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Low announce new album Ones and Sixes, air lead cut "No Comprende"

23 June 2015, 15:26 | Written by Laurence Day

Low have announced a new record called Ones and Sixes, and shared its lead single "No Comprende".

Speaking about the record, the band's Alan Spearhawk said:

“In our 20+ years of writing songs, I've learned that no matter how escapist, divergent, or even transcendent the creative process feels, the result is more beholden to what is going on at the moment. It's hard to admit that one is so influenced by what is in front of us. Doesn't it come from something magical and far away? No, it comes from here. It comes from now. I'm not going to tell you what this record is about because I have too much respect for that moment when you come to know it for yourself.

“I will, however, tell you about how we made it. BJ contacted us a few years ago and invited us out to the studio where he works with Justin, Lizzo, and other artists. The studio is close to our home in Duluth, so it seemed tempting. Months later, I worked with BJ, producing the recent record by Trampled by Turtles. We got along and seemed to have similar curiosity about the possibilities for Low, so time was booked and songs finished. We tracked under the soft glow of laser discs playing lost classics like Point Break and Speed. Glenn Kotche from Wilco was there one day working on another record, so we had him in to play hand-percussion on a couple songs. Working 2 or 3 days at a time, leaving it with BJ, then back again for more, we don't have the time or money to second-guess or pick from a pool of possibilities. This is the whole thought - the untamed truth. This is now. This is everything.”

Low will release Ones and Sixes on Sub Pop 11 September. It follows 2013's The Invisible Way.

Stream "No Comprende" below, and then check out the LP's tracklist and Low's upcoming tour dates afterwards.

Tracklist

1. Gentle
2. No Comprende
3. Spanish Translation
4. Congregation
5. No End
6. Into You
7. What Part of Me
8. The Innocents
9..Kid in the Corner
10. Lies
11. Landslide
12. DJ

June

30 - Guangzhou, China - TU Space

July

1 - Shenzen, China - B10 Live House
3 - Beijing, China - YuGong Yishan
4 - Shanghai, China - Qian Shui Wan Cultural Centre
17 - Eau Claire, WI - Eaux Claires Festival

September

3 - Bergen, Norway - Perfect Sounds Forever Fest
4-6 - Wiltshire, England - End of the Road Festival
4-6 - Stradbally, Ireland - Electric Picnic
18 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon *
19 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall *
21 - Toronto, Ontario - The Mod Club *
22 - Montreal, Quebec - Bar Le Ritz PDB *
23 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *
24 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
25 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s *
26 - Washington, DC - Black Cat *

October

7 - Manchester, England - Cathedral **
8 - Glasgow, Scotland - Art School
10 - London, England - Roundhouse **
12 - Köln, Germany - Gebaude 9
13 - Hamburg, Germany - Knust
14 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
15 - Stockholm, Sweden - Kagelbanan
17 - Berlin, Germany - Lido
19 - Munich, Germany - Ampere
20 - Bologna, Italy - Teatro Antoniano
22 - Zaragoza, Spain - Las Armas
23 - Barcelona, Spain - Bikini
24 - Valencia, Spain - Deleste Festival
26 - Madrid, Spain - Teatro Lara
27 - Santander, Spain - Escenario
29 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso **
31 - Brussels, Belgium - AB

November

11 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
13 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge *
14 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex *
16 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour *
18 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
20 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir *
21 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile *

* = with Andy Shauf
** = with Two Gallants

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