Longtime audio/visual collaborators Low and local film and video director Phil Harder have churned out another stunning masterpiece together. The new clip for "Especially Me" -- from this year's C'Mon, the band's 9th full length release -- features vocalist/drummer Mimi Parker aboard a New York City subway as part of a similar slow-motion stop action motif that the band and director have used in past work.
The solitude and randomness of subway travel is contrasted with the hugeness of the city and constant speed big cities with real mass transit tend to foster. While there aren't any special guest celebrities in the new piece, it's a welcome addition to the Low ouvre and typical for the band whose music has a certain level of cinematic depth, allowing them to once again fuse the mediums so effectively.
Low are also getting ready to take the family back out on the road for a month of U.S. dates, starting in Winona, MN on Labor Day. There hasn't been a Twin Cities date announced yet, but they will be wrapping things up on their home turf in Duluth, MN for a benefit concert for Life House, the at-risk youth center in Duluth the band has supported in the past.
9/3 Masonic Temple, Winona, MN 9/15 The Rio Theatre, Vancouver, BC 9/16 Neumos, Seattle, WA 9/17 Aladdin Theater, Portland Oregon 9/19 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA 9/20 El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 9/23 Velour Live Music Gallery, Provo, UT 9/24 Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO 9/25 Armstrong Hall, Colorado Springs, CO 9/30 The Aquarium - Dempsey's Upstairs, Fargo, ND 10/12 Terminal 5, New York, NY(opening for Iron and Wine) 10/14 Marshall High School Auditorium, Duluth MN
Low then heads overseas for the festival circuit in November starting in Brussells. Playing a spate of club shows in Italy, Switzerland and France while winding things up in the UK for the Jeff Mangum(Nuetral Milk Hotel) curated All Tomorrow's Parties Festival going down in the coastal town of Minehead. Ah, the life of a slow-core band.
11/24 Autumn Falls Festival, Cirque Royal in Brussels, Belgium 11/25 Le Guess Who Festival, Tivoli in Utrech, Holland 11/26 Sinkkasten in Frankfurt, Germany 11/28 Mazzini Generali in Milan, Italy 11/29 Palace in St. Gallen, Switzerland 11/30 Fri-Son in Fribourg Switzerland 12/1 L'Epicerie Moderne in Lyon, France 12/2 La Gaité Lyrique in Paris, France 12/3 All Tomorrow's Parties Festival in Minehead, UK
Here's some of Low and Phil Harder's past video collaborations:
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