RG Lowe
 

Listen to “Cover You”

 

The third single from RG Lowe's forthcoming record SLOW TIME. Let's dance!

Available June 2nd from Western Vinyl.

 

Pre-order SLOW TIME from Western Vinyl HERE

Pre-order via iTunes HERE

Pre-order on Bandcamp HERE

 
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After ten years in the instrumental ensemble Balmorhea, RG Lowe is releasing his first solo LP, Slow Time. The record, while incorporating elements from pop and rock, looks back on the warmth and spiritual ecstasy of early R&B through the disjunctive lens of contemporary life. Lowe, who plays keys, guitar, and provides the vocals on Slow Time, wrote and arranged about forty songs from 2014 to 2015 at his studio in Austin, TX, where he resides.  Boiled down to 10 and recorded in Philadelphia, the resulting tracks reflect a transitional period in the artist's life as he discovered a new musical language and vocabulary.

What is perhaps most shocking about Slow Time is that Lowe’s voice, which he eschewed for eight years in his work with Balmorhea, is the central star of this project. It’s hard to believe this is the first time we’re hearing it.

 

 
 

Shows

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-- PAST --

NOV 18TH - CHEER UP CHARLIE'S - AUSTIN, TX - w/ Ramesh, Food Group, Moving Panorams and Roses

DEC 8TH - THE SIDEWINDER - AUSTIN, TX - w/ Booher and Alex Dupree

FEB 1ST - HOTEL VEGAS - AUSTIN, TX - w/ Kinky Machine, PR Newman and Bond Twins

FEB 26TH - BARRACUDA. AUSTIN, TX - w/ Jockimo, Nadio and Migration of Wolves

MARCH 4TH - HOTEL SAN JOSE. AUSTIN, TX - w/ Dana Falconberry

MARCH 17TH - SXSW - GREENBELT TOURING SHOWCASE. AUSTIN TX

MARCH 18TH - SXSW - URBAN OUTFITTERS DAY PARTY. AUSTIN, TX

 

-- PRESENT --

JUNE 2ND - 'SLOW TIME' RECORD RELEASE PARTY. AUSTIN TX - OUTSIDE BY THE AUSTIN MOTEL POOL - w/ Taft

JUNE 18th - WATERLOO RECORDS IN-STORE PERFORMANCE - AUSTIN, TX

 

-- SLOW TIME EAST COAST TOUR 2017 --

JUNE 23RD - KUNG FU NECKTIE - PHILADELPHIA, PA * WITH 'ROSALI' AND 'VALLEY EXIT'

JUNE 24TH - NUBLA - MANHATTAN, NYC

JUNE 25TH - UNION POOL - BROOKLYN, NYC

JUNE 26TH - O'BRIENS - BOSTON, MA

JUNE 29TH - BIG ROOM BAR - COLUMBUS, OH

JULY 1ST - SUBTERRANEAN DOWNSTAIRS - CHICAGO, IL  

... more EAST COAST tour dates coming soon ...

 
 
 

News

 

 
Photo by Jared Royal

Photo by Jared Royal

RG Lowe spoke with Urban Outfitters before his performance at the UOLive SXSW performance

Who or what would you cite as your main influencers for the sound of RG Lowe?
This record was created over quite a long period of time. It’s funny to look back and see entire swaths of inspiration that came and went through the three or so years that I was working on this music. In some ways it was really kind of a pop music 101 thing that I was going through, starting with a heavy deep Graceland phase, traveling thru Fleetwood Mac territory, and rounding out with a solid obsession with Prince and Michael Jackson. Hardly any of the songs that I wrote in the Paul Simon phase made it onto the record, perhaps ...  

 
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RG Lows is picked as one of Tribeza's 2017 "Musicians To Watch"

To say that Rob Lowe’s latest venture is a departure from his previous work is the most obvious of observations: a veteran instrumentalist by way of Balmorhea (a beloved Austin indie staple), his new project, RG Lowe, takes this musician down an entirely different path: pop. “It’s 180 degrees different,” he says. “Balmorhea is all instrumental, and a lot of it is very quiet and somber and direct ...

 

UOLive SXSW recap

Austin-based songwriter RG Lowe opened the day, showcasing songs from his debut album, Slow Time...