Portland, OR, Low Culture is comprised of members of Shang-A-Lang and Marked Men. Today, the group is sharing their new single “Alone Together”, off their forthcoming release Places To Hide, out September 9th.
Since releasing their debut LP, Screens, 3/4ths of the band has relocated from Las Cruces, NM to Portland, OR, with the 4/4th soon to follow. They’ve released 7″s on Dirtnap, Dead Broke, and La-Ti-Da Records. They found a new bass player in Chicago transplant Jay Castaldi. Singer/Guitarist Chris Mason has released tons of records on his Dirt Cult Records label.
“On Places To Hide, Low Culture really nails the delicate balance between building on the band’s existing strengths and branching out into new territory, while not losing sight of what made people like ’em in the first place. Musically, many of the songs sound like they could fit in well on Screens, with others sound like nothing they’ve ever done. The band’s trademark personal, somewhat depressive lyrics still set the mood of the record, although many of the songs also tackle social/political issues much more directly than in the past. The production, by Stan Wright at Portland’s Buzz Or Howl Studios (Red Dons, Criminal Code, Pierced Arrows, tons more) accentuates the band’s more “punk” (as opposed to garage) side.
Low Culture on tour:
September 3rd – Awesome Fest (San Diego, CA)
September 4th – Redwood (Los Angeles, CA)
September 5th – Hemlock (San Francisco, CA)
September 6th – Sgraffito (Oakland, CA)
September 8th – The Know (Portland, OR)
September 10th – Black Lounge (Seattle, WA)