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Stream the Lowest Pair’s Graceful New Album, ‘The Sacred Heart Sessions’

Charming duo's sophomore album arrives February 24

Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee — a.k.a. sultry country duo the Lowest Pair — will return on February 24 with their second album, The Sacred Heart Sessions, which is on the way via Team Love. Recorded in an old church, the upcoming full-length is solemn and humble, and the production’s warmth and hollowness can be felt on one of the record’s graceful highlights, “Rosie.” Tangled melodies bounce around in the background as Winter’s voice cries, “Oh my Rosie darling / Oh my Rosie bee / I learned my lesson / Won’t you come back to me?” But the Washington-based duo doesn’t let up after that track: “Scavenger Hunt,” “Hogtied,” and “In the During Moment,” all maintain the same sort of heartwarming intimacy. 

Reflecting on the recording process, Winter revealed the origin of the album’s tenderness in an email to SPIN: “We recorded The Sacred Heart Sessions at an old church now called the Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth, Minnesota. It was a truly powerful experience to sing in the sanctuary underneath stain glass saints and in a space created to pray. We wanted our second album to not be too far removed from the sound and vibe of ’36¢’ but to differentiate itself sonically. We were able to accomplish that at the Sacred Heart Music Center. Another significant difference between our first album and The Sacred Heart Sessions is that the songs on ’36¢’ were written separately before and as we started collaborating as the Lowest Pair. We wrote about half the songs on The Sacred Heart Sessions together.”

The Sacred Heart Sessions is available for streaming below, followed by the Lowest Pair’s tour dates.

The Lowest Pair tour dates:

February 12 – Armington, IL @ The Outpost
February 13 – Fayetteville, AR @ Music at the Depot
February 14 – Little Rock, AR @ South on Main
February 15 – Conway, AR @ Faulkner County Library Concert Series
February 18 – Springfield, MO @ Patton Alley Pub
February 24 – Nashville, TN @ Bobby’s Idle Hour
February 25 – Knoxville, TN @ Blue Plate Special WDVX
February 25 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
February 27 – Chattanooga, TN @ Charles & Myrtles Coffeehouse
February 28 – Birmingham, AL @ Moonlight On The Mountain
March 1 – Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic
March 3 – Knoxville, TN @ Barley’s Taproom
March 4 – Worthington, OH @ Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza
March 5 – Pinckney, MI @ Concerts In The Cove
March 6 – Peninsula, OH @ G.A.R. Hall
March 7 – Phoenixville, PA @ Steel City Coffeehouse
March 8 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
March 11 – Cambridge, MA @ Atwood’s Tavern
March 12 – Northampton, MA @ Parlor Room
March 14 – Gatlinburg, TN @ Sugarlands Distilling Co.
March 17 – 22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 27 – Nisswa, MN @ Live Well at Journey Church
April 3 – Duluth, MN @ Sacred Hearth Music Center
April 4 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar Cultural Center
April 17 – Peninsula, OH @ G.A.R. Hall
May 2 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
May 9 – Olympia, WA @ Steamboat Stringband Summit
May 24 – Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge