Low- Drums and Guns

Sonic youth, Yo la tengo, Tortoise and Low are bands that have been around for ages, never compromised and constantly strive to make challenging music. This new record from low is no exception. Just like previous outing ‘the great destroyer’ its rumbles along like ‘Jesus and the Mary chain’ on morphine. Like the bastard offspring of the Red house painters and Mogwai each track is guided by the ritualistic drum patterns as the duel male/female vocals play off each other to great effect. As with the other bands mentioned there is no-one else that makes records like this but at the same time manages to be instantly recognisable because they have built up such a unique style. With references to war and conflict in the lyrics there is definitely blood on these tracks and a haunting repetition in the melodies that make this another great low album.

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