Christmas comes early for fans of Duluth indie heroes Low -- right now, for the cost of an email address, a new live EP entitled Live at Eindhoven is available for download. The four-song EP contains versions of 2005's superior The Great Destroyer's "Monkey" and "Silver Rider," as well as two even older tracks, "July" and "Laser Beam" from 2001's Things We Lost in the Fire. Live at Eindhoven was recorded in January of 2009 at St. Catherina Church in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Low recorded all four songs with a full backing choir -- the extra vocal power, plus the echoing cathedral acoustics and the solemnity of the band's slowcore songs make them sound like sacred Christmas hymns in the vein of "Silent Night," playing at a Christmas Eve Mass.
Still can't get enough of Low? You're in luck.
If you're craving more Low after listening to the Live at Eindhoven EP, you'd best be at the Tractor Tavern this Friday night at 9:30pm. Low will be headlining a special Christmas concert, playing Yuletide songs from their eleven-year-old Christmas EP (also released as a free gift to fans, back in 1999. This band is a bunch of regular Santas). Expect to hear "Little Drummer Boy," the aforementioned "Silent Night," and even better, some new tracks from the band's forthcoming full-length, C'mon, which will be released early next year on Sub Pop.