TRACKING: Lower Dens - "Non Grata"

SOUNDS LIKE: Beach House, Chromatics, Wye Oak

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE:A charity track coming from Charm City’s under appreciated indie band is always welcome.

Save for an opening slot for Beach House at the Lyric Opera House (Baltimore) Lower Dens have been pretty quiet since finishing up their tour for their most recent album, Nootropics. Now they’re back with a new song the proceeds from which are going to benefit the Ariel Panero Fund via VH1. “Non Grata” sees the Baltimore quintet drifting away from the kraut-rock influence of Nootropics for a more synth-laden track resembling a shorter, darker version of Chromatics’ “Tick of the Clock” that persistently builds toward an expected climax but, never quite gets there, instead opting to keep its haunting tone present and lingering throughout.

“Non Grata” is out on Famous Class records split with Baltimore band Horse Lords.

<a href="">LAMC # 9 by Lower Dens/ Horse Lords</a>