note of their first song. The entrancing vocals of wedded bandmates Mimi Rogers and Alan Sparhawk seem much more at home in a quiet cabin or even church-like setting than a rock bar, but the crowd remained spellbound. Perhaps indicative of our unabashed patriotism, the set's most celebrated moment was the newer track "Canada," a somewhat un-Low like song, featuring beefy distorted bass and an almost rocking tempo. While definitely receptive to the newer material, cheers rang out after only the very first few notes of some of the older numbers, especially "Dinosaur Act," during the four song encore. Although some may think it impossible, the songs managed to sound even sparser, more stripped down than the recorded versions. Mesmerised without knowing it, you'd catch yourself holding your breath from time to time simply in anticipation of a single chord change or strike of Mimi's floor tom.