Ribbon Music is pleased to announce the return of Baltimore’s Lower Dens with their third album, Escape from Evil. Read More...
Ribbon Music is pleased to announce the return of Baltimore’s Lower Dens with their third album, Escape from Evil.
On Escape From Evil, Lower Dens’ Jana Hunter emerges: cerebral and hot-blooded, rash and incorruptible, and, crucially, possessing of a loud, clear voice. The album sees Hunter stepping up and taking center stage, and emboldening every aspect of the band.
Escape From Evil is a cinematic, tonally rich work. The sounds are clean and warm. The pulse of the album is strong. Melodies are potent and songs are physical. Lyrics are direct, frank confrontations with life’s common crises. The album title is brazen, and along with the grimly funny title of lead single, “To Die in L.A.”, almost theatrical.
Lower Dens’ 2010 debut, Twin-Hand Movement, was a stunning evolution of guitar brilliance and murky emotiveness, while its 2012 follow-up, Nootropics, was a stark, textured paean to experimental bands of the krautrock era. Escape From Evil marks a bold, monumental step forward for the band and the welcome manifestation of a singer we’ve never quite seen until now.
- Lower Dens' "Escape From Evil" listed in Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums of 2015
- Lower Dens perform "Société Anonyme" on KEXP
- Lower Dens cover Hall & Oates “Maneater” on Sirius XMU
- Lower Dens perform “Ondine” at Baltimore’s WTMD
- Lower Dens SCOUT Baltimore video feature
- Lower Dens' new release 'Escape from Evil' featured on Pitchfork
- Lower Dens' 'Escape from Evil' reviewed by The Rolling Stone
- Lower Dens discusses latest album release with Interview Magazine
- Lower Dens' 'Escape from Evil' is one of Stereogum's notable new releases
- Lower Dens' latest release praised by Exclaim
- Lower Dens talks 'Escape from Evil' with Village Voice
- Lower Dens' 'Escape from Evil' receives high reviews on AllMusic
- Lower Dens' discussion on 'Escape from Evil' with The L Magazine
- Lower Dens' second release off 'Escape from Evil' also named Pitchfork's Best New Track
- Lower Dens' "To Die in LA" called Best New Track by Pitchfork
- Lower Dens' discusses tour life and 'Escape from Evil' with Vogue
- Lower Dens "Brains" is Best New Track on Pitchfork