Lower Dens Announce 2020 Tour Dates; Share Short Documentary Film 'You Belong Here'

The Competition OUT NOW on Ribbon Music!

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Praise for The Competition:

"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

"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

"The band's fourth album, The Competition, maintains this sense of absolute order but finds the group taking its sound to more expansive places than ever before." - BUST
"Part razor-sharp condemnation of our modern world, and part journey through Jana Hunter's recent reidentification as "they/he," Lower Dens' The Competition utilizes the power of the dance floor to make a case for love and acceptance not just in dangerous times, but as the law of the land. " - Chunky Glasses

"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

"...their most powerful yet..." - Baltimore Magazine

"["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

"The follow-up to 2015's Escape from Evil adds an urgency to the band's darker synth tones, a compositional reflection of the capitalism-spurred distress at the album's thematic core."  - Consequence of Sound

Last month, Lower Dens released their newest creation -- The Competition -- on Ribbon Music.  Today, they announce 2020 headlining tour dates in support of the album, following a massive support tour last month with Of Monsters And Men.  Full list of dates below. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 18 and can be purchased here.

Additionally, Lower Dens mastermind Jana Hunter recently sat down with Moog Music to talk legendary synths, the importance of music as a form of expression, and the making of the group's latest single "Galapagos." Watch the short film entitled You Belong Here below, which follows a chapter of Hunter's personal and creative journey via a collection of moments between Moog's home in Asheville, NC, and Hunter's in Baltimore.

Watch the "Young Republicans" video HERE
Watch the "I Drive" video HERE
Tour dates:
2/13/20 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre 
2/14/20 Washington, DC @ Songbyrd 
2/15/20 Raleigh, NC @ Kings 
2/16/20 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt 
2/18/20 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl 
2/19/20 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn 
2/21/20 Austin, TX @ Barracuda 
2/22/20 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger 
2/23/20 Dallas, TX @ Ruins 
2/25/20 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar 
2/26/20 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar 
2/27/20 West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre 
2/28/20 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop 
3/02/20 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile 
3/03/20 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios 
3/05/20 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge 
3/06/20 Denver, CO @ Globe Hall 
3/08/20 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry 
3/09/20 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall 
3/10/20 Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx 
3/12/20 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground 
3/13/20 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB 
3/14/20 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall 
3/16/20 Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery 
3/17/20 Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace 
3/19/20 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 
3/20/20 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live 
3/21/20 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar