Friday Five: New videos from Low, DNM, bathtub cig, Lumpy, and the Minnesota Orchestra
by Jay Gabler
January 07, 2022
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Low, “I Can Wait”
Low’s album HEY WHAT was one of 2021’s most acclaimed releases, landing on several publications’ best-album lists. “If only every band could sound this adventurous 30 years into existence,” wrote the New York Times. A new video for “I Can Wait,” directed by Michael Aragon, puts the duo’s words into the mouths of four different people who might be waiting for something metaphorical (aren’t we all), or perhaps something a little more concrete, like a cold treat. Where are they waiting? Well, it ain’t Duluth…a little Googling points to Denver.
DNM, “Falling Out”
Perhaps correctly surmising there should really be more than one “falling” song suitable for driving around with the windows open, DNM have crafted this sweet jam that comes with a spring-tinged Sawyer Brice video. DeCarlo Jackson, Naél, and Moise also prove that you don’t need to be a country artist to ride around in the back of a pickup - though some (in this case, very on-brand) denim helps. DNM are currently scheduled to play the only remaining show in Andrew Broder’s mostly-canceled Turf Club residency, on Jan. 19.
bathtub cig, “therapy”
Continuing our seasonal confusion, bathtub cig’s Hilary James seems to run through the entire calendar as she dances and grins her way through “therapy.” Depression pop? Careful, this colorful clip just might cheer you up. Bathtub cig will be at Mortimer’s on Jan. 20 as part of a Yellow Ostrich residency.
Lumpy, “Who Makes Them”
Bryan Highhill has been releasing music in various projects for two decades; the catalog of his mid-2000s ska band the P. Lacquers has just hit Bandcamp. Lately he’s been releasing “Lump’s House” videos featuring songs from his Lumpy project, including this one originally released in 2010.
Minnesota Orchestra, A New Year’s Celebration
The Minnesota Orchestra are preparing to bid farewell to their acclaimed music director Osmo Vänskä…but first, they’re making their way through all seven Sibelius symphonies with the acclaimed interpreter of Finland’s most famous composer. They kicked off their Sibelius Festival with a New Year’s concert that was livestreamed and is now archived for viewing in full - complete with the Minnesota Orchestra debut of star violinist Stella Chen. Next up, this weekend they’re tackling Sibelius symphonies 2 and 7. (Insert sardonic Vikings reference here.)