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The best kept secret in music

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""Cold Shivers" Review"

"Husker Dü-like melancholic rock of the New Lows, whose "Cold Shivers" feels immediately like the first time you heard your favourite band, and could quite possibly be." - Punknews.org


"Free EP Review"

I would love to hear a full-length from them and with a little better production, this band's sound would be one heralded all over the mp3 blog stratosphere. - Fleeingthescene.com


""Cold Shivers" Review"

"The brilliant potential of New York's The New Lows. This sent me straight to Google to find more than the one song." - Punk Planet


""Cold Shivers" Review"

"The New Lows, who pound out a guitar-heavy power pop jam that is edgy, melodic and passionate." - Impact Press


"Playing Around with Music"

"The trio known as The New Lows present an entirely different tempo, at least on their first song "Keep It Simple" which simmers along with low, slightly grinding guitars and a bit of drone. I thought this was going to be a quieter song until the chorus kicked in. What started out as Pedro the Lion became a sort of Creeper Lagoon track.

I must say that I'm in a namedroppin' mood because singer Mike Levin reminds me exactly of Mike Kinsella from Joan of Arc." - Shmat.com


"Playing Around with Music"

"Immediately The New Lows side caught my attention; "Keep It Simple" is a clunky, almost grungy rock song that's got a Nirvana feel to it. "The Thrill," meanwhile, is the record's best song - it has a nice poppy feel and a chorus that really sticks." - indieville.com


Discography

Debut Full-Length Dropping Fall 2006
The Free EP - Strike Gently 2005
"Cold Shivers" - This Is Indie Rock Deep Elm Comp.
Playing Around With Music - Slow January 2005

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

The members of The New Lows step out of their respectively rented New York apartments each day at the exact same second, having synchronized their timepieces at rehearsal. They meander down their stoops in an intentional swagger practiced over and over— blocks apart, but in perfect unison. They meet in front of a dirty little bar as the air temperature falls and the nightlife crowd assembles. At some undefined time—yet in perfect parallel motion—they begin playing their instruments, spewing their breath and bodies into mikes and amps and public address systems for the evening throng. The crowd swells and recedes within the waves of sound. This lasts for an hour and thirty minutes until, just as they arrived, The New Lows disperse, alone, disappearing into the cluttered maze of the city. In the early hours of the next morning, the bar settles back to its stillness. The people return to drinking, talking, fucking, and sleeping. And yet, they're never the same for the experience.

Influences: Young, Dylan, CCR, Van Morrison, Beatles, Guthrie, Pavement, Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, Spoon, Iron & Wine, Wilco, Elliott Smith, Radiohead, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pixies, Bright Eyes, Flaming Lips, Trail of Dead, Will Oldham, Silver Jews, Shins, Eels, Interpol, Cursive, The Faint, Sonic Youth, Death Cab, My Morning Jacket, Hold Steady, White Stripes, Bloc Party...