SIXTY Listens: Lower Dens “To Die in L.A.”

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Baltimore band Lower Dens is back with a song from their upcoming third album, Escape from Evil. A departure from their previous efforts, “To Die in L.A.” abandons their dulled grit and krautrock cruise for some polished, buoyant pop (sure to please any Future Islands fan), with lead singer Jana Hunter’s voice cutting through the dance beat like a firm hand. Produced by Hunter, with additions made from Grammy-winner Ariel Rechtshaid, along with producer Chris Coady (remembered best for his work with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Grizzly Bear, Beach House, Blonde Redhead, and every indie band that’s produced a remarkable album in the last decade), the album is sure to be a satisfying follow-up.

Photo courtesy of Lower Dens via Myspace.

Jenny Bahn

Jenny Bahn

Jenny Bahn is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, specializing in music, fashion, the arts, and culture, both high and low. Her work has been featured in V Magazine, CR, Office, and TIME. She is the Managing Editor of Alpha SIXTY.