The low anthem smart flesh
With its dreamy, rustic take on the idea of Americana, the Low Anthem's 'Smart Flesh' builds on the promise of the group's universally praised Nonesuch Records debut, 'Oh My God, Charlie Darwin.' As the Washington Post has put it, 'The Low Anthem isn't the first bunch of indie rockers to experiment with older string-band instruments and 5/5(2). Preceded by the hymn-like “Golden Cattle”, “Smart Flesh” plays out over seven minutes as a kind of summary of The Low Anthem’s take on life as the precursor to a lonely death through. The Low Anthem may be Ivy League grads, but Smart Flesh doesn’t feel like the work of overeducated Generation Y kids thumbing through their parents’ folk LPs -- it feels like the real thing.