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Lowlights / Lowlights
Album:Lowlights Collection:General
Artist:Lowlights Added:04/2003
Label:Darla Records 

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Add Date:2003-06-09 Pull Date:2003-08-11 
Week Ending:27 Jul20 Jul13 Jul6 Jul29 Jun15 Jun
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1.Thu, 07 Oct 04:Riina & Murray
Fiction Romance
4.Sat, 23 Aug 03:Eric K!
In the Leaves
2.Fri, 07 May 04:Riina
Distraction-Limited
5.Sat, 26 Jul 03:Eric K!
In the Leaves
3.Wed, 29 Oct 03:Eric K!
In the Leaves
6.Wed, 23 Jul 03:crisco jones
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Album Review
Eric K!
Reviewed 2003-06-01 
Lowlights is a dreamy indie-country band from Humbolt County, CA fronted by Dameon Lee of Scared of Chaka. _Lowlights_, recorded by Dustin Reske of Rocketship, is a fantastic debut album. Obvious comparisons: a more sincere Court & Spark, a detached and spacey Sadies, a very sad Beachwood Sparks. Whatever. _Lowlights_ is an album of moody atmospheric pieces (1,4,6) and gloomy country-influenced pop songs (3,7,11,12) all with a heavy-reverb parched psychedelic American Southwest feel.
There is a kind of similarity to the songs. Most of them are _slow_. With few exceptions, they begin with spare acoustic guitars and treated vocals. Electric instruments join in later. There are often weird, detached instrumental breaks in the songs.
If you like this album, check out Lowlights' take on "Catch the Wind" on the Donovan tribute.

Stand-out tracks: 12, 8, 2, 9, 6, 9, 10, 11

1. Spacious with a spaghetti western feel. Spooky treated vocals.
2. Sad, pedal-steel, catchy melody
3. Acoustic driven, catchy
4. shimmering, slow, horns at end, spacey
5. short pop song, acoustic intro, spooky
6. slow; parched, desert feeling
7. More of a pop song, spooky
8. Long intro, song begins 1:00 into track, sweet vocals, ringing guitar. Sad, moving.
9. weird female-sounding vocals, minimal accompaniment, short with sudden ending
10. draggy, philosophical pop song. Organ-driven
11. More dramatic, acoustic groove
12. acoustic until the very end, sad, epic, pedal-steel accompaniment

Track Listing
1.In the Distance 7.Last and Alone
2.Wave Goodbye 8.Tranelogue
3.Dim Stars 9.Wheelbarrow
4.Brown Eyes 10.Too Late
5.Restless and Young 11.Flowers in Her Hair
6.Gare Du Nord 12.How Does It Feel