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  • Record Label: Matador
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Experimental Rock, Hardcore Punk
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jun 17, 2014
    100
    Seek Warmer Climes is itself predatory--but with a delicate, skeletal shudder, it turns that hunger into a lonely howl.
  2. 83
    This is a moody, angry, and soulful export from what modern anthropology insists is a happy-go-lucky area--Denmark.
  3. 80
    Adrian Toubro sings like every word causes him a jolt of pain, but his songs are literate and fine-crafted, reading like distilled existential dramas.
  4. Jun 16, 2014
    70
    Lower stand out for their unique blend of cathartic explosions and restraint, creating something remarkably powerful in their use of dynamics and tense pacing.
  5. Jun 16, 2014
    70
    The band demonstrates its growth from angst-driven punks to thematic artists (although still retaining enough angst) by having developed and refined their musical style, as well as further grasped the emotions that are intertwined within the songs’ depths.
  6. Jun 23, 2014
    69
    The occasional sense of compositional confusion makes sense: even if it doesn't always result in a thrilling listen, Seek Warmer Climes captures a promising band in transition.
  7. Aug 21, 2014
    40
    So samey are these tracks that you could sequence them all in a completely different, random order, and the album would still sound exactly the same.

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  1. Jun 17, 2014
    8
    This band sounds like a ghost from the past ala Bauhaus especially, maybe with hints of Death In June and Christian Death. I love this kind of music and Lower does it very well. I like them much more then contemporaries Iceage who sound very punk/hardcore. ...this band has a more of a goth feel with warmer melodies, very poetic. A new generation emerges! Expand