Formed in 1993, Low is a trio from Minnesota comprised of vocalist/guitarist Alan Sparhawk, vocalist/percussionist Mimi Parker and bassist Zak Sally. Initially garnering attention as leaders of the slowcore movement in the 1990s, Low continued to develop a sonic repertoire that incorporated pop, R&B and dissonant rock n' roll. The Great Destroyer is the band's seventh full-length album and their debut with Sub Pop Records. They are trying something new. Famous for a decade of minimal, slow and dark songs, their new album is a collection of tracks much more influenced by pop and rock. The opener, Monkey, starts with a wave of fuzzed-out bass and goes on to attack United States politics. It is followed by the totally different California, which is radio-ready pop rock. And loyal fans have not been neglected with a couple of tracks sounding like the 'old Low'. Although some Low followers may be disappointed, The Great Destroyer opens up the door for new fans.