Ribbon Music are pleased to announce the long-awaited second album from Baltimoreâ€™s Lower Dens, Nootropics (pronounced No-eh-tro-pics) on May 1st, 2012 (North America) / April 30th, 2012 (Rest of world).
Lower Dens released their beguiling debut album Twin-Hand Movement in July 2010. Where that album was about community, using the band’s native Baltimore scene as a springboard and inspiration, Nootropics is the next step.
The album title is a reference to Lower Dens’ interest in transhumanism–the use of technology to extend human capabilities. Â It could just as easily extend to the music itself: “Brains,” with its sleek, metronomic pulse, examines our relationship to technology, in particular artificial intelligence and is the perfect entryway into Nootropicsâ€™ vast & meticulous vision.
Download â€˜Brainsâ€™ here: http://soundcloud.com/
Tracklisting is as follows:
1. Alphabet Song
7. Lion in Winter Pt. 1
8. Lion in Winter Pt. 2
9. Nova Anthem
10. In the End is the Beginning
Lower Dens are Jana Hunter (Vocals, Guitar), Will Adams (Guitar), Geoff Graham (Bass, Vocals), Nate Nelson (Drums), Carter Tanton (Synths, Guitar, Vocals).