Band of the Day

2013.08.25

Lowland Hum

Multisensory folk tunes collaboratively crafted by a harmonious husband-wife duo
A golden albatross burst onto the scene, like arrows filled with fire poking holes in my dreams.
lyrics from Albatross

Lowland Hum, the multisensory artistic collaboration of husband and wife duo Daniel Levi Goans and Lauren Plank Goans, self-released their first full-length album, Native Air, on August 6.

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” which can be viewed HERE.

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, distribute handmade lyric booklets and bread from local bakeries to cultivate a communal experiences.

Daniel and Lauren met while he was working on his solo album where she quickly became one of his most trusted collaborators, singing on four tracks. Shortly thereafter, they married and formed Lowland Hum. The pair were drawn to the name as it alludes to “what is felt but not seen; the buzzing electricity underneath everything.” The pair write and record all their songs collaboratively working to arrange songs and harmonies while performing in unison with one another.