Lower Dens | To Die in L.A.

So good to hear Jana Hunter’s voice on a new track. Makes my day. Lower Dens are streaming a beautiful new retro single on YouTube called “To Die In L.A.” from off their upcoming release, “Escape From Evil”, due out March 31. Hunter’s vocals are lovelier and clearer than ever, singing about love: “I wish…

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,…

Lower Dens | Candy (Video)

Lower Dens posted a new video for the dark and beautifully enchanting “Candy”, a song off their stellar release, “Nootropics”, out via Ribbon Music. Front-woman Jana Hunter sounds fantastic on this track, and it’s one of a handful of my favorites off the record. The video was directed by Alan Resnick and Noah Collier. ––…

Lower Dens | Propagation (Video)

Baltimore’s Lower Dens have a new video for “Propagation”, a track off their sophomore full-length “Nootropics” (No-eh-tro-pics) out on Ribbon Music today. It’s such a drowsily gorgeous, narcotized track, with lead singer Jana Hunter sounding like Chrissie Hynde — her vocals drawn-out and lithe as drifting smoke. Video is directed by Sebastian Mlynarski. You can…

Lower Dens | Propagation

“Propagation” is a single from Lower Dens’ forthcoming album, “Nootropics”, out May 1st in North America and April 30th for the rest of the world on Ribbon Music. It’s a smokey twilight song, with a tangle of echoed backing vocals, lead vocals, and contemplative atmospheric guitar. A real beauty. You can pre-order “Nootropics” on limited-edition…

LOWER DENS | Brains (Video)

Sweet. A very simple, but cool new video from Lower Dens for their slow-burn single “Brains”, from off the upcoming LP “Nootropics”, which will be released on CD, double LP, and digitally on May 1st in North America and April 30th throughout the rest of the world via Ribbon Music. The video was directed by…

LOWER DENS | Brains

Lower Dens and their wonderful lead singer Jana Hunter have a new song out called “Brains” from off the band’s upcoming and highly-anticipated release “Nootropics”. It’s a frenetically-paced track, steady drums mix with gauzy guitar fuzz, hard-strummed bass, as the the song builds into a wave of sound and droning allure. This hypnotic new track…

LOWER DENS | Take Away Show (Video)

We’ve got La Blogotheque to thank for this Take Away Show featuring the Jana Hunter-fronted Lower Dens. The band plays “Deer Knives”, one of two songs they released on Record Store Day. At the 5:26 mark the band kicks in with “Tea Lights” from off their “Twin-Hand Movement” album. — David D. Robbins Jr.

LOWER DENS | Deer Knives

Singer Jana Hunter and her band Lower Dens have two new exclusive tracks, “Deer Knives” and “Tangiers”, to release on Record Store Day on April 16. This single is limited to 1,000 copies, so click here and order yours as soon as you can. These should go quickly. Listen to “Deer Knives” below. It’s fuzzed-out,…

MUTED MOMENTS | Lower Dens

MUSICAL ELISION: The Lower Dens‘ “Twin Hand Movement” is a sensual slow-burn that builds to conflagration through foggy, atmospheric, fuzzed-out drone rock. The fiery moments in each of these songs isn’t about power and noise. It’s about layering and tension. It begins with the inherent softness of lead singer Jana Hunter’s voice and tone, as…

THE EARTH’S PULSE | Lower Dens

Article and artwork by David D. Robbins Jr. A BUILDING ANTICIPATION: Jana Hunter is known for creating soft, low-fi music that charms, seduces, confuses and even frightens. At her best, she makes songs with antecedents and roots so deep, the richness of the basic melodies seem to originate from the earth itself. Her unique amalgam…