Here’s a new official video for “Especially Me” off Low’s latest album, C’mon. It’s my favorite song off the album, and it was by far the highlight of their live show when I saw then a couple months ago. The video is really well-directed, and I love the city-scapes, but unfortunately, the best part of the song was the very cool string climax before the final chorus, and they surgically removed it in the radio edit. Too bad. Still a cool video though. Enjoy!
Here’s a treat for you guys. Thanks to the A.V. Club for this.
Low covers “Africa” by Toto
Over the last two decades, the centerpiece and poster children of faithful Latter-day Saints in the world of Rock music have arguably been Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker of Minnesota Indie band Low. It’s hard to overestimate their influence on our culture and musicians. Living proof that the Church and a career in music aren’t mutually exclusive, Alan and Mimi have had their share of critical and fan acclaim, inspiring many Latter-day Saints, non-members, and even our very own Linescratchers itself.
Alan has more recently explored new sonic territory with The Black-Eyed Snakes and Retribution Gospel Choir. Alan was gracious enough to take time out of his schedule to be interviewed in this Linescratchers Exclusive, answering certain questions about being LDS in the music world for the first time.
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