July 06, 2009

The Low Anthem: Oh My God, Charlie Darwin

The Low Anthem
photo: Johanna Neufeld

Providence, RI, trio The Low Anthem are the kind of band will go down in history with rave reviews and moderate sales. Their album Oh My God, Charlie Darwin has just been reissued and remastered (by none other than Bob Ludwig).

They are a band filled to brim with smart-asses, all members have been studying classical composition and Jocie Adams worked on a infrared spectrometer for NASA. The risks of their music becoming intolerably geeky have been side-stepped with confidence. They are a folk band that can play soft - Charlie Darwin gives Antony and The Johnsons a run for their money, rant and rave - the bluesy stomper The Horizon is a Beltway, and put on a mean face for harp-driven southern rocker Champion Angel. Their cover of Jack Kerouac's Home I'll Never Be (first picked up by Tom Waits) might well become the standard for future interpretations.

The Low Anthem:
Ben Knox Miller, Jeff Prystowsky, Jocie Adams

The Low Anthem: Oh My God, Charlie Darwin

Oh My God, Charlie Darwin is distibuted through released on Nonesuch Records. Buy the CD or LP through the band's website. Hand-painted silkscreen cover.

Tracks:
  1. Charlie Darwin
  2. To Ohio
  3. Ticket Taker
  4. The Horizon is a Beltway
  5. Home I'll Never Be
  6. Cage The Song Bird
  7. (Don't) Tremble
  8. Music Box
  9. Champion Angel
  10. To The Ghosts Who Write History Books
  11. OMGCD
  12. To Ohio (reprise)

Live dates:
  • 07/18 Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa, ON
  • 07/25 Wiggins Park - XPoNential Music Festival, Philadelphia, PA
  • 08/01 Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI
  • 08/04 Club Cafe $, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 08/05 The Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights, OH
  • 08/06 Locals Only (Art & Music Pub) $, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 08/07 The Summit %, Columbus, OH
  • 08/08 Lollapalooza, Chicago, Illinois
  • 08/08 Hideout - Lollapalooza Afterparty $, Chicago, Illinois
  • 08/10 Southgate House %, Newport, KY
  • 08/11 The Basement %, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 08/12 Grey Eagle Tavern %, Asheville, North Carolina
  • 08/13 Local 506, Chapel Hill, NCa
  • 08/15 Ottobar %, Baltimore, MD
  • 08/16 Philly Folk, Philadelphia, PA
  • 08/26 Bell House, Brooklyn, NY
  • 08/27 Narrows Center For the Arts, Fall River, Massachusetts
  • 08/29 Plymouth Waterfront Festival, Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • 09/05 Electric Picnic, Stradbelly
  • 09/06 Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK
  • 09/07 Oran Mor, Glasgow, UK
  • 09/08 Cluny, Newcastle, UK
  • 09/09 Glee Club, Birmingham, UK
  • 09/11 End Of the Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens, UK
  • 09/12 End Of the Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens, UK
  • 09/13 Bestival, Isle of Wight, UK
  • 09/15 Atomic Cafe, Munich, Germany
  • 09/16 La Salumeria Della Musica, Milan, Italy
  • 09/18 Broftabrik, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 09/19 Gebaude 9, Koln, Germany
  • 09/20 Lido, Berlin, Germany
  • 09/21 Knust, Hamburg, Germany
  • 09/23 De Duif, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 09/24 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
  • 09/25 Doornroosje, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 09/26 La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
  • 10/02 Austin City Limits, Austin, TX
  • 11/20 Royal Theatre - Crossing Borders, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 11/22 Arenbergschouwburg - Crossing Borders, Antwerp, Belgium

% w/ Langhorne Slim
$ w/ Joe Pug

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