Friday music blogging: The Low Anthem
The Low Anthem originally released their debut, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, last year. It’s been a sleeper hit (as these things go), gradually spreading by word-of-mouth to the point that label Nonesuch felt compelled to re-release it this year.
It’s a really special album — been steadily growing on me for a while. I’ll wager these guys are going to blow up soon.
The trio alternates between spooky folk harmonies and gargled Americana barn rock, and they do both extremely well, so here’s one of each. The first is called “Ohio,” the second “The Horizon Is a Beltway.”