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The Valley Below: CD
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The Valley Below: CD

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The Valley Below dives into the murky waters of purpose, nostalgia, love, betrayal, and losing one's identity amidst it all. With a powerful new sound, this record pushes into a heavier "indie rock" genre while still maintaining a story focused core. The songs are more intimate lyrically and more expansive musically. From start to finish this album exemplifies the work that the band has done to be more cohesive and more captivating than ever before

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The Valley Below

Lowlands

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This new record dives into the murky waters of purpose, nostalgia, love, betrayal, and losing one's identity amidst it all. With a powerful new sound, this record pushes into a heavier "indie rock" genre while still maintaining a story focused core. The songs are more intimate lyrically and more expansive musically. From start to finish this album exemplifies the work that the band has done to be more cohesive and more captivating than ever before

All songs written by Tom Rorem// All songs arranged by Lowlands// Engineered by Nate Yaccino// Mix and Mastered by Martin Feveyear// Cover art by Josh Monuteaux, Dan Cumberland// Special Thanks to Gigi Rosenberg

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  1. 1 Cigarettes & Alcohol 05:01
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  2. 2 Bold & Brazen 03:49
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  3. 3 Disinherited 05:24
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  4. 4 Beyond The Edge 04:50
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  5. 5 Rhinestone Rosie 04:40
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  6. 6 Fade Away 04:17
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The Largest Army

Lowlands

You know that part in your favorite indie flick when the guy finally gets the girl, and they embrace in a passionate kissing session beneath the falling rain? Lowlands practically wrote the soundtrack. Not literally, of course, but in a folksy, "lull me with your tender words" sort of way.

The Largest Army encompasses the passion and prowess necessary to truly pull off a successful indie-rock album. It's crisp and smooth, with warm vocals and a wave of tension that pulls and pops effortlessly. Tom Rorem has a deeper, shapely voice that stands out in a genre run by guys that almost always sound like they're wearing black glasses and a plaid shirt.

In the standout song, "Pilgrims Progress," Rorem's voice has a Yoni Wolf spark to it, which shines the most when the instruments fall away and he sings over a snare drum with a stick tapping the rim: "I'm a heart without a lover, like a bird without a beak, adding to this conversation, in a language no one speaks."

There's a cerebral speck of Transatlanticism, the stylistic musings of Andrew Bird post-Squirrel Nut Zippers, and the undertones of The Decemberists, which creates a beautiful, deeply layered experience of harmonies, witty one-liners and tempo changes.

More than anything, it's a one-of-a-kind and incredibly necessary record that dares to challenge the pop-dance zombie culture that's taken over radio stations and clubs.
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  1. 1 Give Me Love 04:46 Info Download
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  2. 2 Jealousy 03:48 Info Download
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  3. 3 Pilgrims Progress 04:13 Info Download
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  4. 4 Joseph 05:13 Info Download
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  5. 5 Radio 03:27 Info Download
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