Lower Dens Escape From Evil on LP + Download
Ribbon Music is pleased to announce the return of the 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. Hunter stepping up and taking center stage has truly emboldened every other 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. Some of their previous influences remain (Wire, Televison, Neu!), along with others that come to mind (Echo & The Bunnymen, early U2, The Smiths), but these influences never overwhelm the work of a band that is one of the few truly innovative groups in this corner of the music world.
The album was co-produced by Hunter with Chris Coady (Beach House, Cass McCombs) who also handled the mixing of the record. Other production elements came from Ariel Rechtshaid (Sky Ferreira, Vampire Weekend), John Congleton (St. VIncent, The Walkmen), and Lower Dens’ Walker Teret. Heavyweight vinyl is housed in a single jacket and includes an exclusive fold-out 12” x 24”insert and download card.
Lower Dens Escape From Evil Track Listing:
1. Sucker’s Shangri-La
3. To Die in L.A.
4. Quo Vadis
5. Your Heart Still Beating
6. Electric Current
7. I Am The Earth
8. Non Grata
10. Société Anonyme