Recap: Low played an instore set at Main Street Music

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Downtempo Duluth, MN indie-Americana trio Low played a short, intimate set Monday night in the cozy confines of Manayunk record store Main Street Music. The band performed a selection of spare, haunting songs from their brand new, Jeff Tweedy-produced LP The Invisible Way (released yesterday on Sub Pop Records) and dug deep into the back-catalog for the audience-requested “Dinosaur Act,” the a-side to a 7″ the band released in 2000. The portability of the band’s signature sound was very evident. With only a minimal PA and a couple microphones, they were able to recreate the gripping vibe of the album’s most intense moments – especially “On My Own,” with its desperate climax of repeated “happy birthday” cries. This was the band’s only Philadelphia appearance on this leg of its tour, though singer-guitarist Alan Sparhawk hinted at a return in June. Check out scenes from the show in the photo gallery above and watch a video of “Waiting” below.

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