10 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jana Hunter re-imagines herself here as Siouxsie Sioux leading an ’80s alternative rock band, preferably British. The Baltimore-based ensemble’s third album, Escape from Evil, turns up the synths and the glam power for songs like “Ondine,” “To Die in L.A.,” “Your Heart Still Beating,” and “Electric Current,” which sound like natural bedfellows with tracks by Depeche Mode, New Order, OMD, Bryan Ferry, and even David Bowie. Some credit is likely due to coproducer and mixer Chris Coady (Beach House), with further input from Ariel Rechtshaid (Sky Ferreira, Vampire Weekend) for smoothing over the band’s previous rough edges and helping them achieve a heavenly patina. 

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jana Hunter re-imagines herself here as Siouxsie Sioux leading an ’80s alternative rock band, preferably British. The Baltimore-based ensemble’s third album, Escape from Evil, turns up the synths and the glam power for songs like “Ondine,” “To Die in L.A.,” “Your Heart Still Beating,” and “Electric Current,” which sound like natural bedfellows with tracks by Depeche Mode, New Order, OMD, Bryan Ferry, and even David Bowie. Some credit is likely due to coproducer and mixer Chris Coady (Beach House), with further input from Ariel Rechtshaid (Sky Ferreira, Vampire Weekend) for smoothing over the band’s previous rough edges and helping them achieve a heavenly patina. 

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

jayboucher ,

The Freshest of Sounds!

The song ‘To Die in L.A.’ is catchy and reminiscent of 80s alternative pop, but way better production. It’s a solid track and I can’t wait to get the rest of this come March.

JansonJones ,

Another Strong Album

Seriously, this band is fantastic. This album, Escape from Evil, was more “poppy” than I was expecting, but please don’t confuse that with standardized, generic pop music. There’s nothing standardized or generic about the Lower Dens. This is a rich, thick, dense, and immensely rewarding album. Time will tell if it carries the longevity of constant-play Nootropics (2012) has in my library, but I suspect so. I’m still finding new angles on each listen.

jestersadouche ,

Yes!

Jana Hunter is a genius. Can't wait to see them live.

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