Concert: Lower Dens

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Concert: Lower Dens
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Fresh off their European tour, Lower Dens brings their “vivid world of queer retrofuturism” to the Museum’s gallery space. Lower Dens will take the stage in the Museum's Brown Foundation Gallery for a concert featuring the music from the band’s latest album, Escape From Evil (Ribbon, 2015).

Admission is free and open to the public with RSVP. Register to attend via Eventbrite by clicking the link below:

Please note: RSVP does not guarantee admission. Admission to this event is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.


On Escape From Evil, Lower Dens’ Jana Hunter emerges: cerebral and hot-blooded, rash and incorruptible, and, crucially, possessing of a loud, clear voice. The album sees Hunter stepping up and taking center stage, and emboldening every aspect of the band.

Escape From Evil is a cinematic, tonally rich work. The sounds are clean and warm. The pulse of the album is strong. Melodies are potent and songs are physical. Lyrics are direct, frank confrontations with life’s common crises. The album title is brazen, and along with the grimly funny title of lead single, “To Die in L.A.”, almost theatrical.

Lower Dens’ 2010 debut, Twin-Hand Movement, was a stunning evolution of guitar brilliance and murky emotiveness, while its 2012 follow-up, Nootropics, was a stark, textured paean to experimental bands of the krautrock era. Escape From Evil marks a bold, monumental step forward for the band and the welcome manifestation of a singer we’ve never quite seen until now.
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By: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston