Best Of The Low Lows

by Monk Parker & The Low Lows

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Nine lo-fi, cinematic country-folk epics, released 2005-2011 on Athens, Georgia's WARM Electronic Recordings and London's Monotreme Records.

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released November 27, 2016

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Monk Parker Austin, Texas

Pitchfork says "Mournful & elegant, big & brassy... the exquisite dejection is almost celebratory", Rolling Stone France calls his most recent release “perfect, just perfect”, and El Pais declared a recent Madrid performance "monstrously sad & brilliantly anachronistic”.

The new full-length solo release "Crown of Sparrows" comes out on LP & CD in April 2016 on Grand Jury Records.
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Track Name: Modern Romance
Don’t hold on
Go get strong
Don’t you know
there is no modern romance

Time is gone
It stops who it wants
I was wrong,
it doesn’t last
There is no,
this is no modern romance
Modern romance

Time is gone
It stops who it wants
& it does’t last
It never did
There is no,
this is no modern romance
modern romance
Track Name: Saint Neil
On a drunken motorbike
in a muddy field after the show
Idling and parked,
which doesn’t stop the branches flying by
like jays against the night sky
Way too fast & too low
& dangerously close

Saint Neil preserve us
Oh hold me in your arms
Saint Neil save our poor band from all harm,
from all harm.

I lay down to rest
in a hornet’s nest
with a real bad symphony in my poor head
& woke with swollen fingers
like rifle shells
& where the hell’s my friend
that got me in this

Saint Neil preserve us
Oh hold me in your arms
Saint Neil save our poor band from all harm,
from all harm.
Track Name: Raining In Eva
It’s raining in Eva
& damp flowers bloom
Black waters rise where
her long legs lie

Pond weeds twine on couch legs
& clouds glide by
in bright-edged files
across her ceiling tiles
& hide her starry houselights

Behind her bangs
behind her bright bangs
an uncloudy day
shines & fades
& shines & fades again
but Eva rains
Eva rains
Track Name: Aquanaut
What’s underneath,
overhead, in my bed,
all carnation red,
tarnished & breached?

Swimming,
caught up in the swell,
I can just barely tell,
I can breathe, I can sing like a bell.

Respirator,
in the deep end of the endless inland sea
Respirator,
Emptying in the hissing,
the endless hissing sea

Holding me up at the oxygen bar
you have come so much farther
that I could have swum
Inhaling to see what shines through,
is it true? Falling out of my scales
& all turning blue...

Respirator,
in the deep end of the endless inland sea
Respirator,
Emptying in the hissing,
the endless hissing sea
Track Name: Dear Flies, Love Spider
Dear flies,
gliding by
in the warm night,
in the warm night
Won’t you light
& stay awhile?
Love, spider.

Dear flies,
in the night time,
always just out of sight
but I see them clearly
& love them dearly
all pretty lies & kindness,
bright-eyed & childlike
& so fine, so fine

Dear flies, love spider.
Dear flies, love spider.
Love, spider.

Dear flies,
always outside the porch-light,
bright eyes like deers’ beside
highways at twilight...
Won’t you come inside
& all night, all night...
Blindingly & so kindly
sixteen & all mine.

& the stars stared
& did not shine
The stars stared
& did not shine,
did not shine.
Love, spider.
Love, spider.