Album Reviews

Places To Hide
Low Culture – Places To Hide
7.5
 on
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 18:27
submitted by
Thomas

A lot has changed in camp Low Culture since the release of “Screens”, the band’s first album. Both Chris Mason (Shang-A-Lang) and Sam George moved from New Mexico to Portland (they are currently leaning on Marked Men’s Joe Ayoub to make the move as well) and they found a new bassplayer in the form of recent Chicago transplant Jay Castaldi.

 

One thing that hasn’t changed are Low Culture’s songs. The new batch of songs that makes up “Places To Hide” are as scrappy and melodic as ever and equal parts garage and punk. It’s not just an exercise in repetition though. “Hate Me When I Go” is one of the band’s poppiest songs to date and with “Lonely Summer” Low Culture has even written a ballad. Well, kinda.

 

If fuzzy, energetic and catchy are words you regularly use to describe your taste in music, then we encourage you to check out “Places To Hide”.