With that in mind, Lower Dens are making their return in 2012 with the fittingly titled new LP, "Nootropics." The first taste of the album, "Brains," picks up where "Twin-Hand Movement" left off. Its minimal krautrock patter propels the song through waves of radiant guitar, the vocals carrying a melody atop the washes of synthesizer to a chilling climax. It's a remarkable high point in Lower Dens' limited but strong discography, a very enticing appetizer for the new full-length. At this point, it's clear that Lower Dens are the real deal, a band you should absolutely be paying attention to if you weren't before.
Friday night is your chance to see how Lower Dens' live performance can work you into a heightened consciousness for the low, low price of free. Don't mess this one up.
Yellow Ostrich, Grace Weber and 1,2,3 open for Lower Dens this Friday, March 9, at Der Rathskeller in the Memorial Union. The fun begins at 9:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Some Lower Dens content after the jump...
Lower Dens "Brains"
Lower Dens "Hospice Gates"
Lower Dens "Deer Knives" & "Tea Lights"