Twin-Hand Movement OUT NOW on Gnomonsong

“when variety sounds this good, it's hard to fault a band for sharing so many ideas in one place” pitchfork
"Lower Dens know when to hold back and when to push forward, how to manipulate the dynamics of a rhythm for maximum effect, when empty space is more powerful than noise, and when noise is perfectly placed to suffocate and exploit an open space…… an album that soars without ever needing to deliver anything so obvious or clichéd as a punch line." Drowned in Sound
“Each listen brings me new sounds to fall in love with. " The Line of Best Fit
"one of the best alt-rock albums we've heard all year." Neu Magazine
Baltimore’s Lower Dens (Jana Hunter – vocals/guitar, Will Adams – guitar, Geoff Graham – bass/vocals and Abram Sanders – drums) have confirmed 2 headline shows in and around their UK dates supporting BEACH HOUSE for November.  In addition, the band will be playing a total of TEN shows at this year’s CMJ (20-23rd October) in New York.

Their debut full-length, Twin-Hand Movement, released earlier this week (via Gnomonsong) contains eleven perfect songs, rife with the survivalist paranoia one expects from residents of a post-urban port hole (and this particular songwriter), crafted methodically and beautifully, carrying the listener enthusiastically out into the rolling breaks of industrial filth-water.
Swarming guitar fuzz, bass waves, insistent drum throbs and Jana Hunter’s redolent, charred voice are the core components of the band. Hunter, sometimes known for intimate, ghost- heavy weird-fi, now writes and plays with a group that might get filed under new wave, or drone pop, or post-punk. With due deference to her solo work, we’re very glad.
Recorded by Chris Freeland (ex-Oxes drummer; proprietor of Beat Babies, Baltimore), mixed by Chris Coady (at his DNA, NYC), and mastered by Sarah Register (of the Lodge, NYC and the band Talk Normal), Twin Hand Movement is a collection of songs where, from opener “Blue & Silver” (anxiety mounts at a quick clip until the final climactic release) to “Plastic & Powder” (a churning, narcotic slow-burner) and  “Hospice Gates” (penultimate album cut, proud weirdo anthem, possible creative zenith), not one is a space-waster.
Lower Dens formed in early 2009, when Hunter set about finding a full-time band. They spent the rest of the year sweating in attics and basements, and only stepped out of the shadows to do a quick tour and record.

TWIN HAND MOVEMENT TRACK LISTING: 1. Blue & Silver 2. Tea Lights 3. A Dog’s Dick 4. Holy Water 5. I Get Nervous 6. Completely Golden 7. Plastic & Powder 8. Rosie 9. Truss Me 10. Hospice Gates 11. Two Cocks

20-Oct Brooklyn NY Bruar Falls (CMJ Chouette)
20-Oct Brooklyn NY Don Pedros (CMJ Impose)
20-Oct New York NY Santos (CMJ Stereogum)
21-Oct Brooklyn NY Union Pool (CMJ Sinister Foxy)
21-Oct Brooklyn NY Knitting Factory (CMJ Mexican Summer)
22-Oct Brooklyn NY Rockwood Music Hall (CMJ Windish)
23-Oct Brooklyn NY Southpaw (CMJ Rooftop Films)
23-Oct New York NY Arlene’s Grocery (CMJ Windish)
23-Oct New York NY Bowery Ballroom (CMJ VFW)
18-Nov UK London The Lock Tavern ++HEADLINE++
19-Nov UK Manchester Manchester Cathedral (with Beach House)
20-Nov UK Glasgow Oran Mor (with Beach House)
11-Nov IRE Dublin Crawdaddy ++HEADLINE++
22-Nov IRE Dublin Vicar Street (with Beach House)
23-Nov UK London Shepherds Bush Empire (with Beach House)
24-Nov UK Bristol Trinity (with Beach House)
25-Nov UK Brighton Concorde 2 (with Beach House)
Also available on Gnomonsong:
Lower Dens I Get Nervous (GONG16) 7-inch
Jana Hunter There’s No Home (GONG06) LP/CD
Jana Hunter Carrion (GONG05) CD
Jana Hunter Blank Unstaring Heirs of Doom (GONG01) CD


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