Lower Dens

Baltimore, MD

Together just over a year, Baltimore’s Lower Dens have fashioned a fascinating sound and faithful following. With their debut CD, Twin-Hand Movement, Lower Dens pursue a Dark Wave direction that shimmers with sheets of Shoegaze guitars, roils with Jeff Buckley’s Pop passion and bristles with The Bad Seeds’ dissonant beauty. Like an opium-laced joint, Lower Dens is simultaneously disorienting and mellow, hallucinogenic and earthy, terrifying and wondrous.

You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Nick Cave and Margo Timmins fronting the Cowboy Junkies as actual junkies. (Brian Baker)