Lower Dens: 2012 SXSW Download/Review
Moody and glistening backdrop music to soulful odes of the heart.
Words and Download from NPR.ORG — Lower Dens‘ music favors mood over stage-stalking showmanship: Singer Jana Hunter‘s icy-cool demeanor sets a hauntingly atmospheric tone that’s all mystery, washes of guitar-saturated noise and the difficult emotions that lie, unexpressed, beneath the surface. Mixing songs from 2010’s majestic Twin Hand Movement with material from the hotly anticipated Nootropics, Lower Dens seethed through a gorgeous, brooding set at NPR Music‘s SXSW day party, held Thursday at The Parish in Austin, Texas.
With roots in Baltimore and (appropriately enough) Texas, Lower Dens’ members specialize in a fragile mix of warm and cool, with clear influences ranging from The Velvet Underground to ’80s new wave. On stage at The Parish, Lower Dens found the sweet spot that lies between, locating a patch of real estate where shyness doesn’t preclude soul. Words and Download from NPR.ORG
“Lions In Winter Pt. 2”