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Low Announce Tour, Begin Work on Rarities Comp

Catherine Lewis reports:
Duluth slowcore legends Low are busy as ever this year. According to an Alan Sparhawk note posted on the group's official website, the band's getting pretty tight with independent film types-- they're already scheduled to perform at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20th, and will also be playing at the screening reception for Travis Wilkerson's An Injury to One, a documentary about the early 20th century union struggles in Butte, Montana. Wilkerson used instrumental bits from several Low tunes (most notably "Laugh" and "Landlord"), as well as songs from Dirty Three and Tortoise.

After the festival, Low heads to Europe for a brief two-week tour, then back to their home turf for some U.S. dates. For their swing through the south, Haley Bonar-- a young singer/songwriter whose surname we will have the good taste not to ejaculate, er, make fun of, and whose second album is slated for an April release on Sparhawk's own Chairkicker's Union label-- will join them.

01-20 Park City, Utah - Sundance Film Festival
01-31 Dublin, Ireland - Ambassador Theater (with the Dudley Corporation)
02-01 Antwerp, Belgium - De Nachten Festival
02-03 Edinburgh, UK - Queens Hall
02-04 Aberdeen, UK - Lemon Tree
02-05 Glasgow, UK - QMU
02-06 Newcastle, UK - University
02-07 Manchester, UK - MDH
02-08 Leeds, UK - Parish Church
02-10 Birmingham, UK - Academy 2
02-11 Bristol, UK - Academy
02-12 Brighton, UK - St. Georges Church
02-14 London, UK - Union Chapel (with Coastal)
02-15 London, UK - Union Chapel
02-26 Iowa City, IA - Old Brick Auditorium (with Haley Bonar)
02-27 Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground (with Haley Bonar)
03-01 Columbia, MO - Mojo's (with Haley Bonar)
03-03 Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone (with Haley Bonar)
03-04 Fayetteville, AR - Dickson Theater (with Haley Bonar)
03-05 Norman, OK - The Opolis (with Haley Bonar)
03-06 Houston, TX - Diverse Works (with Haley Bonar)
03-07 Austin, TX - Mercury @ Jazz (with Haley Bonar)
03-08 Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves (with Haley Bonar)

Also in the works for Low: a rarities and B-sides compilation that will mark their tenth anniversary as a band. We don't yet know what's going to be on it, but it's about goddamn time!

.: Pitchfork Review: Low: Trust
.: Pitchfork Review: Low: Things We Lost in the Fire
.: Pitchfork News: Low Cover Pink Floyd, Get Magnetic
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.: Haley Bonar:
.: Originally published: 14 January 2003
.: Items mentioned above on Things We Lost in the Fire (Low, 2001); Trust (Low, 2002); Size of Planets (Haley Bonar, 2003).