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Lowland Hum returns home for album release party on Thursday, Feb. 16, at Resonate GSO

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Resonate GSO will present Lowland Hum‘s album, “Thin,” release concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, at Hope Chapel (1825 Spring Garden St.) following the Feb. 10 album release. Tickets are $12.

On Feb. 6, No Depression began premiering “Thin” in its entirety, giving fans an early listen to the record. On Feb. 10, on NPR’s All Songs Considered, a track-by-track feature went live with the duo giving a detailed backstory to each song on the album. NPR’s Bob Boilen commented, “Sincerity, community and beauty is how I think of Lowland Hum; the sounds of Lauren and Daniel Goans.”

During an election-focused episode in mid-January, NPR’s All Songs Considered featured “Palm Lines,” a track that “…exposes its insecurity in full, pondering the path ahead.” Boilen continued with, “Doubt may be their inspiration, but the message is one of persistence, as Daniel and Lauren Goans trudge into the future, one foot in front of the other.”

In anticipation for “Thin,” I interviewed the duo and posted on  The Huffington Post in November about the recording process and also premiered a making-of video, which you can find here. Pro Sound News profiled Daniel, one half of Lowland Hum, in their December cover story on indie producers. Daniel produced the new record for Gold Connections, a great band on Fat Possum’s roster and co-produced “Thin,” with Lauren Goans. Read about what gear he swears by and learn about his recording process here. Also in late 2016, American Songwriter premiered the video for “Thin Places,” check it out here.
Touring-wise, Lowland Hum jumps back on Josh Ritter’s tour in February, stopping in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Richmond, Virginia, before heading out on their own headlining  tour for the remainder of February and March. In March, Lauren and Daniel join Jesca Hoop for three dates in the midwest. In April, the band joins Penny and Sparrow for an eleven day run starting in Jackson, Mississippi, on April 4. See below for a full list of announced dates.
For more information or to purchase the album, please visit
About Lowland Hum
Based in Charlottesville, Virginia, Lowland Hum is Daniel and Lauren Goans. Together they are a prolific, two-person creative factory. They met in North Carolina in 2009 when Daniel crashed a party at Lauren’s apartment. The next year, Daniel asked Lauren to collaborate on an album he was working on, by adding harmony vocals and designing the artwork for the project, with her background in visual arts. Eventually, Lauren’s voice was added to half the album.
Lowland Hum formed officially in 2012, a few months after the two were married. In the years following the release of their critically acclaimed debut, Native Air (2013), the duo has toured the country almost nonstop. In 2014 they followed up their debut with Four Sisters, a conceptual EP and video series, and then, in 2015, they released their eponymous sophomore full-length album, garnering a slew of praise from NPR to Nerdist.
On tour:
Feb. 10 – McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square – Charlotte, NC*
Feb. 11 – Modlin Center for the Arts – Richmond, VA*
Feb. 16 – Resonate GSO – Greensboro, NC
Feb. 17 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
Feb. 22 – Royal Oak Community UMC – Royal Oak, MD
Feb. 23 – Pinhook – Durham, NC
Feb. 26 – The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
Feb. 28 – Iota Club – Arlington, VA
Mar. 1 – The Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
Mar. 3 – Museum of Fine Arts – Boston, MA
Mar. 4 – The Music Hall Loft – Portsmouth, NH
Mar. 7 – Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA
Mar. 9 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
Mar. 12 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL#
Mar. 13 – Mineral Point Opera House – Mineral Point, WI#
Mar. 14 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN#
Mar. 19 – Eddie’s Attic – Decatur, GA
April 4 – Duling Hall – Jackson, MS^
April 6 – Lola’s Saloon – Fort Worth, TX^
April 7 – Common Grounds – Waco, TX^
April 8 – Cactus Theatre – Lubbock, TX^
April 20 – George’s Majestic – Fayetteville, AR^
April 21 – The Hi Tone Cafe – Memphis, TN^
April 22 – Ignition Garage – Goshen, IN^
April 23 – Zanzabar – Louisville, KY^
April 25 – The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI^
April 26 – The Basement – Columbus, OH^
April 28 – Fairfield Theatre (StageOne) – Fairfield, CT^
*with Josh Ritter
^with Penny and Sparrow
#with Jesca Hoop
“There are all sorts of good magic on this record. Each spin takes the listener deeper into mystery and discovery. Notes and sounds you missed on previous trips through Thin
surprise and enchant the ears. It is like watching a great film for the second, or third, time. You find new things to love. In the process, you experience the love Daniel and Lauren have for each other, and for their work. The album operates on such a deep level that it seems to reach into your subconscious, tunneling into your soul.” –No Depression

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