‘Brains’ is the first video from the Baltimore-based Lower Dens' forthcoming album ‘Nootropics’. The video directed by Tristan Patterson, recognized for his feature length directorial debut 'Dragonslayer' (Grand Jury Prize winner for Best Documentary at SXSW 2011) and featuring band member Jana Hunter, brings to vivid light one of the themes central to ‘Nootropic’s - appreciating our modern society's rampant technological advancements while reconciling its ability to encroach to traumatizing effect.
The minimalism here is monumental, elements in the music that seem subtle at first soon reveal The band have announced release shows in New York City and Baltimore in addition to several headlining dates in March and April. ’Nootropics’ will be released on CD, double LP, and digitally May 1st in North America and April 30th throughout the rest of the world. In addition, a limited edition gold coloured double LP with black swirl is available for pre-order exclusively through Ribbon Music: http://bit.ly/nootropicsmartpreorder A 10" featuring album tracks 'Brains' and 'Propagation' and backed with an exclusive B-side 'Hours' will be available physically and digitally on March 27th. View the video here: