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Albums Of The Week: Low | Hey What

The Duluth indie-rock vets fuse experimental noise with gorgeous vocal harmonies.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Focusing on their craft, staying out of the fray, and holding fast their faith to find new ways to express the discord and delight of being alive, to turn the duality of existence into hymns we can share, Low present Hey What.

These 10 pieces — each built around their own instantaneous, undeniable hook — are turbocharged by the vivid textures that surround them.The ineffable, familiar harmonies of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker break through the chaos like a life raft. Layers of distorted sound accrete with each new verse — building, breaking, colossal then restrained, a solemn vow only whispered. There will be time to unravel and attribute meaning to the music and art of these times, but the creative moment looks forward, with teeth. Hey What is Low’s 13th full length release in 27 years, and their third with producer BJ Burton.”