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Low show

To celebrate the release of C’mon, LOW are hitting the road. Beginning with an intimate show at St David’s Sanctuary at SXSW. Other highlights from the band’s upcoming 28-date run include LOW’s first headlining show at Barbican in London and a performance at Radio City Music Hall with Explosions in the Sky.

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Harbor City School Theatre

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22 Comment(s)

  1. I’ve asked this many times of many people, but I’ve never gotten a reply. Why do so many people capitalize all three letters of LOW? Shouldn’t it simply be Low? Or does LOW actually stand for something?

    Barrett Chase | Feb 2, 2011 | New Comment
  2. Anyone who would set text in all caps would steal sheep.

    Nick | Feb 2, 2011 | New Comment
  3. On promo pieces, whatever’s clever. As text, “Low.”

    adam | Feb 3, 2011 | New Comment
  4. Sorry, David, if this seems like quite a bit of complaint for a promo post. I’ve asked before on other posts, and never received an answer.

    Barrett | Feb 3, 2011 | New Comment
  5. For those unawares, the latest release from low* is now available for presale and along with the purchase you get a link to stream the album. I’m on my third listen and it is very, very good. IT can be acquired from the Sub Pop website

    * See how I didn’t capitalize any of the letters… haha!

    samh | Feb 3, 2011 | New Comment
  6. I think when you have such a short name, capitalizing all of the letters provides nice balance which makes it easier to work with on the design side of things.

    Bad Cat! | Feb 3, 2011 | New Comment
  7. I understand why someone would do it in a poster. I just don’t understand why someone would do it while typing a blog post.

    Another example of this: People always fully capitalize the title of the TV show LOST. There are probably other examples, too. It’s a strange phenomenon. Well, strange to me, at least.

    Barrett Chase | Feb 3, 2011 | New Comment
  8. BARRETT CHASE. Yeah, that was weird.

    TimK | Feb 3, 2011 | New Comment
  9. goddamn proofreaders wreck all the fun.

    brian | Feb 3, 2011 | New Comment
  10. The text was copied from

    It’s probably a “mood dependent” decision. Maybe they’re YELLING?

    David | Feb 3, 2011 | New Comment
  11. ALL CAPS should almost always be avoided and rarely work--but in this case, with a short word, on covers and posters and the like it’s fine and fits in well with the rest of the piece. Book and CD cover designers get to break all sorts of “rules” regarding punctuation, etc. to create the affect they are after—as long as it doesn’t compromise readability. After all, why bother designing a funky poster if the message isn’t clear to the intended audience?

    Lowercase letters were created--along with spaces and punctuation--to make words easier to read. The boxy, horizontal look of A SENTENCE SET IN ALL CAPS is actually more difficult for the human eye to scan and read, and though it may seem illogical to some, using traditional UPPER/lowercase allows you to make the type size bigger than if you had used ALL CAPS.

    There are, of course, exceptions. Titles of film treatments, for example, are set in ALL CAPS. I’m sure there are others.

    Tony D. | Feb 3, 2011 | New Comment
  12. yea … well what about all the superfluous serifs on this web site. It’s a waste of electrons. What, are we having to line up type faces in a screw press here? This is the intewebz damn it! Sans the serifs and join the rest of us swiss in the futura. BTW alright for HCIS finally getting a low show! That should be an intimate night. Who’se doin lights?

    baci | Feb 3, 2011 | New Comment
  13. The serifs are unsanned because we like our electron consumption to be conspicuous. Next, you’ll be crying for monospace! Get your Helvetacommie ass to the back of the bread line, while we let the serifs wave, like true Americans, for the sake of the children.

    Barrett Chase | Feb 4, 2011 | New Comment
  14. Won’t somebody PLEASE think of the serifs?

    zra | Feb 4, 2011 | New Comment
  15. Barrett, you are a true patriot! Baci, apparently the space between your ears has been kerned too tightly — I’d love to know if your talented graphic designer spouse agrees with you.

    Actually, a nice combo such as a sans serif headline font and an old style (“serifed”) body font provides a nice visual contrast. So, really, can’t we all just get along?

    Tony D. | Feb 4, 2011 | New Comment
  16. While we’re griping about typography here, I’d like to drop a slip in the PDD suggestion box. The “Recent Comments” list on the top left: The vertical space between list items is the same as the leading of any list item that breaks to multiple lines, making it very difficult to scan and read the list. Tighten up that leading by a couple pixels and it will do wonders for legibility.

    Nick | Feb 4, 2011 | New Comment
  17. Nerds

    B-man | Feb 4, 2011 | New Comment
  18. BWAAHAHA I like that we all love Low so much that we thread jack to talk about typography. BTW, I’m all Fixedsys all the time. GOOOO Low! Go Go Go! and Go, HCIS!

    baci | Feb 4, 2011 | New Comment
  19. Oh and you ludites are allll wroong on the serif thing. IT’s b/c your decrepit eyes require guides to the next character. AN OUTMODED METHODOLOGY of information consumption. Serifs are chaotic and extraneous! I’m so serious about this that I challenge you to …um…some elitist and obscure typographic battle! I suppose this will occur at Carmody and involve beers and Lucinda Console. I know a graphic designer debate!! Hells Ya!! Who is in? Pub Debate: Serif or Sans Serif! GAUNTLET!

    baci | Feb 4, 2011 | New Comment
  20. No, B-Man: Type Geeks. Proud ones.

    Speaking of low, Baci, is that a descender in your pants or are you just sad you’re not one of the cool, pro-serif kids?

    Serif v. Sans: I vote both!

    Tony D. | Feb 4, 2011 | New Comment
  21. I find the all caps helpful when I see/use LOW in print to recognize that it is not a descriptor/modifier. This is true also with LOST. Probably should be implemented whenever somebody names their project any adjective.

    mayday | Feb 4, 2011 | New Comment
  22. Okay, I’m just excited that Low or LOW are playing in Duluth again & have a new album

    Liz | Feb 6, 2011 | New Comment

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