Low celebrate 25th anniversary with new album

‘Double Negative’ finds Alan Sparhawk, Mimi Parker and Steve Garrington in fine form.

Slowcore pioneers Low are marking their 25th year as a band the best way they know how: with a new album. Set to drop in September, Double Negative is the Minnesota trio’s 11th record and comes three years after their last LP, Ones and Sixes.

Alongside the announcement, Alan Sparhawk, Mimi Parker and Steve Garrington also shared a 15-minute-long video that features three tracks off the record. “Quorum,” “Dancing and Blood” and “Fly” combine the gossamer beauty of Low’s later tunes with the experimental approach of their earlier, pre-Sub Pop days. Less guitar, more hisses and crackles.

“Dancing and Blood” best encapsulates the record’s sound. Under Parker’s reverb-drenched vocals marches an intoxicated four-to-the-floor beat, as though plucked from a house DJ’s medicated dreams. And the accompanying slow-motion visual, of octogenarians dancing in a strip club, is just as surreal.

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