Download “Soft Option,” the Stormy New Single from Copenhagen’s Lower

Stream “Soft Option,” a track from the Copenhagen four-piece’s debut album, Seek Warmer Climes.

Photographer selftimer
May 28, 2014


Lower is the Denmark-based rock fourpiece of vocalist Adrian Toubro, guitarist Simon Formann, bassist Kristian Emdal and drummer Anton Rothstein. Last time I mentioned them here, they were rehearsing out of the same Copenhagen DIY venue as Iceage, with whom they now share a label (Matador), along with a penchant for whirlwind arrangements. "Soft Option," the second single from Lower's debut LP, Seek Warmer Climes, has enough frayed guitar chords and song-interrupting tremolo passages to literally sound like its enacting Toubro's words about tension's tearing at your heart strings/right under your skin. Download the MP3 via Lower's website, pick up a copy of the record from Matador come June 17th, and check out a band-directed video for the track below.

5/28 - Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes) - New York, NY
5/29 - Golden Tea House - Philadelphia, CA
5/30 - Acheron - Brooklyn, NY
6/9 - Islington Assembly - London, UK (with Merchandise)
6/10 - Point Ephemere - Paris, FR (with Merchandise)
6/11 - KOMMA - Stuttgart/Esslingen, DE
6/12 - Monarch - Berlin, DE
6/13 - OT301 - Amsterdam, NL
6/15 - Gorilla - Manchester, UK (with F**ked Up)
6/16 - The Cluny - Newcastle, UK (with F**ked Up)
6/17 - Belgrave - Leeds, UK (with F**ked Up)
6/18 - Koko - London, UK (with F**ked Up)

Download “Soft Option,” the Stormy New Single from Copenhagen’s Lower