The Duluth, MN trio, Low, has announced the release of their 10th album, The Invisible Way, which is set to hit shelves on March 19, 2013 via Sub Pop. Not only is it Low’s 10th album, but the release is also reason to celebrate their 20th anniversary as a band. Produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, and recorded in Wilco’s studio in Chicago, the album was a natural progress, according to Low guitarist/vocalist Alan Sparhawk.
“While driving through Chicago on tour, we finally stopped to visit Wilco at their studio, The Loft,” says guitarist/vocalist Alan Sparhawk in a press release. “They had invited us to come check it out several times over the years, but this would finally be the day…What really converted us was hearing the new Mavis Staples tracks they were working on – big, simple, raw and intimate. Plans were made then and there.”
According to the press release, many of the tracks on The Invisible Way touch on deep subjects such as class war and intimacy, while still also offering the sound that Low is known and loved for—layered harmonies atop a moody panorama of instruments.
Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming release, and in the meantime check out a brief (and mysterious) trailer for the album and a free (for an e-mail address) download of a live EP, Plays Nice Places, below.