Lower Dens released a new single this week titled "Real Thing" which Jana Hunter cowrote with her friend Arthur Bates and Ariel Rechtshaid. Says Hunter:

The lyrics were inspired by an advice column in an old copy of Oui magazine I found in Arthur's apartment. The woman writing in to the column seemed genuinely torn between her love for her husband and her desire to fuck around. I find that kind of selfishness entirely relatable, the kind of thing all of us know about ourselves and find nearly impossible to admit. Those kinds of simultaneously internal and yet universal struggles bring me to tears. What if we could all acknowledge just those kinds of flaws, accept them, resolve not to judge each other? I mean, who wants this misery? This alienation? The greed that follows generations of repression? The jealously, oppression and injustice that come next? No. Hell no. If that's reality, I don't care to be a part of it. Or at least that's how I let myself feel from time to time, until I realize I love people and I'm part of the community of humankind and if things are gonna be better for anybody it's on me to do my part. Might seem like a lot but, for me, it's all in this song.

The accompanying video was directed by SSION’s Cody Critcheloe, who previously collaborated on Escape from Evil’s "To Die in L.A." It's got a similar soft-focus '80s vibe and you can watch it below.

As mentioned, Lower Dens are currently on tour, and they'll play a unique show at Brooklyn's Pioneer Works on September 30 where they'll perform inside an massive inflatable structure (tickets). They'll also play Houston's Day for Night fest alongside Aphex Twin, Bjork, Butthole Surfers and many more.

All dates are listed, along with the new video, below.


Lower Dens - 2016/2017 Tour Dates
Sept. 14 — Cleveland, OH @ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Sept. 15 — Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre %
Sept. 24 — Albany, NY – Larkfest
Sept. 30 — Brooklyn, NY @ Pioneer Works [“The Present Is the Form of All Life” exhibit]
Oct. 1 — Harrisburg, PA @ Makespace Music Festival
Dec. 17-18 — Houston, TX @ Day for Night
May 11, 2017 — Baltimore, MD @ Joseph Myerhoff Symphony (WTMD & the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra present PULSE)
% w/ Explosions in the Sky

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