Baltimorean songwriter Jana Hunter and her band of the haze-bending bearded dudes in Lower Dens are back after their fantastic 2010 record Twin Hand Movement and a well-deserved break with another equally fantastic lead-in single to their upcoming record Nootropics. “Brains” is five minutes of awesome Kraut-y, motorik groove, chugging, interlocking drums and bass underlying dizzying, hazy guitar interplay and Hunter’s murmured, creepy-charming vocals. It’s flawlessly layered, flawlessly mixed, a hypnotizing, immersive cut – we’ll probably keel over dead if the rest of the record is so good. Nootropics is out May 1 – we don’t know how we’re gonna wait til then.
LOWER DENS – "Brains"