Swarming guitar fuzz, bass waves, and insistent drum throbs are just a few of my favorite things on an early fall morning. And luckily they, along with some mellow-ass lyrics, are core musical components of the work of Baltimore’s Lower Dens.
Sometimes known for intimate, ghost-heavy weird-fi, the band’s leader, Jana Hunter, is now writing and playing with a group that might get filed as new wave, or drone-pop, or post-punk. Whatever the musical label, we’re very glad she’s working to fill our slightly cool fall Thursdays with love.
So check it out below, and pick up the debut LP Twin-Hand Movement if you can. They spent most of the year sweating in attics and basements recording it, so they earned it.