Rhode Island trio The Low Anthem are preparing to continue on in the US in support of their Nonesuch debut, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin. After a performance at Austin City Limits, and a homecoming show at the beautiful Avon Cinema in Providence, the band will be making their west coast debut with Portland group Blind Pilot, before finishing out the end of the year with Josh Ritter.
In celebration of their return to the states, the band is offering a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Dignity” on their website for FREE mp3 Download in exchange for people joining their mailing list. The song “Dignity” was first released on Greatest Hits Volume Three. The band played it often during soundcheck, finally recording it in at a studio in Amsterdam for a radio show.
Direct from http://lowanthem.com/music.html:
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The Low Anthem has spent the greater part of the year touring with acts such as Elvis Perkins In Dearland, Joe Pug, Ray Lamontagne, Josh Ritter, and Langhorne Slim in support of their highly praised Nonesuch debut, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin. Their tours have taken them through a number of prestigious festivals, including Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, and the recent 50th Anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival, where they had humble beginnings working as recycling crew. This time around they got to share the stage with some of their heroes, including Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Gilian Welch during a group sing-along.
Paste has named Oh My God, Charlie Darwin one of the best albums of 2009 so far, the album was a New York Times Critic’s Pick, and NPR’s Bob Boilen coined the song “Charlie Darwin” the best of the year so far.
“Stately…Lyrics contemplating faith, loss, destruction and self-destruction.” – New York Times
“Stunning…They deserve everything said about them.” – BBC
“At times languid and haunting, but with detours into Tom Waits-esque stomping and hollering, The Low Anthem’s music seems equally informed by Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, The Band and a late-night ride home in Joni Mitchell’s car.” – NPR
“Gorgeous chamber folk…Following the path cleared by Nick Drake and Tim Buckley, and now well trod by folks like Sufjan Stevens and Sam Beam, The Low Anthem is at its best composing songs fit for a hipster orchestra, with Knox’s delicate vocals backed by an assortment of quirky instrumentation.” – Paste
“One of the breakthrough albums of 2009… A highly eventful journey into American songcraft, variously echoing Dylan, Springsteen, The Band, and Tom Waits.” – MOJO
“Really beautiful… The great music, it’s not what you play; it’s what you don’t play.” – Billy Bragg (PROJO)
THE LOW ANTHEM US FALL TOUR:
November 12 Boston, MA Paradise*
December 1 Washington DC 9:30 Club#
December 2 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts#
December 3 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre#
December 4 Burlington, VT UVM#
* with Blind Pilot
# with Josh Ritter