Lower Dens are over for a three-date Irish tour next week and we’ve a couple of tickets for their Dublin gig to give away.
The swarming wave-throb, coupled with Hunter’s lyrics and redolent, charred voice, wrecks. The band’s second album, Nootropics (pronounced No-eh-tro-pics), is an ambitious work, and it delivers — heavily metaphorical, the symmetries and concordances of the lyrics run deep; the luminous lines of the music converge at a point in a future just out of view. Lower Dens has made music that reconciles fear and uncertainty by freeze-framing it and turning it into a thing of beauty.
Nootropics was engineered in Benton Harbor, MI at Key Club Recording with producer Drew Brown [whose engineering credits include Radiohead, Sandro Perri, Beck, and Blonde Redhead] and completed in Baltimore, MD.
If you’d like a chance to win a pair of tickets just send an email with LOWERDENSTICKETSPLEASE as its subject to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Thursday, December 13th
The Grand Social, Liffey Street, Dublin
8pm, Saturday 15th December
Tickets €16 (inc. booking fee) available from Ticketmaster and usual outlets.
Lower Dens also play Auntie Annie’s in Belfast on the 14th and COrk Opera House on the 16th