Low’s “The Invisible Way” Out Now

By on March 20, 2013


Sub Pop Records is excited to announce the official release of Low’s new record, The Invisible Way. Out today, March 19, the album is already getting raves from the media around the globe.


 NPR hailed, “most of these songs land squarely in that sweet spot where darkness and worry are swathed in pristine beauty,” while Filter said that Low “continues to evolve into a better version of themselves…they maintain the patient emotional tone that has drawn fans to their music over the years while refining their sound into something even deeper.” Meanwhile, overseas, MOJO gave The Invisible Way four stars, called it “one of the band’s strongest albums,” and said, “immersion in The Invisible Ways melancholia is a sublime pleasure,” and Uncut awarded it “Album of the Month” status, and claimed, “in its own quiet way, it’s as confrontational as anything the Duluth trio has ever done.”


The Invisible Way was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, engineered by Tom Schick and recorded in Wilco’s studio in Chicago, IL, during the fall of 2012. The album finds Low’s majestic melancholy in full bloom yet distinguishes itself with its starker, unadorned soundscapes, layered harmonies and drummer/vocalist extraordinaire Mimi Parker singing lead on five of the 11 songs. The album tackles large issues (“the songs are about intimacy, the drug war, the class war, plain old war war,

archaeology and love,” says Sparhawk) in a manner that plays a stunning counterpoint to the sublime hush of the music.

On Thursday, March 7, saki, the boutique record store, art gallery and performance space in Chicago, partnered with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events to present Low and The Invisible Way album producer and Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy in their “Off the Record” series. At the event, Low played several stripped down versions of songs off the new record.  AV Club was able to capture a few of these songs on video.  Watch “Holy Ghost” and “Plastic Cup” from the links provided below. 


Stripped down version of “Holy Ghost” on AV Club:



Stripped down version of “Plastic Cup” on AV Club



The band’s North American tour began in Toronto on March 16. The remaining dates are below.



20 – New York, NY – Society for Ethical Culture *

22 – Chicago, IL – Metro +

23 – St. Paul, MN – Fitzgerald Theatre x

29 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge#

30 – Provo, UT – Velour#



2 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour#

3 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall#

5 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios#

6 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile#


* The Wordless Music Series, ACME String Quartet opens

+ WXRT presents, Geoff Farina opens

x The Current Presents An evening with Low, featuring members of Trampled by Turtles

# Thalia Zedek opens



21 – 23 – North Adams, MA – Solid Sound Fest


The European tour dates are below:



24 – Birmingham, UK – Glee Club

25 – Manchester, UK – Central Methodist Hall

26 – Gateshead, UK – The Sage Gateshead

27 – Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand

29 – Bristol, UK – Trinity

30 – London, UK – Barbican Centre



2 – Copehnhagen, Denmark – Loppen

3 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser

4 – Oslo, Norway – Bla

7 – Paris, France – La Maroquinerie

8 – Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royal – Nuits Botanique

9 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Paradiso De Duif

10 – Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom

11 – Bologna, Italy – Teatro Antoniano

13 – Barcelona, Spain – Casino de la Alianca

14 – Valencia, Spain – Teatro La Rambleta

15 – Zaragoza, Spain – Teatro de las Esquina

16 – Madrid, Spain – Joy Eslava

17 – Valladolid, Spain – Cupula del Milenio

18 – Biarritz, France – Atabal





Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.