Low Anthem, The / Smart Flesh
Album: Smart Flesh   Collection:General
Artist:Low Anthem, The   Added:Mar 2011
Label:Nonesuch Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-05-14 Pull Date: 2011-07-16
Week Ending: Jul 10 Jul 3 Jun 26 Jun 19 Jun 12 Jun 5 May 29 May 22
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 09, 2011: The Songsmith Show
Hey, All You Hippies!, Boeing 737
4. Jun 24, 2011: The Songsmith Show
Smart Flesh
2. Jul 08, 2011: The Songsmith Show
Smart Flesh, Boeing 737
5. Jun 17, 2011: The Songsmith Show
Hey, All You Hippies!
3. Jul 01, 2011: The Songsmith Show
Hey, All You Hippies!
6. Jun 10, 2011: Wee Animalcules
Boeing 737

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2011-05-06
Lots of influences here, and I’m talking some heavy-hitting stuff, like Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and The Band. It’s ethereal, dreamy, spacey yet presented in a completely coherent and linear way. It’s got instrumentation of things like clarinets, organ, banjo, jew harp, horns, etc. Many of the lyrics are thought-provoking and lasting. Incredible stuff. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11.

1. *(4:19) Slow / Mid. Lo-fi, church hymn-like, haunting, like you’ve heard it and felt it before. Sparse with piano and not much else. Great.
2. (4:22) Slow / Mid. Country-sounding song, another one with lots of space. Organ, plodding drum, acoustic guitar, pedal steel, harmonica.
3. *(2:40) Mid / Fast. Loud drums, guitars, bass, subdued harmonica. It’s driving with vocals set back in the mix a bit. It’s loud, epic and killer.
4. *(3:07) Slow. Echoey, melancholy and dreamy chorus of vocals put through a tunnel. with sparse acoustic guitar and piano. Wow. Ends too soon.
5. *(3:54) Slow. The vocal sounds eerily like Bob Dylan’s. Killer pump organ with harmonica phrases.
6. (3:47) Slow. Triple clarinet INSTRUMENTAL.
7. (5:18) Slow / Mid. A bit carnivalistic and spooky. Slight country with banjo. Cool organ. It’s epic sounding. Leonard Cohen influence with the vocal delivery.
8. *(4:41) Mid. Really sounding like The Band with that Garth Hudson-like organ and vocal phrasing. Killer.
9. (3:27) Slow. Sparse banjo-led dirge with some ringing bells and a transistor radio at the end.
10. *(3:10) Slow / Mid. Another hymn-like song with piano, bass, clarinet and guitar. Beautiful.
11. *(7:31) Slow. It’s a lyrically heavy, heavy dirge. It’s brutal, scary, really makes you think about some shit we go through in life. Never thought a jew harp could sound so good. Fuck, what a great song...

Track Listing
1. Ghost Woman Blues   6. Wire
2. Apothecary Love   7. Burn
3. Boeing 737   8. Hey, All You Hippies!
4. Love And Altar   9. I'll Take Out Your Ashes
5. Matter Of Time   10. Golden Cattle
  11. Smart Flesh