Lower Dens | Non Grata
The Lower Dens/House Lords 7-inch split is the ninth record release launched as part of Famous Class’ “Less Artists More Condos” series. The series was created to honor the memory of Ariel Panero, a friend and partner in Famous Class. Past releases have seen the pairings of bands like A Place to Bury Strangers and Ceremony, Deerhoof and Half Waif — along with other artists like Xiu Xiu, Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees. This week’s 7-inch features a single called “Non Grata” from the Lower Dens, fresh off the success of their 2012 release, “Nootropics”. “Non Grata” find the band in sweet form, as dark atmospherics merge with robotic funked-out electronics, creepy guitar lines, and the delectably rich and spectral vocals of Jana Hunter. You can stream the Lower Dens track below or go to bandcamp to stream or purchase both tracks. Follow Lower Dens at twitter. — David D. Robbins Jr.