Songs for a Dead Pilot

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Songs For A Dead Pilot
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EP by Low
Released 1997
Genre Indie rock, Slowcore
Length 39:41
Label Kranky
Low chronology
The Curtain Hits the Cast
Songs For A Dead Pilot
Secret Name
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Songs For A Dead Pilot is a 1997 EP/mini-album by Duluth, Minnesota slowcore group Low, released in 1997. It was their first release on Kranky, and is viewed as their most minimalistic recording. The title is a reference to a pilot whose plane had crashed, whom the band read about. No credit is given for the cover artwork in the liner notes.

"Will The Night" is an early, ambient version of the song which later appeared in fuller form on Secret Name.

A recording of a concert on the late 1997 tour for this release was released as the live album, One More Reason to Forget.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Low.

  1. "Will The Night" – 3:06
  2. "Condescend" – 5:10
  3. "Born By The Wires" – 13:26
  4. "Be There" – 4:42
  5. "Landlord" – 6:47
  6. "Hey Chicago" – 2:40


  • Alan Sparhawk: vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Mimi Parker: percussion, vocals
  • Zak Sally: bass guitar
  • The Flag Day Strings: Jaron Childs (cello), Cassandra Legge (cello), Tresa Ellickson (viola)
  • Chris Freeman: keyboard on "Hey Chicago"
  • Bethany Legge: baby on "Condescend"