Lower Dens: Dear Betty Baby
What is it about Baltimore that keeps churning out amazingly beautiful bands? (Perhaps it is the Domino Sugar sign seen for miles) Regardless Lower Dens is keeping Charm City on the map of amazing new music with the release of their seven-inch Batman. The title track’s snazzy drum beat, wonderful vocal harmonies, and just a generally feeling of warmness this track is like flowers bursting forth from the soil after a long hard winter. The B-side provides a hauntingly beautiful cover of Mayo Thompson’s Dear Betty Baby. The track begins with a somber piano and then the poignant tenor of Jana Hunter kicks in, taking the listener on a soulful journey of lushness and longing. An instant classic.
By: Stephanie Glass