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    Hear The Low Anthem's "Smart Flesh" in Its Entirety as NPR First Listen, "Beautiful Through and Through"

    The Low Anthem's new album, Smart Flesh, is set to make its Nonesuch Records release in just over a week, on Tuesday, February 22. Until then, you can listen to the album streaming in its entirety as an NPR First Listen on npr.org. Once you've heard the new album, there's still time pre-order the album on vinyl, CD, and in a deluxe edition via the Nonesuch Store with a limited-edition poster autographed by the band and receive the complete album as audiophile-quality, 320 kbps MP3s on release day.

    "The first time we fell in love with a Low Anthem record, the group was hand-crafting its self-released CDs and volunteering to pick up trash at the Newport Folk Festival," says NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson. That was following the self-release of their previous album, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, which Nonesuch reissued in 2009. Now with the new album, the band is "still making records worth discovering slowly and embracing with loving care."

    Smart Flesh "showcases a band that's never been on surer footing," says Thompson. "Alternately rustic and relevant, these songs sound haunted in every possible way ... Smart Flesh is more hymn-like than hedonistic on the whole, and beautiful through and through."

    Read more and listen to the complete album now at npr.org. Then reserve your copy of Smart Flesh and the autographed poster now in the Nonesuch Store.

    Clash Music rates Smart Flesh a nine out of ten. The album's sound "is like nothing you’ve ever heard before," says reviewer Gareth James. "Joyous, pensive, cathartic and hymnal in equal measure, this is the human condition set to music." Read the review at clashmusic.com.

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Hear The Low Anthem's "Smart Flesh" in Its Entirety as NPR First Listen, "Beautiful Through and Through"

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The Low Anthem's new album, Smart Flesh, is due out next week, on February 22. Until then, you can listen to the album streaming in its entirety as an NPR First Listen on npr.org. The band makes records "worth discovering slowly and embracing with loving care," says NPR's Stephen Thompson. Smart Flesh "showcases a band that's never been on surer footing," he says. "Alternately rustic and relevant, these songs sound haunted in every possible way ... beautiful through and through." Clash Music says: "this is the human condition set to music."

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The Low Anthem's new album, Smart Flesh, is set to make its Nonesuch Records release in just over a week, on Tuesday, February 22. Until then, you can listen to the album streaming in its entirety as an NPR First Listen on npr.org. Once you've heard the new album, there's still time pre-order the album on vinyl, CD, and in a deluxe edition via the Nonesuch Store with a limited-edition poster autographed by the band and receive the complete album as audiophile-quality, 320 kbps MP3s on release day.

"The first time we fell in love with a Low Anthem record, the group was hand-crafting its self-released CDs and volunteering to pick up trash at the Newport Folk Festival," says NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson. That was following the self-release of their previous album, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, which Nonesuch reissued in 2009. Now with the new album, the band is "still making records worth discovering slowly and embracing with loving care."

Smart Flesh "showcases a band that's never been on surer footing," says Thompson. "Alternately rustic and relevant, these songs sound haunted in every possible way ... Smart Flesh is more hymn-like than hedonistic on the whole, and beautiful through and through."

Read more and listen to the complete album now at npr.org. Then reserve your copy of Smart Flesh and the autographed poster now in the Nonesuch Store.

Clash Music rates Smart Flesh a nine out of ten. The album's sound "is like nothing you’ve ever heard before," says reviewer Gareth James. "Joyous, pensive, cathartic and hymnal in equal measure, this is the human condition set to music." Read the review at clashmusic.com.

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