While I am more than a little disappointed that no one left me ANY comments on the AMAZING King Diamond Christmas song, I will continue to give out mp3 presents, regardless. You ungrateful bastards. Sheesh.
Low is a trio from Duluth, Minnesota, who make very slow music. That's not the only thing there is to their music, or even the most important thing, but it's what you'll notice first. Low plays songs stripped to their bare essentials: slow tempos, quiet voices, powerful lyrics, and minimal instrumentations. Low could be described as "Joy Division meets Simon & Garfunkel".
"Despite the commerce involved, we hope you will consider this our gift to you. Best wishes. - Mimi, Alan & Zak"
This perfectly sums up Low. They are wonderful, gentle people. A number of years ago they put out a holiday EP on their own label, Chairkickers Union. Amongst covers of traditional tunes such as Silent Night and Little Drummer Boy, they also drop a gorgeous Blue Christmas. Also, they have a number of originals, and it was really difficult to choose which songs to post here, so I ended up posting 3 of the 8 songs on the CD. Low have an amazing new album produced by David Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev) coming out on Sub Pop Records on January 25th. Its their first for Sub Pop and their 7th overall. Stay tuned for more Christmas goodness in the coming weeks... and buy it at Insound!
Low - Just Like Christmas
Low - If You Were Born Today
Low - One Special Gift