“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 Nootropics – 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 themselves as colossal developments.

View the video here: http://youtu.be/OyxzjF8IjE8

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 colored 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.

02-29 Poughkeepsie, NY – Vassar
03-01 Hudson, NY – Club Helsinki
03-02 Middletown, CT – Wesleyan
03-03 Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
03-04 Albany, NY – Valentines
03-06 Ann Arbor, MI – University of Michigan Museum of Art
03-07 Grand Rapids, MI- The Pyramid Scheme
03-08 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
03-09 Madison, WI – Der Rathskeller at University of Wisconsin
03-10 Grinnell, IA – Grinnell College
03-11 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
03-14 SXSW
03-15 SXSW
03-16 SXSW
03-17 Houston, TX – Rice University
04-06 Harrisonburg, VA – Macrock
04-07 Swannanoa, NC – Sage Cafe
04-21 Mexico City, MX – Noise Fest
04-27 Pawtucket, RI – The Met
04-28 Hamden, CT – The Outer Space
04-29 Allston, MA – Great Scott
05-01 New York, NY- Mercury Lounge
05-02 Brooklyn, NY- Glasslands
05-03 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
05-04 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
05-05 Baltimore, MD- Ottobar
05-10 Brussels, BE- La Chocolaterie
05-11 The Hague, NL – Walk the Line Festival
05-12 Gent, BE – DOKarena
05-13 Paris, FR – Le Point Ephemere
05-14 Brighton, UK – The Hope
05-16 London, UK – The Lexington
05-17 Rotterdam, NL – Worm
05-18 Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang
05-19 Aarhus, DK – Pop Revo
05-20 Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
05-21 Berlin, DE – West Germany
05-23 Krakow, PL – Green Zoo Festival
05-24 Prague, CZ – Club 007
05-25 Vienna, AU – Chelsea
05-26 Kleinreifling, AU – Seeweisen Festival
05-29 Turin, IT – Blah Blah
05-30 St. Gallen, CH – Palace
05-31 Dudingen, CH – Kilbi Festival
06-01 Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
06-03 Dublin, EIR – Forbidden Fruit Festival

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