Rhode Island's The Low Anthem have been riding a wave of critical acclaim of late. The band recently reissued their 2009 LP Oh My God, Charlie Darwin LP on Nonesuch and were in New York after playing at the Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee.
We had originally planned to shoot a song backstage at the Bowery Ballroom (to circumvent the venue's $500 fee for filming bands during soundcheck) but time got away from us. We reconvened the following day between Ben's recording sessions in an Upper East Side courtyard. Jeff folded out his WWI portable pump organ and with the minimum of accompanying instrumentation the band ran through a majestic acoustic version of To The Ghosts Who Write History Books.
Shot and edited by Stuart Rogers with sound recorded by Douglas Q. Smith and mixed by Gylfi Blöndal.