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The Low Anthem: Shimmering Americana

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The Low Anthem: Shimmering Americana

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All three members of The Low Anthem attended Brown University before making the band a full-time enterprise. Willa Mamot Photography hide caption

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All three members of The Low Anthem attended Brown University before making the band a full-time enterprise.

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On its sophomore album, The Low Anthem introduces Oh My God, Charlie Darwin with a guitar strumming gently under a falsetto voice. It then echoes to a shimmer. It's a sound Uncut Magazine called "hymnal purity."

The Low Anthem is a trio of recently graduated Ivy Leaguers. The band's songwriting and sound is a sort of updated version of American folk and roots music, featuring everything from Appalachian ballads to full-throated bluesy stomps.

In this interview with Guy Raz, the band explains the significance of Charles Darwin in its songwriting and performs a song from the new album.

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Album
Oh My God, Charlie Darwin
Artist
The Low Anthem
Label
Nonesuch
Released
2009

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