Performing at Shaky Knees Festival on October 24& Pitchfork Music Festival London on November 11
NEW YORK, NY – Today, buzzy Atlanta-based lo-fi duo Lowertown released the official video for their latest single, “Burn On My Own,” from their recently released EP, The Gaping Mouth(Dirty Hit). Filmmaker Zachary Bailey (Young Thug, Jean Dawson) directed the trippy and haunting visual — PRESS HERE to watch and PRESS HEREto stream the full EP.
“‘Burn On My Own’ was a song we had worked on at the darkest period of our October to January stay in London,” the band said. “We were incredibly isolated with freezing temperatures and no restaurants or other spaces open to see. We were stuck in our Airbnb for a month with little to no connection to our friends or family at home in Atlanta, so we began spiraling mentally. This video is almost a complete opposite shift from our circumstances during the song’s composition. Filmed in Malibu during the daytime with bright, happier colors and faces, we wanted to create a different look at the song. Not just something bleak and devoid of color, but something saturated with joy. We found the juxtaposition very cathartic because it shows those intense and dark feelings in a new context.”
Later this month, Lowertown will take the stage at Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta for a special hometown set on October 24 before jetting to the UK to play the inaugural Pitchfork Music Festival London on November 11.
Lowertown released The Gaping MouthEP late last month to critical acclaim. The duo traveled to London to record the collection of songs with revered producer Catherine Marks, known for her work with Foals, St. Vincent, Manchester Orchestra, Wolf Alice and more. With this release, Lowertown showcased their continued progression from high school DIY music-makers to certified lo-fi darlings. The EP’s title track and its coinciding video received critical acclaim from The Guardian, landed a coveted spot on Pitchfork’s ‘Pitchfork Selects’ Playlist, and can be heard on KROQ’s ‘New Arrivals.’ At the same time, the band was named a best new artist by Pigeons & Planes, ‘On The Rise’ by Line of Best Fitand an artist to watch by Ones to Watch.
Lowertown is comprised of 20-year-old bandmates and best friends Olivia Osby and Avsha Weinberg, who have quietly built a cult following while garnering praise for their moody riffs and lyrics about the trials and tribulations of becoming a young adult. From ad hoc, folky lo-fi soundscapes to more lacquered offerings, Lowertown’s unique brand of indie music is at once nostalgic and futuristic, chaotic and orderly, wise and young.
Olivia, the self-taught singer-songwriter, and Avsha, the classically trained multi-instrumentalist, achieve success in their music through their symbiotic collaboration style, imbued with joy and respect. The duo first met in math class in high school after discovering their shared love for DIY music, and began recording, producing and mastering all of their tracks from a basement studio. Their music mixes lush instrumentation, samples, synthesizers and homemade ambiance paired with moody vocals and lyrics. Their debut LP Friends, released in 2019, garnered millions of organic streams on Spotify.
Influenced by the likes of Aphex Twin, Modest Mouse, Radiohead, (Sandy) Alex G, and Animal Collective, Lowertown has already made waves in the US and UK, having drawn acclaim from Pitchfork, Pigeons & Planes, The FADER, Ones To Watch, The Guardian, Far Out, Alternative Press, Notion, The Forty Five, DIY, Dork, BBC Radio 1 and more.