The Curtain Hits the Cast

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The Curtain Hits the Cast
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Studio album by Low
Released 1996
Recorded January–February 1996
Studio Jon & Stu's in Seattle
Genre
Length 65:01
Label Vernon Yard
Producer Steve Fisk
Low chronology
Long Division
(1995)Long Division1995
The Curtain Hits the Cast
(1996)
Secret Name
(1999)Secret Name1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
NME 6/10[2]
Pitchfork 8.5/10[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]
Spin 7/10[5]

The Curtain Hits the Cast is the third studio album by American indie rock band Low. It was released in 1996 on Vernon Yard Recordings.

Release[edit]

The Curtain Hits the Cast was released on Vernon Yard Recordings in 1996. The album's cover photograph shows almost the entirety of member Mimi Parker's minimalist drum kit. "Lust" was released as part of a four-way split 7" (on clear green vinyl) entitled Indie Rock Flea Market, at around the same time.

Following the release of the album, the band's major-label-funded tenure ended and they moved to Kranky. LP-only tracks "Prisoner" and "Tomorrow One" later appeared on the 2004 rarities box set A Lifetime of Temporary Relief: 10 Years of B-Sides and Rarities.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Low.

No. Title Length
1. "Anon" 4:18
2. "The Plan" 3:40
3. "Over the Ocean" 3:47
4. "Mom Says" 5:19
5. "Coattails" 6:51
6. "Standby" 5:09
7. "Laugh" 9:34
8. "Lust" 4:04
9. "Stars Gone Out" 4:26
10. "Same" 2:05
11. "Do You Know How to Waltz?" 14:37
12. "Dark" 0:53

Personnel[edit]

Low
Additional personnel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abebe, Nitsuh. "The Curtain Hits the Cast – Low". AllMusic. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ Cox, Tom (August 17, 1996). "Low – The Curtain Hits The Cast". NME. Archived from the original on August 17, 2000. Retrieved March 26, 2018. 
  3. ^ Schreiber, Ryan (August 1, 1996). "Low: The Curtain Hits the Cast". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on February 20, 2008. Retrieved March 26, 2018. 
  4. ^ O'Connor, Rob (October 17, 1996). "Low: The Curtain Hits The Cast". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on November 13, 2007. Retrieved March 26, 2018. 
  5. ^ Prince, David (November 1996). "Low: The Curtain Hits the Cast". Spin. 12 (8): 126. Retrieved March 26, 2018.