Monday, January 10, 2011
As last year's best of 2010 lists started to roll in last month, it became evident that Lower Dens weren't just a favorite here in their hometown of Baltimore, Maryland.
Their first release since the debut LP Twin Hand Movement, the new "Batman" single will hit stores on January 18. Streaming above, "Batman" has become one of our favorites in the band's live show repertoire over the past year - specifically recalling the rendition played at Whartscape last year after the surreal storm that sent the fest down to Sonar.
The B-side of the single is a cover of Mayo Thompson’s “Dear Betty Baby", a more careful and heavy melodic excursion. Together, they further cement that this band isn't going anywhere anytime soon as they churn out song after song of ghostly folk pop bliss. Their next regional date is at the Black Cat in D.C. on March 11 with Wye Oak.
Lower Dens' Batman 7" is available via Gnomonsong on January 18.