C'mon (Low album)

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C'mon
A silhouette of a woman in front of a starburst design with the words "LOW / C'MON" written in white
Studio album by Low
Released April 12, 2011 (2011-04-12)
Recorded 2010, at Sacred Heart Studio, Duluth, Minnesota. Additional recording and mixing at Handsome Central, Los Angeles, California. Mastered at Chicago Mastering.
Genre Dream pop, slowcore
Length 45:52
Label Sub Pop
Producer Low, Matt Beckley
Low chronology
Drums and Guns
(2007)
C'mon
(2011)
The Invisible Way
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
BBC MusicPositive[1]
Drowned in Sound9/10[2]
musicOMH3.5/5 stars[3]
Spin8/10 stars[4]
Slant Magazine4/5 stars[5]
The Fly4/5 stars[6]
The Guardian4/5 stars[7]
The Independent3/5 stars[8]
The Observer5/5 stars[9]
The Skinny4/5 stars[10]
This Temporary Life(Positive)[11]

C'mon is the ninth full-length album by indie rock band Low. It was released on April 12, 2011 (April 11 in Europe) on Sub Pop records. The album was recorded at Sacred Heart Studio, a former Catholic church in Duluth, Minnesota, where the band previously recorded 2002's Trust.[12] The album includes guest contributions from Nels Cline (lap steel, guitar), Caitlin Moe of Trans-Siberian Orchestra (violin) and Dave Carroll of Trampled by Turtles (banjo).[13]

"Try to Sleep" and "Especially Me" were released by the band in advance of the album; "Try to Sleep" was made available through the band's mailing list in February 2011, while "Especially Me" was premiered on Pitchfork on March 25, 2011. A promotional video for "Try to Sleep" starring John Stamos and Melissa Haro and directed by Travis Schneider was released to coincide with the release of the album.[14] A second promotional video for "Especially Me", directed by Phil Harder was released on August 18, 2011.[15]

Uncut placed the album at number 33 on its list of "Top 50 albums of 2011".[16]

In June 2017, the song "Especially Me" featured in season 5, episode 8 ("Tied to the Tracks") of Netflix's Orange is The New Black.[17]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mimi Parker and Alan Sparhawk

No.TitleLength
1."Try to Sleep"4:20
2."You See Everything"4:08
3."Witches"4:03
4."Done"2:55
5."Especially Me"5:29
6."$20"4:12
7."Majesty/Magic"4:14
8."Nightingale"4:59
9."Nothing But Heart"8:12
10."Something's Turning Over"3:20

Charts[edit]

Charts (2011) Peak
position
Belgium (Flanders) (Ultratop 50)[18] 60
Ireland (IRMA)[19] 55
United Kingdom (OCC)[20] 49
United States Billboard 200[21] 73

Personnel[edit]

Low
Additional personnel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC music review".
  2. ^ "Drowned in Sound review".
  3. ^ "musicOMH Review".
  4. ^ "Spin review".
  5. ^ "Slant magazine review".
  6. ^ "The Fly review".
  7. ^ Clarke, Betty (2011-04-08). "The Guardian review". London.
  8. ^ Gill, Andy (2011-04-01). "The Independent review". London.
  9. ^ Empire, Kitty (2011-04-10). "The Observer review". The Guardian. London.
  10. ^ "The Skinny review".
  11. ^ "REVIEW: Low - C'mon".
  12. ^ "Access date: February 17, 2011". Subpop.com. 2010-04-17. Retrieved 2011-05-16.
  13. ^ "C'mon available everywhere April 12 | Low". Chairkickers.com. Retrieved 2011-05-16.
  14. ^ "Low - Try to Sleep (OFFICIAL VIDEO)". YouTube. 2011-04-12. Retrieved 2011-05-16.
  15. ^ Sub Pop Records
  16. ^ Uncut‘s Top 50 Albums Of 2011 - Stereogum
  17. ^ "Music from Orange is the New Black S5E08". Tunefind. Retrieved 2017-12-08.
  18. ^ "Belgium: Top 100 Albums, Week Ending April 23, 2011". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-08-25.
  19. ^ "Ireland: Top 75 Albums, Week Ending April 14, 2011". GfK. Retrieved 2011-08-25.
  20. ^ "UK Chart position". ChartStats. Retrieved 2011-08-25.
  21. ^ "Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-25.