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Podcast: Low at 25

Podcast: Low at 25

Three writers trade notes on the great Duluth band, who play November 17 at the High Noon Saloon. (Photo by Paul Husband.)

Low, the band that Mimi Parker and Alan Sparhawk started in 1993 in Duluth, Minnesota, has always packed a ton of complexity and dynamism beneath its humble surface. The band's latest album, Double Negative, released earlier this year, takes Low into some abrasive electronic territory. In some ways it's a bold sonic turn, and in some ways it's very much the kind of melancholic, handsomely tuneful, emotionally raw record you'd expect Low to make.

Ahead of Low's November 17 show at the High Noon Saloon, Tone Madison's Scott Gordon, Katie Hutchinson, and Grant Phipps sat down to discuss the band's astonishing 25-year run. You can also hear Katie on WORT's Another Green World show on Tuesdays, and Grant's WSUM show, The Manifold Curiosity, will return in the winter.

Give the conversation a listen here, or subscribe to the Tone Madison podcast on Apple Podcasts. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and consider supporting us financially with a one-time or recurring donation.

Unity with what?

Unity with what?

Madison calendar, November 1 through 7

Madison calendar, November 1 through 7

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