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by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Lower - Soft Option (MP3)
Danish quartet Lower are currently in North America for a few East Coast shows, including two here in NYC: tonight (5/28) at Home Sweet Home with Survival as part of the weekly late night Nothing Changes party ($8 at the door), and then Friday (5/30) at Acheron with Jade Tree signees Dark Blue and La Cruor (tickets).
The group have just shared a second song from their upcoming Matador debut, Seek Warmer Climes, out June 17. Where "Lost Weight, Perfect Skin," was on the strident side, new single "Soft Option" is a little more melodic, with a chorus that recalls early-'80s bands like The Chameleons and The Sound. You can download it above and watch its video -- along with a couple other tracks from the LP and the band's current tour schedule -- below.
Lower - "Soft Option"
Lower - "Bastard Tactics"
Lower - "Lost Weight, Perfect Skin"
Lower - 2014 Tour Dates
Wed. May 28 - Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes) - New York, NY
Thu. May 29 - Golden Tea House - Philadelphia, CA
Fri. May 30 - Acheron - Brooklyn, NY
Mon. June 9 - Islington Assembly - London, UK (with Merchandise)
Tue. June 10 - Point Ephemere - Paris, FR (with Merchandise)
Wed. June 11 - KOMMA - Stuttgart/Esslingen, DE
Thu. June 12 - Monarch - Berlin, DE
Fri. June 13 - OT301 - Amsterdam, NL
Sun. June 15 - Gorilla - Manchester, UK (with Fucked Up)
Mon. June 16 - The Cluny - Newcastle, UK (with Fucked Up)
Tue. June 17 - Belgrave - Leeds, UK (with Fucked Up)
Wed. June 18 - Koko - London, UK (with Fucked Up)