Another Planet Entertainment
Lower Dens
with guests:
No Joy
Alan Resnick

Lower Dens released their beguiling, well-received, debut album "Twin-Hand Movement" in July 2010. Their latest album, "Nootropics", is similar in its full depth and range of its formidable charms which unfold over multiple listens - it's a grower, and accordingly, Lower Dens' popularity and acclaim grew and grew too. Since the release of "Twin-Hand Movement", they were asked to join bigger and bigger tours, with the likes of Bear in Heaven, the Walkmen, Beach House, and Deerhunter, and wound up playing around 200 shows in that grueling 12-month span, developing the kind of musical telepathy that only relentless touring can bring. Somehow, amid all the travel, Jana Hunter, the band's leader, had to write songs for the next album. So she got a keyboard - an instrument she doesn't really know how to play - plugged in some headphones, and began composing, writing most of "Nootropics" in the back seat of the Lower Dens tour van as it rolled down the interstates. And that's what "Nootropics" is all about. The album is the second of a four-album cycle that the band had planned from the very beginning of its existence. Where "Twin-Hand Movement" was about community, using the band's native Baltimore scene as a springboard and inspiration, "Nootropics" is the next step.

Venue: The Independent

Location: San Francisco, CA
Show Date: Sunday, July 1
Show Time: 8:00PM
On Sale Date: Friday, May 4
Ticket Price: $13 adv | $15 door
*plus applicable service fees

Tickets available at The Independent (628 Divisadero, SF) for no service charge.