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Listen: Lower’s blistering new song “Bastard Tactics”

on May 14, 2014, 4:15pm

Copenhagen punks Lower are gearing up to release their Matador Records debut, Seek Warmer Climes, due out on June 17th. The 10-track LP is said to “channel the romance and drama of great singer-songwriters, from late-period Scott Walker to Bryan Ferry”, resulting in a “hugely ambitious and affecting rock album that enters deeply personal and unusual sonic and topical spaces.”

Following album cuts “Lost Weight, Perfect Skin” and “Another Life” comes a new one called “Bastard Tactics”. Taking a cue from its title, the track’s blunt and badass, knotted with scuzzy, cutting riffs and frontman Adrian Toubro’s disquieting bark. Watch its accompanying music video below (via Stereogum).

The band explained “Bastard Tactics”, saying: “The song is concerned with the pursuit of company in night life, and the realization that the way we have come to praise this is not always in vogue with what it really does to people. Losing your true self and awkwardly resorting to bastard tactics to bring in game, is a universal feeling. Human music, Copenhagen 2014.”

Seek Warmer Climes Tracklist:
01. Another Life
02. Daft Persuasion
03. Lost Weight, Perfect Skin
04. Unkempt And Uncaring
05. Expanding Horizons (Dar es Salaam)
06. Bastard Tactics
07. Soft Option
08. Craver
09. Tradition
10. Arrows

Catch Lower on tour this summer.

Lower 2014 Tour Dates:
05/16-17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Church On York *
05/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Wall Street
05/19 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
05/20 – Reno, NV @ Holland Project
05/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
05/22 – Oakland, CA @ 1234 Go!
05/23 – Bakersfield, CA @ Munoz Boxing Gym
05/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ E 7th Street
05/27 – New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
05/28 – New York, NY @ Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes)
05/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House
05/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron
06/10 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
06/15 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla #
06/16 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny #
06/17 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave #
06/18 – London, UK @ Koko #
08/22-24 – Reading and Leeds, UK @ Reading and Leeds Festivals

* = w/ Iceage, Puce Mary, and Sexdrome
# = w/ Fucked Up