Though technically released in 2008, The Low Anthem's sophomore album Oh My God, Charlie Darwin has been getting a lot of buzz this year. They recently played a sold out show here at The Troubadour, and have been getting great crowds at festivals, it's not hard to see why. This eclectic folk group takes a familiar sound and breathes new life into it. Part Dylan-esque lyrics with a Bon Iver softness to it, and part bombastic ramshackle blues with a Tom Waits edge. The Low Anthem capture American beauty and ugliness at the same time, they are another one of the folk groups in recent years who have made it to the big leagues because they are just damn good. I have posted two tracks exemplifying their range of sound.
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