Wow a press release I can actually use. I’m flabbergasted. None of the CD release lists I peruse had a new Sam Lowry listed (I wrote about Sam here first three years ago) . So this is a complete surprise. Sam pals around with Murder by Death, Langhorne Slim, William Elliott Whitmore, Lucero and O’death and probably listened to a little too much Leonard Cohen growing up. His songs are not jaunty sing-a-longs. More often than not the chorus is absent and rhymes are few and far between.
His new record With/Without is out May 19 on Higher Step Records. He’ll be on tour with Langhorne Slim soon and will release a split 7″ with W.E.W on May 19 as well.
“Manhattan Took Us First” is a reference to Leonard Cohen’s “First We Take Manhattan”. It begins with somber cello and then in comes Sam’s world weary baritone. It’s a modern tale of city life and the pain of anonymity, loneliness and despair.
The new Swedesplease shirts are now for sale here. I’m really happy with ow they came out (I’m wearing one right now!).
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