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Low Share Creepy Video for “Always Trying to Work It Out”

Double Negative Out Now via Sub Pop

Oct 31, 2018
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Low released a new album, Double Negative, last month via Sub Pop. It was our Album of the Week. Now they have shared a video for "Always Trying to Work It Out." Phil Harder directed the video, which intercuts footage of the band's Alan Sparhawk in a grocery store where everyone except him are wearing black masks with that of the band performing the song with an impressive light show behind them. Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

Sparhawk had this to say about the video in a press release: "We present our slightly Halloween-themed video for 'Always Trying to Work It Out.' In which... friends and family star in a stroll through the grocery store; familiar fragments from memory appear; masks are filtering light. Thank you National Sawdust, light tech Shane Donohue, and the Food Co-op in Duluth. It's dedicated to our city of Duluth."

Read our recent My First Concert article with Low, where Alan Sparhawk discussed the first concert he ever attended.

Pick up Under the Radar's current print issue (Issue 64) to read our exclusive interview with Low on Double Negative.

When the album was announced they shared videos for three new songs, "Quorum," "Dancing and Blood," and "Fly" (shared as one complete 14-minute piece, a triptych, as well as separately). The songs all made our Songs of the Week list. Then they shared the album's closing track, "Disarray" (which was #2 on our Songs of the Week list). Then NPR streamed the whole album a week early. Then they shared a video for "Rome (Always in the Dark)" (which was #3 on our Songs of the Week list). There was also a video for "Poor Sucker."

Double Negative is the follow-up to 2015's Ones and Sixes. A previous press release described Double Negative as Low's "most brazen, abrasive (and, paradoxically, most empowering) album." Low (Alan Sparhawk, Mimi Parker, and bassist Steve Garrington) recorded the album at Justin Vernon's April Base studio in Eau Claire, Wisconsin (where they recorded Ones and Sixes) with producer B.J. Burton (Bon Iver, Lizzo, James Blake, and Francis and the Lights). The press release said the band "knew they wanted to go further with Burton and his palette of sounds: they wanted to see what someone who is, as Sparhawk puts it, 'a hip-hop guy' could truly do with their music." 

Read our 2015 print magazine interview with Low's Alan Sparhawk about Ones and Sixes, as well as our 2015 digital magazine bonus Q&A with Sparhawk.

Low Tour Dates:

2018:

Nov. 02 - St. Paul, MN - The Fitzgerald Theatre
Nov. 05 - Detroit, MI - El Club
Nov. 06 - Toronto, ON - Great Hall
Nov. 08 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa
Nov. 09 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Nov. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
Nov. 12 - Washington, DCU Street Music Hall
Nov. 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Funhouse
Nov. 14 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Nov. 15 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme
Nov. 16 - Chicago, IL - Rockefeller Chapel
Nov. 17 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
 
2019:

Jan. 29 - Glasgow, UK - Tramway
Jan. 30 - Birmingham, UK - Birmingham Town Hall
Jan. 31 - Brighton, UK - St. George's Church Brighton 
Feb. 01 - London, UK - Barbican
Feb. 02 - Kortrijk, BE - De Kreun
Feb. 04 - Groningen, NL - Vera
Feb. 05 - Erlangen, DE - E-Werk (Erlangen)
Feb. 06 - Cologne, DE - Kulturkirche Köln
Feb. 07 - Frankfurt, DE - Sankt Peter
Feb. 08 - Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefährlich
Feb. 09 - Aarhus, DK - Voxhall
Feb. 11 - København, DK - The Koncerthuset - Studie 2
Feb. 12 - Gothenburg, SE - Pustervik
Feb. 13 - Oslo - Norway - Parkteatretjo
Feb. 14 - Stockholm, SE - Kagelbanan (Small Room)
Mar. 08 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall
Mar. 09 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Mar. 11 -  Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Mar. 12 - Tustin, CA - Marty's On Newport
Mar. 13 - Tijuana, MX - Moustache
Mar. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
Mar. 16 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Mar. 18 - Portland, OR - Star Theater
Mar. 19 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial
Mar. 20 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Mar. 23 - Provo, UT -  Velour Live Music Gallery     

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