There are times when an anonymous CD picked from the stacks of those sent to State of Mind World Headquarters becomes a favorite in the office - then in the car‚ in an iTunes playlist‚ as a recommendation to others… You get the idea. That was the case in 2007 with What the Crow Brings‚ the debut album by The Low Anthem. We started talking about covering them‚ saw them open for Surprise Me Mr. Davis in April of 2008‚ and finally arranged a podcast recording and an in-person interview with Ben Knox Miller‚ Jeff Prystowsky‚ and Jocie Adams last September‚ on the heels of their new album Oh My God‚ Charlie Darwin. You can read the feature here.
Praise for The Low Anthem has rained in from outlets such as NPR Music‚ PasteRolling Stone‚ The New York Times‚ and BBC Radio 1‚ which described how the band's performance "weaved its magic into the hearts of everyone present" at the recent South By Southwest Festival.
And now‚ all the band's hard work has born fruit of a new kind: The Low Anthem has signed a record deal with Nonesuch‚ home to Bill Frisell‚ Wilco‚ Ry Cooder‚ Emmylou Harris‚ Randy Newman‚ Pat Metheny‚ and many more leading lights of modern American music. The news from the band is that they signed "a wonderful and fair record deal with the world's best record label. Nonesuch Records will be supporting our national rerelease of Oh My God‚ Charlie Darwin without asking us to change anything! The tentative rerelease date is June 9."
You can read the official word from Nonesuch here and check out The Low Anthem here.