Los Angeles - Lower Dens, the indie rock quartet based out of Baltimore, MD, just released a second track titled, “Ondine,” from their upcoming third record, Escape from Evil. The album is due for U.S. street release on March 31 (March 30 in the rest of the world) via Ribbon Music.
Lower Dens are Jana Hunter (lead vocals, guitar), Walker Teret (guitar), Geoff Graham (bass, vocals), Nate Nelson (drums)
This new song is the follow up from the record’s first single, “To Die in L.A.” The track is one of sonically comfortable and rich quality, effortlessly displaying Hunter’s ability to study and transform ubiquitous themes and experiences –things like fear, guilt and love, among others – and hear them manifested through artistically powerful compositions. “Ondine” highlights the production prowess of Ariel Rechtshaid (Vampire Weekend, Haim, Cass McCombs), who is just one of a handful of individuals who contributed to the album.
Lower Dens have also released information regarding some North American tour dates, including stops at NXNE in Toronto and the Northside Festival in Brooklyn. The full list of tour dates are provided below. More North American and international dates are projected for announcement soon.
Alongside Hunter, Escape from Evil was mixed and co-produced by Chris Coady (Cass McCombs, Beach House). Additional elements were even contributed by Lower Dens’ own Walker Teret. John Congleton, who has worked with St. Vincent and The Walkmen as lent a hand in recording and production.
Escape From Evil is a striking and significant note of progress for Lower Dens, following their 2010 debut, Twin-Hand Movement and 2012 sophomore effort, Nootropics. This third installament embodies a warm and crisp character and showcases the evolution of Hunter as a singer that listeners have not witnessed until this project.
Listen to “Ondine” now!
Escape from Evil will be released on CD and digitally. A limited-edition deep purple vinyl edition is also available for pre-order, exclusively through Ribbon Music. All pre-orders through Ribbon Music and iTunes get access to an instant download of both “To Die in L.A.” and “Ondine.”
Lower Dens Noth American Tour Dates
03-12 North Bethesda, MD – AMP
03-19 Florence, MA – 13th floor Lounge
03-20 Hudson, NY – The Half Moon
03-21 Winooski, NY – The Monkey House
03-22 Hamden, CT – The Space
03-31 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right (sold out)
04-01 Baltimore, MD – Floristree
05-08 Arden, DE – Gild Hall
05-09 Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Museum of Art
06-11 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (Northside)
06-12 Philadelphia, PA – Voyeur
06-13 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
06-15 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
06-16 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
06-17 Toronto, ON – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern (NXNE)
06-19 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB
06-20 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
06-21 Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre
07-17 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
07-21 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
07-24 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
07-25 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
07-28 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
07-29 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
08-04 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
08-05 Chapel Hill, NC – King’s Barcade