Duluth trio Low are celebrating a couple different anniversaries in 2013. It will be the 20th year Alan Sparhawk and wife Mimi Parker have performed together under the Low moniker, and on March 19, 2013, they will release their 10th studio album, The Invisible Way, via Sub Pop.
The Invisible Way was recorded in Wilco’s studio in Chicago, produced by Jeff Tweedy, and engineered by Tom Schick. A press release sent out today says that the album deals with larger issues — “the songs are about intimacy, the drug war, the class war, plain old war war, archaeology and love,” Alan Sparhawk says — and that five of the 11 new tracks feature Mimi Parker singing lead.
Here’s the trailer for The Invisible Way, which features about 20 seconds of piano from the new record and a short conversation about peaches:
In addition to announcing the new album today, Low have also released a free six-song live EP that was recorded in early 2012 while they were on tour with Death Cab for Cutie. The first track on the EP, “Words,” features a cameo by Death Cab’s Ben Gibbard.
Stream the new live album, Plays Nice Places, here: