Lowland Hum, the multisensory artistic collaboration of husband and wife duo Daniel Levi Goans and Lauren Plank Goans will self-release their first full-length album, Native Air, on August 6. The band then kicks off an East Coast tour on August 9 with an album release show at their beloved neighborhood bookshop Glenwood Coffee & Books in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The self-produced Native Air was recorded at Daniel's parents' home and mixed by Rick Parker, whose recent work with Lord Huron the pair admired. The album was funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign and was mastered by Brent Lambert at Kitchen Mastering in Carrboro, NC. NPR recently premiered the video to the song "War Is Over".
Although folk music is the primary medium of Lowland Hum, the band incorporates a curated multisensory experience to fully engage audiences during their live show. Inspired by Lauren's independent design and publishing business, Florida House Press, the band seeks to seamlessly integrate visual, musical and even olfactory methods during performances. The duo create illuminated art installations to frame their performances, and distribute handmade lyric booklets and bread from local bakeries to cultivate a communal experience.
Daniel and Lauren met while Daniel was working on his solo album. Lauren quickly became one of his most trusted collaborators, ultimately singing on four tracks. Shortly thereafter, they married and formed Lowland Hum, writing and recording all of their songs collaboratively. The pair were drawn to the name as it alludes to "what is felt but not seen; the buzzing electricity underneath everything."
Lowland Hum Tour Dates:
August 9 - Greensboro, NC - Glenwood Coffee & Books
August 10 - Carrboro, NC - The Arts Center
August 22 - Atlanta, GA - Smith's Olde Bar
August 29 - Washington, DC - Scooby Doo Mansion
August 31 - Norfolk, VA - Borjo Coffee
September 4 - Knoxville, TN - Remedy Coffee
September 10 - Greensboro, NC - Triad Stage
September 12 - Charlottesville, VA - Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
October 3 - Philadelphia, PA - Tin Angel
October 8 - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall
October 11 - Cambridge, MA - Out of the Blue Gallery
October 25 - Charleston, SC - King Dusko
November 8 - Birmingham, AL - The Red Cat
He's certainly not wasting his newfound talents.