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Hear Low’s Almost Upbeat ‘Just Make it Stop’

Hear Low's Just Make it Stop Jeff Tweedy the invisible way

Low’s tenth long-player is coming March 19 via Sub Pop, and knowing that Wilco main man Jeff Tweedy is producing The Invisible Way makes that news all the more exciting. Of course, “exciting” isn’t a word oft bandied about when it comes to the Duluth, Minnesota trio — heartfelt, slow-burning, doleful, and stately would all be acceptable entries in a game of Apples to Apples, and it’s Low’s consistent ability to perfectly weave these very grown-up vibes into album after album of tensely beautiful songs that keeps their cultish base clamoring for more. Early taste “Plastic Cup” depicted the band at their most mournful, Alan Sparhawk singing under a sky swollen with barometric pressure. New one “Just Make It Stop” is Low’s version of pop: a harmonically backed Mimi Parker cooing over shuffling drums and a steady piano pulse accented by hits of electric guitar. You can almost feel the urge to dance nagging at your hips and the lyrics likewise nearly suggest something celebratory: “Now I’m looking up, from a 10-foot hole / Seeing nothing but blue sky, shining on my soul.” If Willow Smith isn’t yet a Low fan, she should definitely start doing her homework.

Scroll down further to see Low’s newly announced North American tour dates.

Low 2013 North American tour dates:

January 18 – Duluth, MN @ The College of St. Scholastica
March 16 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Great Hall  
March 20 – New York, NY @ Society for Ethical Culture *
March 22 – Chicago, IL @ Metro #
March 23 – St. Paul, MN @ Fitzgerald Theatre %
March 29 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
March 30 – Provo, UT @ Velour
April 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
April 3 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
April 5 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
April 6 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

* = with ACME String Quartet
# = with Geoff Farina
% = “The Current Presents An Evening With Low,” featuring members of Trampled by Turtles and an interview with Mark Wheat