Low, "Dinosaur Act" (Tugboat): Angelic Minnesota minimalists Low return with dynamic fervor on "Dinosaur Act," an English-issued single setting the stage for their forthcoming album Things We Lost in the Fire. Continuing the expansion of sound shown on Secret Name, their last longplayer, "Dinosaur Act" finds distorted guitar, keyboards, and trumpet framing the band's most notable qualities: Mimi Parker's sparse drumming, and her pure vocal harmonies with husband Alan Sparhawk. On the B-side, "Overhead" revisits the delay-heavy sound of the Songs for a Dead Pilot EP, and "Don't Carry It All" straddles regal ground somewhere between exultant hymn and hushed lullaby. — Anthony Carew

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