Listen to The Low Anthem’s Free At Noon performance at The Kimmel Center
From NPR Music:
Citing Tom Waits, Neil Young and Bob Dylan as their main influences, the members of The Low Anthem craft a folksy, layered sound. The group has been known to forgo PA systems and amplification in order to blend with its surroundings live.
In the time since its first album, The Low Anthem has undergone many changes, moving from straight folk and rock toward a raw, minimalist sound. That evolution came to a head on the group’s third record, the widely acclaimed Oh My God, Charlie Darwin.
Smart Flesh, that album’s followup, shakes off the Rhode Island band’s past whimsy and taps into something more visceral and melancholic.