10 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jana Hunter re-imagines herself here as Siouxsie Sioux leading an ’80s alternative rock band, preferably British. The Baltimore-based ensemble’s third album, Escape from Evil, turns up the synths and the glam power for songs like “Ondine,” “To Die in L.A.,” “Your Heart Still Beating,” and “Electric Current,” which sound like natural bedfellows with tracks by Depeche Mode, New Order, OMD, Bryan Ferry, and even David Bowie. Some credit is likely due to coproducer and mixer Chris Coady (Beach House), with further input from Ariel Rechtshaid (Sky Ferreira, Vampire Weekend) for smoothing over the band’s previous rough edges and helping them achieve a heavenly patina. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jana Hunter re-imagines herself here as Siouxsie Sioux leading an ’80s alternative rock band, preferably British. The Baltimore-based ensemble’s third album, Escape from Evil, turns up the synths and the glam power for songs like “Ondine,” “To Die in L.A.,” “Your Heart Still Beating,” and “Electric Current,” which sound like natural bedfellows with tracks by Depeche Mode, New Order, OMD, Bryan Ferry, and even David Bowie. Some credit is likely due to coproducer and mixer Chris Coady (Beach House), with further input from Ariel Rechtshaid (Sky Ferreira, Vampire Weekend) for smoothing over the band’s previous rough edges and helping them achieve a heavenly patina. 

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About Lower Dens

Based out of Baltimore, Maryland, Lower Dens is one of many side projects from singer/songwriter Jana Hunter. Hunter is also joined by guitarist Will Adams, bassist Geoff Graham, and drummer Abram Sanders. Together, the freak folk quartet has a sound that is psychedelic and murky, embodying the experimental nature of the Baltimore music scene with songs that are equal parts reverb-drenched folk and swirling ambience. After playing a string of house shows, Lower Dens went into the studio to record its first album with Chris Freeland (of Oxes fame). In 2010, the band released its full-length debut, Twin-Hand Movement, on Devendra Banhart's Gnomonsong label. In the months that followed the group would refine its sound through touring and experimentation. Sanders stepped down as drummer in 2011, replaced by Nate Nelson. The band was also filled out with additional guitarist/keyboardist Carter Tanton. This expanded version of the band returned in 2012 with sophomore album Nootropics. In early 2015 the band released its third studio long-player, Escape from Evil, via Ribbon Music. ~ Gregory Heaney

  • ORIGIN
    Baltimore, MD

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