Published Nov 28, 2012Next year, Low will be celebrating their 20th anniversary, and to mark the occasion, the slowcore lifers have announced their 10th album. Entitled The Invisible Way, it's due out March 19 through Sub Pop.
Low recruited Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy to produce the collection at his band's own studio in Chicago, while Tom Schick (Ryan Adams, Rufus Wainwright, M. Ward) handled engineering duties.
Singer-guitarist Alan Sparhawk said in a statement, "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."
The album promises to continue in Low's tradition of releasing slow, hushed music. A press release explains, "The Invisible Way finds Low's majestic melancholy in full bloom yet distinguishes itself with its starker, unadorned soundscapes, layered harmonies and drummer/vocalist extraordinaire Mimi Parker singing lead on five of the 11 songs."
For a small taste of the band's new material, check out a trailer for the collection below.
Scroll past that to get the free live EP Low - Plays Nice Places below. It includes six live tracks, including the new cut "Waiting." Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard contributes bass and vocals to "Words."