Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lower Dens - Twin-Hand Movement

I recently heard "Hospice Gates" from Lower Dens new record and I love it! I look forward to hearing more of this album!
Pitchfork remarks that 'Hunter's deep, smooth voice-- comparable to PJ Harvey's, especially on grittier tracks like "Completely Golden"-- is woven in with the least trebly of the instruments, whispery yet tensile. When it's time for the guitars to show off with elaborate arpeggios, gurgling shreds, and distant, glittery calls-and-responses, she stands back from the mic entirely, or at least gives the instruments, including her own, a long intro. Even when her lyrics are a key component of a song, she can sound (like Beach House's Victoria Legrand) a little lost in the mix, as if the force of the instruments were threatening to blow her away. The rare tracks where she's loudest are just as strong as the others: there's the slight "Truss Me", whose title is a good indication of how slow and loose the song is, and "Two Cocks", a joyous, robust potential single.' Continue reading from pitchfork ...

1 comment:

  1. I wish I was in those mountains right now... not a computer lab.