Q&A: Lower Dens's Jana Hunter On Nootropics, Gender Dynamics In Music, And Listening To Christian Radio On Tour
Baltimore-based Lower Dens' latest album Nootropics swirls, making it hard to find your musical footing. Yet somewhere in this whirlwind of lush guitars and muffled vocals, a balance is found, and the chaos lends itself to a sweet, blissful pop venture. Tonight, the band brings that anarchic sound to New York and headlines the Bowery Ballroom. A few weeks ago on the eve of America's birthday, lead singer Jana Hunter stopped on the side of the road between San Francisco to Portland to chat with Sound of the City about how their latest record isn't a concept album, gender dynamics in music, and what you can learn from conservative radio.