Your’s Truly, the people behind a series of wonderful Crawdaddy shows this year including Warpaint, Bear In Heaven, Megafaun and Black Angels have been building a great reputation for unique live events. Their next exciting installment brings you LOWER DENS this November.
Based in Baltimore, Lower Dens play fuzzy, melodic music reminiscent of Mazzy Star. They’re fronted by Jana Hunter – the first person to release a record on Devendra Banhart’s “Gnomonsong” record label – and are hotly tipped for success in 2011.
They’re on tour supporting Beach House and we’re lucky enough to have them play an intimate headline show in Crawdaddy. Topping great lineup of music for the night the amazing Ambience Affair and beautifully melodic Hello Moon.
Your’s Truly and The Pod Presents
The Ambience Affair
Sunday 21st November
Tickets €12 incl booking fee available via Ticketmaster, City Discs and Tickets.ie
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Swarming guitar fuzz, bass waves, Jana Hunter’s voice, and insistent drum throbs are the core components of Baltimore’s Lower Dens. Hunter, sometimes known for intimate, ghost-heavy weird-fi, is now writing and playing with a group that might get filed as new wave, or drone pop, or post-punk. With due deference to her solo work, we’re very glad.
The swarming wave-throb, coupled with Hunter’s lyrics and redolent, charred voice, wrecks. The band’s recently-released record, Twin-Hand Movement, is eleven perfect songs long. From opener “Blue & Silver” (anxiety mounts at a quick clip until the final climactic release) to “Plastic & Powder” (a churning, narcotic slow-burner) to “Hospice Gates” (penultimate album cut, proud weirdo anthem, possible creative zenith), not one is a space-taker. They’re rife with the survivalist paranoia you’d expect from residents of a post-urban port hole (and this particular songwriter), crafted methodically and beautifully, and carry you enthusiastically out into the rolling breaks of industrial filth-water.
Lower Dens formed in 2009, when Hunter set about finding a full-time band. They spent the rest of the year sweating in attics and basements, and only stepped out of the shadows to do a quick tour and record. Twin-Hand Movement was recorded by Chris Freeland (ex-Oxes drummer; proprietor of Beat Babies, Baltimore), mixed by Chris Coady (at his DNA, NYC), and mastered by Sarah Register (of the Lodge, NYC and the band Talk Normal.)