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The Low Anthem Performs on WFUV's "Words and Music from Studio A," Their Music "Always Compelling, Inventive and Fresh"

  • Thursday, March 31, 2011
    The Low Anthem Performs on WFUV's "Words and Music from Studio A," Their Music "Always Compelling, Inventive and Fresh"

    Before they left for their current European tour, The Low Anthem visited NPR member station WFUV in New York City to discuss the making of their latest Nonesuch release, Smart Flesh, which they recorded at an abandoned pasta sauce factory in Rhode Island, and perform a number of songs off the album: "Matter of Time," "Hey, All You Hippies!," "Boeing 737," and "Ghost Woman Blues." You can hear those performances on WFUV's Words and Music from Studio A and their conversation with host Claudia Marshall, now available online at npr.org.

    The Low Anthem's music "is at times a rowdy stomp, at others a breathless, hymn-like hush," says Marshall. "The Low Anthem's music is always compelling, inventive and fresh. Welcome to folk music 3.0."

    The band returns to the States from its European tour with The Head and the Heart in mid-April and will head straight out on the road again, first with Iron and Wine through the rest of April, then heading to New Orleans Jazz Fest and launching its own headlining tour. For more information, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    To pick up a copy of Smart Flesh on vinyl and CD, with high-quality, 320 kbps of album included at checkout, head to the Nonesuch Store now.

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on March 31, 2011 - 3:10pm
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Before they left for their current European tour, The Low Anthem visited NPR member station WFUV in New York to discuss their latest release, Smart Flesh, and perform a number of songs off the album. You can hear the performances on WFUV's Words and Music from Studio A and their conversation with host Claudia Marshall on npr.org. The Low Anthem's music "is at times a rowdy stomp, at others a breathless, hymn-like hush," says Marshall, "always compelling, inventive and fresh. Welcome to folk music 3.0."

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Before they left for their current European tour, The Low Anthem visited NPR member station WFUV in New York City to discuss the making of their latest Nonesuch release, Smart Flesh, which they recorded at an abandoned pasta sauce factory in Rhode Island, and perform a number of songs off the album: "Matter of Time," "Hey, All You Hippies!," "Boeing 737," and "Ghost Woman Blues." You can hear those performances on WFUV's Words and Music from Studio A and their conversation with host Claudia Marshall, now available online at npr.org.

The Low Anthem's music "is at times a rowdy stomp, at others a breathless, hymn-like hush," says Marshall. "The Low Anthem's music is always compelling, inventive and fresh. Welcome to folk music 3.0."

The band returns to the States from its European tour with The Head and the Heart in mid-April and will head straight out on the road again, first with Iron and Wine through the rest of April, then heading to New Orleans Jazz Fest and launching its own headlining tour. For more information, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

To pick up a copy of Smart Flesh on vinyl and CD, with high-quality, 320 kbps of album included at checkout, head to the Nonesuch Store now.

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