Lower Dens, in support of their new album The Competition, are about to embark on a North American tour,and will be stopping through Millvale on Thursday, February 13th to perform at Mr. Smalls Theatre.
Praise for The Competition:
“It’s a refreshing and fascinating album.” – NPR“…The Competition is this years ultimate dance floor filling protest album.” – Northern Transmissions
“Lower Dens are loving the ’80s on The Competition, a decision that allows them to stop carrying the weight of sadness and dance it off instead.” – AV Club
“Jana Hunter further refines Lower Dens’ atmospheric synthpop while applying a welcome lyrical directness and sense of humor.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“Lower Dens’ fourth LP The Competition melds unsparing assessments of capitalism and its dog-eat-dog struggle for status and stuff, reflections on relationships gone wrong, radical empathy and lush, sparkling, orchestral synth-pop.” – Billboard“First single “Young Republicans” is a genuine bop. It’s an anthemic, smooth synthpop song that reminds me of what might’ve happened if New Order had come up in the streaming era.” – Stereogum
“[“Young Republicans” is] a flashy visualization of the dark and urgent satire that lies beneath the song’s energetic disco vibes.” – The FADER
“Jana Hunter and Lower Dens are back with a rousing new jam, featuring arguably one of the best – and certainly one of the timeliest – choruses of the year.” – Gorilla vs. Bear