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Seismic-Sound Featured Album Preview: Low “The Invisible Way” Out March 19th 2013.

January 16, 2013


Sub Pop Records is excited to announce that Duluth, MN, trio Low are releasing the first song from their 10th record, The Invisible Way. “Just Make It Stop” is available for streaming HEREThe Invisible Way will be released on March 19 (the 18th in the UK). Coincidentally, the release marks Low’s 20th anniversary as a band. The Invisible Way was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, engineered by Tom Schick and recorded in Wilco’s studio in Chicago, IL, during the fall of 2012.

“Low has made so many great records over the years, so I was pleasantly surprised they wanted to work with me at the loft,” said Tweedy. “I felt privileged to work with them and be a part of this new record.”


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. The album tackles large issues (“the songs are about intimacy, the drug war, the class war, plain old war war, archaeology and love,” says Sparhawk) in a manner that plays a stunning counterpoint to the sublime hush of the music.

The final tracklisting for The Invisible Way is below:

Plastic Cup


So Blue

Holy Ghost


Clarence White

Four Score

Just Make It Stop


On My Own

To Our Knees

A North American tour has been confirmed to begin March 16 in Toronto, ONT, and finishes April 6 in Seattle, WA. All North American shows go on sale this week. The complete tour dates are listed below:


18 – Duluth, MN – The College of St. Scholastica


16 – Toronto, ONT – The Great Hall

20 – New York, NY – Society for Ethical Culture *

22 – Chicago, IL – Metro +

23 – St. Paul, MN – Fitzgerald Theatre x

29 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge

30 – Provo, UT – Velour


2 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour

3 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall

5 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

6 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

*The Wordless Music Series, ACME String Quartet opens

+WXRT presents, Geoff Farina opens

xThe Current Presents An evening with Low, featuring members of Trampled by Turtles

The European tour dates are below:


24 – Birmingham, UK – Glee Club

25 – Manchester, UK – Central Methodist Hall

26 – Gateshead, UK – The Sage Gateshead

27 – Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand

29 – Bristol, UK – Trinity

30 – London, UK – Barbican Centre


2 – Copehnhagen, Denmark – Loppen

3 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser

4 – Oslo, Norway – Bla

7 – Paris, France – La Maroquinerie

8 – Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royal – Nuits Botanique

9 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Paradiso De Duif

10 – Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom

11 – Bologna, Italy – Teatro Antoniano

13 – Barcelona, Spain – Casino de la Alianca

14 – Valencia, Spain – Teatro La Rambleta

15 – Zaragoza, Spain – Teatro de las Esquina

16 – Madrid, Spain – Joy Eslava

17 – Valladolid, Spain – Lava

18 – Biarritz, France – Atabal

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