Low Water: Club Cafe, Friday 2/27

Low Water music band at Club Cafe Pittsburgh 2/27/09

Low Water (with Good Night States WYEP’s Artist of the Year)
When: Friday, 2/27/09, 10 PM (21+ show)
Price: $7
Location: Club Cafe, 56-58 S 12th Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203 (South Side)
Phone: (412) 431-4950 (Club Cafe)
Website: www.ClubCafeLive.com

Brooklyn’s Low Water will be playing Friday night at Club Cafe with locals, Good Night States. I missed Low Water’s last Pittsburgh show in December due to one of this winter’s now infamous blizzards. I’m excited to have a second chance to see them live after having kept their new record, Twisting the Neck of the Swan, on constant rotation the past few days.

I often associate bands to how and where I will listen to their music. For example, any form of indie electronica (Santo Gold, Justice, Black Kids) is always blasting from my stereo, as I get ready for a night out with the girls. I tend to wake up to Radiohead’s, Hail to the Thief. I fall asleep to anything by Air or Beta Band. I instantly knew Low Water will be my new fix for long drives home after an all-nighter. Since I love to go out, Low Water will be getting plenty of airtime in my ride. Holla.

I would describe Low Water as a pure rock band that features laid back beats, gritty vocals, and airy bright melodies. Low Water definitely has a unique sound where I hear influences by folksy bands such as Wilco and also touches of 90’s UK rockers, The Stone Roses. At Geekstar’s listening party last night, one of my associates clearly pointed out that the production quality on their new CD is top notch. The audio is rich and clean throughout. (Be sure to get a CD at Friday’s show!) Also, some of Low Water’s more upbeat songs give a definite nod to 60’s rock.

One of my favorite songs is Go. This song features a string section written by Dave, the band’s bassist. Low Water recorded the score with members of the Momenta Quartet at NYU. The end result involves slightly hypnotic strings that give an extra level of depth to the song. Go is lush yet slightly moody and dark. The song also has a video that was made in collaboration with sleepdance.org. You can see the video on FUSE’s On Demand channel or below:

Fans of local bands, Lohio, Good Night States, or The Central Plains, should definitely check out Friday’s show. Also, the weather forecast so far seems to be cooperating!

Club Cafe Flyer Low Water and Good Night States Pittsburgh 2/27/09

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