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Lowest of The Low’s sixth Studio Album “Welcome To the Plunderdome” Out Immediately; Ontario Dates with By Divine Proper

Lowest of the Low (Picture Credit score: Russell Kinds)

(Toronto, ON – October 6, 2023) – Immediately, Lowest of the Low launched their sixth studio album, Welcome to the Plunderdome, through Sonic Envy Music. That includes 12 self-produced tracks from the legendary Canadian Indie Rock Corridor of Famers, Welcome to the Plunderdome showcases a revitalized band deeply dedicated to delivering melodic and thought-provoking rock in a uniquely Lowest of the Low approach; with the eagerness and dedication of punk.  Stream Welcome to the Plunderdome HERE.

The joyous video for the brand new single “Hey Child (You Acquired Soul!)” has over 130K views. That includes a powerful ska aspect and scorching guitars, the adrenalized reduce actually validates frontman/principal songwriter Ron Hawkins’ declare that Lowest of the Low stays a band fortunately, “stuffed with piss and vinegar.”

Directed and shot by Low drummer David Ray Alexander, the video options @Aranivah, who created a few of her wildly fashionable social media movies particularly for the tune. Member of NYC band Ratas En Zelo, self-described as “Immigrant Latinas delivering estrogen-fueled accordion punk,” Aranivah’s distinctive various dance movies have garnered over 7.1 Million likes on TikTok alone.

LOTL is at present on the highway, wrapping up in Hamilton on November 9 that includes visitors The Discarded. Becoming a member of the Low on the opposite remaining present dates is indie rock band By Divine Proper.

It’s been six years since bassist Greg Smith (The Weakerthans) and guitarist/vocalist Michael McKenzie joined core members Ron Hawkins (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Nichols (guitars, vocals, harmonica, keyboards), and David Alexander (drums), and frontman/principal songwriter Hawkins couldn’t be happier at how this unit has gelled.

“Not for the reason that early days of The Low 1.0 has the band felt so tight as a unit, all cylinders firing in the identical course,” Hawkins stresses. “It’s only a nice hold. Everybody has the liberty to play what they need to play and organize collectively, and in our common Monday rehearsal periods, we at the moment are writing songs collectively. We go, ‘let’s simply fuck round and act like youngsters!’”

The earlier LOTL album, 2019’s Agitpop, was recorded at elite Toronto studio Union Sound with heavyweight producer David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Device), however the band seized the recording reins this time round. Constructing upon the momentum of rehearsals at Inexperienced Door Studio, the intimate Toronto area run by John Critchley (13 Engines), The Low laid down mattress tracks there, in addition to at Purple Home (Michael McKenzie’s area) and Ron’s home. The engineering credit are shared by Critchley, Hawkins, McKenzie, and Nichols.

Ron notes, “That is the primary time we’ve actually produced a file collectively, and I’m thrilled on the outcomes. I really feel that is the right mix of capturing the power of the band on the ground then including a sprinkling of gorgeous touches, just like the horns.” A judiciously-employed horn part of high native gamers dubbed The Legitimizers provides vivid colors to lots of the album tunes.

LOTL constructed a devoted following and a really full dance card on the energy of their joyous reside exhibits, the place they perfected their mixture of intelligent wordplay, razor-sharp hooks and hermetic harmonies. In 1996, 2000, and once more in 2005, Chart Journal honoured LOTL’s 1991 landmark, platinum-selling debut album, Shakespeare My Butt, with spots within the high 10 of the High 100 Canadian Albums of All Time. The debut turned the best-selling impartial launch in Canadian historical past on the time. In 2008, Lowest of the Low was inducted into the Canadian Indie Rock Corridor of Fame.

Welcome to the Plunderdome Tracklist:
01. Courageous New World
02. Hey Child (You Acquired Soul!)
03. On a Dangerous Day
04. Cheer Up, Charli
05. Armageddon Avenue
06. Improper Manner Spherical
07. Boomerang
08. Landslide
09. When the Boot Comes Down
10. Glass Towers
11. S.O.S.
12. Wet Day Parades and Purple Hearts

Upcoming Tour Dates:
OCT 6 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Corridor*
OCT 12 – Kingston, ON – Broom Manufacturing facility*
OCT 13 – Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre*
OCT 14 – Peterborough, ON – Market Corridor*
NOV 9 – Hamilton, ON – Bridgeworks w/The Discarded

* = w/By Divine Proper

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