Smart Flesh is the third studio album by American indie folk band The Low Anthem, released on February 22, 2011 on Bella Union in UK/Europe and Nonesuch Records in US. The majority of the album was recorded in an abandoned pasta sauce factory in Central Falls, Rhode Island, near the band's hometown of Providence, Rhode Island. Smart Flesh is the only album to feature t Mat Davidson, who left the band during the album's promotional tour.
While scoping out locations for their third album, the Low Anthem stumbled across a vacant pasta sauce factory in Central Falls, RI. For a band whose instruments include WWII-era pump organs and other antique items, the factory - with its label-strewn floors, big empty spaces, and semi-crumbling appearance - must’ve felt like home. And it was home, at least for the three winter months in which the Low Anthem took up temporary residence inside the place, recording the bulk of their third album with Charlie Darwin producer Jesse Lauter
Smart Flesh Tracklist. 1. Ghost Woman Blues Lyrics. Top Smart Flesh scholars. More The Low Anthem albums. Oh My God, Charlie Darwin. Show all albums by The Low Anthem.
It might sound strange to criticise a record for having a cohesive sound throughout, but without those more startling moments, Smart Flesh can pass you by in parts.
The Low Anthem had death on its collective mind. In between, there are many other references to loss, including a nod to 9/11 ( I was in the air when the towers came down in a bar on the 84th floor in the musically rowdy Boeing 737 ) and a man laments not taking out a loved one s remains following his/her cremation on I ll Take Out Your Ashes, cloaked.
Watermarked and numbered full album promo CD. Issued in plastic sleeve with custom printed tracklisting insert. Matrix, Runout: RAA80M-52290 80DA. Other Versions (5 of 12) View All. Cat.
BPM Profile Smart Flesh. Album starts at 100BPM, ends at 78BPM (-22), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by The Low Anthem. The Salt Doll Went to Measure the Depth of the Sea. 2018.
|1||Ghost Woman Blues|
|4||Love And Altar|
|5||Matter Of Time|
|8||Hey, All You Hippies!|
|9||I'll Take Out Your Ashes|
NotesWatermarked and numbered full album promo CD. Issued in plastic sleeve with custom printed tracklisting insert.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: RAA80M-52290 80DA
|BELLAV276||The Low Anthem||Smart Flesh (LP, Album, 180)||Bella Union||BELLAV276||UK||2011|
|none||The Low Anthem||Smart Flesh (CDr, Album, Promo)||Chrysalis Music Group USA||none||US||2011|
|none||The Low Anthem||Smart Flesh (16xFile, AAC, Album, Dlx)||Nonesuch||none||US||2011|
|PRO400143||The Low Anthem||Smart Flesh (CD, Album, Promo)||Nonesuch||PRO400143||US||2011|
|Pro 400143||The Low Anthem||Smart Flesh (CD, Album, Promo)||Nonesuch||Pro 400143||US||2011|