Now over a quarter of a century into their existence, Minnesota alt-rock heroes Low continue to push their sound with each passing release. They have today announced the next in their catalogue: Double Negative will be released through Sub Pop on September 14th.

For the 12th studio album in their discography, Low decided to return to Bon Iver's April Base studio in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and re-enlist B.J. Burton as producer - but push themselves even further outside their comfort zones than ever when writing and producing the songs. Alan Sparhawk says they wanted to see what “a hip-hop guy" could do to their sound. Instead of arriving in the studio with the songs pretty much written (as they usually would), they brought in sketches and worked with Burton as a full collaborator to create their most unique sounding pieces to date.

Today we're treated to a trio from the upcoming Double Negative, which show off Low's imposing new sound. 'Quorum' lurches forward like a steamroller on gravel, crackling with heft and bubbling with life as snatches of voices seep into the pressurised atmosphere. 'Dancing and Blood' is similarly heavy in the thunderous low-end, but is coupled this time with Mimi Parker's pristine vocal like a distant soul piercing the gloom and calling out to you - before the song devolves into a velvety ambient outro. This then flows into the gorgeous 'Fly', which maintains the luscious delicacy of the previous song's finale, but is elevated by currents of bass and Parker's vocal front and centre, enshrouding us in a warm glow.

The ambitious trio is coupled with an equally ambitious trilogy of videos, created by various directors and editors, who are credited beneath the videos. At the bottom you can see Low's full stretch of worldwide tour dates.

Directed & edited by Ben Chisholm / Filmed by Karlos Rene Ayala

Directed, filmed & edited by Karlos Rene Ayala

Directed by Mark Pellington / Edited by Jen Kennedy

You can pre-order Double Negative here ahead of its September 14th release. Low will be touring here, there and everywhere, both before and after its release. Their dates are as follows:

Jun. 19 - Leeds, United Kingdom - Brudenell Social
Jun. 20 - London, United Kingdom - Queen Elizabeth Hall (Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival)
Jun. 23 - Duisburg, Germany - Traumzeit festival
Jun. 25 - Munich, Germany - Ampere
Jun. 26 - Dresden, Germany - Beatpol
Jun. 29 - Bialystok, Poland - Amphitheater of the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic (Halfway Music Festival!)

Sep. 20 - New York, NY - National Sawdust
Sep. 21 - New York, NY - National Sawdust
Sep. 29 - Lisbon, PT - Lisboa ao Vivo

Oct. 1 - De Compostela Santiago, ES- Sala Capitol
Oct. 2 - Madrid, ES- Sala But
Oct. 3 - Barcelona, ES- Fabra i Coats
Oct. 5 - Milan, IT - Teatro Dal Verme
Oct. 6 - Zurich, CH- Bogen F
Oct. 8 - Leipzig, DE- Conne Island
Oct. 9 - Berlin, DE - Festsaal Kreuzberg
Oct. 11 - Brussels, BE - Orangerie (at Botanique)
Oct. 12 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Oct. 13 - Paris, FR - La Gaîté Lyrique
Oct. 15 - Bristol, UK - Trinity
Oct. 16 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Cathedral
Oct. 17 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street

Nov. 02 - St. Paul, MN - The Fitz
Nov. 03 - Davenport, IA - Daytrotter
Nov. 05 - Detroit, MI - El Club
Nov. 06 - Toronto, ON - Great Hall
Nov. 08 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa
Nov. 09 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Nov. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
Nov. 12 - Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
Nov. 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Funhouse
Nov. 14 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Nov. 16 - Chicago, IL - Rockefeller Chapel
Nov. 17 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon