This month’s new episode of 120 Minutes airs tonight, Wed., Oct 26th, on MTV2. And what makes this interesting to us and also, we hope, to you is that this episode will feature both an interview with and a music video by the very great band Low!
We have suspicions that the music video will be the one for the song “Especially Me” from Low’s 2011 full-on full-length album release C’mon. What’s in that interview is really anyone’s guess.
“120 Minutes”: with Low airs tonight (verrrry early in the morning on Wed., Oct. 26th, aka late at night on Tuesday, Oct. 25th) on MTV2 at 3 am ET/12 am PT.
We are relatively confident that you will notice that there is, right above these words, a new video from Low for the song “Especially Me.” It was directed by Phil Harder, and the song is from Low’s new and very excellent album C’mon. You should watch this video!
Also! In about a month, Low will start up their first west coast tour dates since the release of C’mon! And then, in October, they’ll be playing in NY with Iron and Wine. These dates are like so:
Saturday September 3rd – Masonic Temple – Winona, MN – Tickets
Thursday September 15th – The Rio Theatre – Vancouver, BC – Tickets
Friday September 16th – Neumos – Seattle, WA – Tickets
Saturday September 17th – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR – Tickets
Monday September 19th – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA – Tickets
Tuseday September 20th – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA – Tickets
Friday September 23rd – Velour Live Music Gallery – Provo, UT – Tickets
Saturday September 24th – Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO – Tickets
Sunday September 25th – Armstrong Hall – Colorado Springs, CO – Tickets Onsale Saturday 8/23
Wednesday October 12th – Terminal 5 – New York, NY, supporting Iron & Wine – Tickets
Also also! Low will be returning to Europe in November and December, including playing the Jeff Magnum curated ATP Festival in Minehead on December 3rd:
Nov 24 – Autumn Falls Festival @ Cirque Royal – Brussels, Belgium – Tickets
Nov 25 – Le Guess Who Festival @ Tivoli – Utrecht, Holland – Tickets
Nov 26 – Sinkkasten – Frankfurt, Germany – Tickets
Nov 28 – Magazzini Generali – Milan, Italy – Tickets
Nov 29 – Palace – St. Gallen, Switzerland – Tickets
Nov 30 – Fri-Son – Fribourg, Switzerland – Tickets
Dec 1 – L’Epicerie Moderne – Lyon, France – Tickets
Dec 2 – La Gaité Lyrique – Paris, France – Tickets
Dec 3 – ATP Festival – Minehead, UK – Tickets
Earlier this week NPR posted the Tiny Desk Concert that Low recorded a few weeks back. On it, Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker from Low perform acoustic versions of the songs “Try to Sleep,” “Nightingale” and “Something’s Turning Over” all from their recent album C’mon.
The band Low, whose very excellent and very recent album C’mon we at Sub Pop released, not long ago recorded an interview and performance for the Sound Opinions radio program on WBEZ in Chicago. And, starting TODAY, that show is up and available on the Sound Opinions web concern. On it…
Jim [DeRogatis] and Greg [Kot] are joined by the Minnesota trio Low for a live performance and conversation about religion, rock and mixing music with marriage.
You should listen!
As of Monday, May 23rd, the show will also be available for download. And/or, you can find a list of stations which air Sound Opinions right here.
In other Low-related news this week, the people over at RollingStone.com ran an item on the “Try to Sleep” video which stars “television icon John Stamos and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Melissa Haro.” This item.
We at Sub Pop Records will be very thoroughly celebrating Record Store Day this year, with a number of releases and events across the country very nearly beyond our meager ability to count. We’ll have limited-edition Record Store Day exclusive releases from Blitzen Trapper, Fleet Foxes and Lower Dens, a free 19-track Sub Pop sampler, and in-store performances by Obits, Low and The Head and the Heart. Plus, the self-titled debut from The Head and the Heart comes out on CD and LP on April 16th as part of Record Store Day. To find a participating store, go here.
Our 2011 label sampler, comes housed in an embossed, die-cut package, and includes 18 art prints with information about each of the artists and a folded poster. Sub Pop would like to give it to you.
1. Daniel Martin Moore “Dark Road” from the album In the Cool of the Day (SP860), available January 2011
2. Aurelio “Tio Sam” from the album Laru Beya (NXA002), available on Next Ambiance January 2011
3. The Twilight Singers “On the Corner” from the album Dynamite Steps (SP844), available February 2011
4. Mogwai “Slight Domestic” from the “Mexican Grand Prix” 7" single on Rock Action Records, available February 2011
5. Papercuts “Do What You Will” from the album Fading Parade (SP885), available February 2011
6. Dum Dum Girls “Wrong Feels Right” from the He Gets Me High EP (SP917), available March 2011
7. J Mascis “Not Enough” from the album Several Shades of Why (SP859), available March 2011
8. Obits “You Gotta Lose” from the album Moody, Standard and Poor (SP857) available March 2011
9. Low “Try to Sleep” from the album C’mon (SP905), available April 2011
10. The Head and the Heart “No One to Let You Down,” previously unreleased. The album The Head and the Heart (SP915) is available for Record Store Day, April 16, 2011
11. Blitzen Trapper “Maybe Baby” from the “Maybe Baby” 7" single (SP929), available for Record Store Day, April 16, 2011
12. Lower Dens “Deer Knives” from the “Deer Knives” 7" single (SP927), available for Record Store Day, April 16, 2011
13. Fleet Foxes “Helplessness Blues” from the album Helplessness Blues (SP888), available May 2011
14. Chad VanGaalen “Peace on the Rise” from the album Diaper Island (SP871), available May 2011
15. Shabazz Palaces “lost foundling.” This Shabazz Palaces track is not from the album Black Up (SP900), available May 2011
16. Memoryhouse “Sleep Patterns” from The Years EP (SP925), available at some as-yet-undetermined point in 2011
17. Mister Heavenly “Mister Heavenly” from the as-yet-untitled Mister Heavenly debut album (SP926), available August 2011
18. Niki and the Dove “The Fox” From “The Fox” 12" single (SP930), available June 2011
19. Blouse “Shadow” From the “Shadow” 7" single (SP939), available May 2011
Bands Performing in Actual Record Stores The Head and the Heart
Sonic Boom (Ballard), Seattle, WA 3pm (acoustic)
Easy Street (Queen Anne), Seattle, WA 7pm (full band)
Electric Fetus, Minneapolis, MN 4pm
Generation Records, New York, NY time TBC.
Beautiful World Syndicate , Philadelphia 2pm