"The Invisible Way" Free Album Stream - Low [NPR First Listen]

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published March 11, 2013

Today, Low released their newest album "The Invisible Way" as a free stream through NPR Music.

The album is available for pre-order through Sub Pop Records. Click here to check it out on their website.

The album was produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy at Wilco's loft studio in Chicago. The guitar, piano, drums, bass all sound really nice.

Here's what they have to say through the Sub Pop page:

“While driving though Chicago, on tour, we stopped finally to visit Wilco at their studio, The Loft. They had invited us to come check it out several times over the years, but this would finally be the day. It’s a great place—a sea of instruments in a relaxed, open working environment. It’s cool, but what really converted us was hearing the new Mavis Staples tracks they were working on: big, simple, raw, and intimate. Plans were made then and there.

We’ve made many records, and you know our M.O.: slow, quiet, sometimes melancholy, and, we hope, sometimes pretty…
How is this different from any other Low record?
- Mimi sings lead on five of the eleven songs (she usually only does one or two, despite being a fan favorite).
- Piano, lots of piano… and an acoustic guitar.
- Songs about intimacy, the drug war, the class war, plain old war war, archeology, and love."

The NPR Music Player says simply, "Most of these songs land squarely in a sweet spot where darkness and worry are swarthed in beauty."


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