Boomkat Product Review:
‘California’ is the first single from Low’s heavy new album ‘The Great Destroyer,’ featuring twelve string Rickenbackers, staccato drums and lazy day harmoniesthat the band have always crafted, except never quite in this upfront way. Alan Sparhawk’s voice sounds like a pre-penitentiary David Crosby, and Mimi Parker’s close harmonies create an unnerving Malibu sunset. The single was recorded with the help of producer Dave Fridmann, going some way to accounting for how this is quite easily the band’s most ‘pop’ moment to date. The B-side features a stunning alternate version of the album track “Cue The Strings”.