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Ancestors of the future drops july 7 on bandcamp 1st single fate awaits on all streams july 7!
Thanks to everyone who came out to our Rockwood shows! Great audiences both shows! Psyched to announce that Ancestors of the Future is done. Stay tuned for a release date and show/party!!!
We have been working hard through the pandemic and just finished our 2nd album Ancestors of the Future and it's an in band inclusive project. Pat D wrote the 10 new songs, Konrad Meissner played the propulsive drums and recorded the music, Ben Rubin played the deep bass and mastered the beast, and Teddy Kumpel played the master guitar and mastered the album. We've played 2 great shows at the Rockwood and are getting ready to set a release date and show/party.
The text below was written right on the verge of the pandemic. Since then we’ve all gone thru a lot. Lower Power was lucky to have Teddy Kumpel join the band on guitar and provide a lot of inspiration to our new material.
New York City band Lower Power inhabits the lonely political edge of rock'n roll. Lower Power's first single, “All About Me,” (out 1.20.20 digitally on all streaming platforms and Bandcamp) rages with wild abandon against our narcissistic culture’s influence on society. The chorus goes “a b c d e f ME, h I j k ...” and you can guess the rest. The full album, “One Planet at a Time,” (drops 2.7.20) takes on the issues that continue to damage our world: the increase of gun violence, mental health, war, the status of women, the rise to power of the enemies of truth, economic inequality, and more. The entire record was recorded in an afternoon, taking an all- live approach and eschewing headphones.
Lower Power began when vocalist Pat D met producer/bassist Ben Rubin and guitarist Jon Heagle playing in a lucrative 80’s live karaoke band. Inspired by the result of the 2016 election, Pat had began to write political songs on acoustic guitar, often to help put his two young sons to bed. He asked Ben and Jon if they wanted to start a political rock band and they readily agreed. Right before the first rehearsal the drummer unexpectedly dropped out and Pat impulsively asked Konrad Meissner, whom he had just heard that night playing in a country band, if he wanted to join a punk rock band. He also said yes without hesitation. After a couple of rehearsals Konrad offered his space to record in, and in four hours all the tracks for “One Planet at a Time” were laid down. The band then moved over to Ben's studio, House of Cha Cha, for overdubs and mixdown. The band began playing out; a beautiful summer’s day show at Tompkins Square Park, and headlining a show at Coney Island Baby.