The Low Anthem Is Coming to The Bowery Ballroom and So Should You!April 13th, 2010
The Low Anthem, out of Providence, R.I., got its start when student DJs Ben Knox Miller and Jeff Prystowsky met at Brown University. They’d played a variety of music together beginning in 2002, but they officially started their band when Dan Lefkowitz joined them in 2006. He left, amicably, several months later (leaving behind the haunting song “This God Damn House”) but was eventually replaced by Jocie Adams—and Mat Davidson became a member last year. It’s fitting that Davidson is a multi-instrumentalist because each member of the group plays a stunning array of instruments (including pump organ, mandolin and even cell phones) in giving the Low Anthem a blast-from-the-past sound, uniquely blending folk, blues, gospel and rock. But you be the judge: Check out the Low Anthem, above, playing “This God Damn House,” and then see them in person tomorrow night at The Bowery Ballroom.