Formed 1993.

Minnesota indie rock/slowcore band

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Low chat to Stuart Maconie

Mimi and Alan of Low join Stuart to chat about their new album, The Invisible Way.

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Low is an American indie rock group from Duluth, Minnesota, formed in 1993. As of 2010, the group is composed of founding members Alan Sparhawk (guitar and vocals) and Mimi Parker (drums and vocals), joined by newer addition Steve Garrington (bass guitar).

The music of Low is characterized by slow tempos and minimalist arrangements. Early descriptions sometimes referred to it as rock subgenre called "slowcore". However, Low's members ultimately disapproved of the term.

Parker and Sparhawk's striking vocal harmonies represent perhaps the group's most distinctive element; critic Denise Sullivan writes that their shared vocals are "as chilling as anything Gram and Emmylou ever conspired on—though that's not to say it's country-tinged, just straight from the heart."

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Invisible Way

    The Invisible Way 2013

    Reviewed by Paul Whitelaw
    Twenty years into their career, Low have created one of their best albums yet.
  2. Review of C'Mon

    C'Mon 2011

    Reviewed by Daniel Ross
    The Minnesotan trio progress through shades of light on a fine ninth LP.
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