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Summer shows and T-shirts

Hey better late than never right?  So maybe we have ben snoozing on updating the website for a bit.  

We played some great shows this spring and summer at First Ave, The Turf Club, Highland Fest in Saint Paul, Shut Down third Street in Winona.  Thanks to everyone who came out to rock!  We will soon have some new shows to announce stay tuned. 

We have been working on new tunes and doing some recording we will see where that goes in 2020.  

We do have some sweet new T-Shirts in Men's and Women's fitted sizes created by Ray West at Chelsea Printworks in Saint Paul.  Here is a link to purchase 




Winter Tour Dates

Exciting news! We're hitting the road this winter to play some great shows in Rochester, Red Wing, Kansas City, Des Moines, Mankato and Duluth over the next couple months. Check out our SHOWS page for more info, or click here for dates. Hope to see some familiar faces and make some new friends out there!

WATCH: "What I Need" Video

Hey all, check out this "new" video for the song "What I Need" off our 2017 EP Columbia, featuring lots of cool behind-the-scenes footage of us tracking at the Terrarium. For various reasons, we didn't get around to releasing this until now. Better late then never, right? Our super brilliant friend Jeremy Krzmarzick shot and edited it. Give it a look won't you? 

Classic Minneapolis; An interview with Daniel Fowlds of LowRay

Thanks to Ghettoblaster and Timothy Anderl for the great interview with Dan!

Indie Source Reviews Friends and the Fakers

Thanks to Indie Source for the lovely review of Friends and the Fakers!

Music Existence Reviews Friends and the Fakers

Thanks to Music Existence for the wonderful review of Friends and the Fakers!


INDIESHARK Reviews Friends and the Fakers

Thanks to the great folks over at INDIESHARK for the awesome review of Friends and the Fakers!


Indie Band Guru Reviews Friends and the Fakers

Thanks to Indie Band Guru for such a thoughtful and glowing review of Friends and the Fakers!


POWERPOPAHOLIC Reviews Friends and the Fakers

Thanks to POWERPOPAHOLIC for the great review of Friends and the Fakers!



New Record Out Today, 89.3 The Current picks "Friends and the Fakers" for Song of the Day

Our debut full length Friends and the Fakers is out today! Many thanks to 89.3 The Current for picking the title track as their Song of the Day. Listen to Friends and the Fakers on all major streaming services (Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, etc.) and order your limited edition banana yellow, 180 gram vinyl from our Bandcamp page if you like what you hear. Better yet, pick up a copy in person tomorrow at our album release show at the Hook and Ladder in Minneapolis, featuring support from Porcupine, Little Man and Ryan & Pony (of Melismatics and Soul Asylum fame)! Doors: 8PM | Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door


Panther Portrait: LowRay

Thanks to the Northern Iowan for the coverage of our recent show at the Octopus on College Hill in Cedar Falls! We had a blast and hope to return soon.

Surviving The Golden Age Premieres Lyric Video for "8-Track Tapes"

Thanks to Surviving The Golden Age for premiering our brand new lyric video for "8-Track Tapes," the second single off our debut full-length LP, Friends and the Fakers — out Friday, November 9th on vinyl, CD and all online streaming services.

The JW Vibe Reviews Friends and the Fakers

Thanks so much to The JW Vibe for the kind words regarding our forthcoming LP, Friends and the Fakers.

The Big Takeover Debuts New Single "8-Track Tapes"

We are truly honored to have an all-time favorite music magazine/website The Big Takeover debut "8-Track Tapes," our second single from our forthcoming Friends and the Fakers LP — out Friday, November 9th!

GIGsoup Reviews "Friends and the Fakers"

Many thanks to GIGsoup for the kind review of "Friends and the Fakers." Our new album comes out in exactly one month!

NeuFutur Magazine Review of "Friends and the Fakers"

Shout out to NeuFutur Magazine for the great "Friends and the Fakers" review! 

Friends and the Fakers LP Release Show: Saturday, November 10

Were excited to announce the Friends and the Fakers LP release show will be taking place Saturday, November 10 at the Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge in Minneapolis, featuring sets from our pals Porcupine, Little Man and Ryan & Pony (of Melismatics and Soul Asylum fame). Doors: 8PM | Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door | Tickets on sale tomorrow (Friday, September 21) at noon!

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Vents Magazine Review "Friends and the Fakers" Video

Thanks to Vents Magazine for the great review of the "Friends and the Fakers" video! Vents covers the best of the indie, unsigned and mainstream music scenes.

Popdust Premieres Video for "Friends and the Fakers"

Cool news! Leading music and pop culture website Popdust just premiered our offical video for "Friends and the Fakers," the lead track and title cut from our forthcoming LP. Check it out and let us know what you think!

"Friends and the Fakers" LP Artwork Revealed!

We're excited to share the artwork for our full-length LP Friends and the Fakers, which will be available for purchase on limited edition yellow opaque vinyl this fall! Keep checking back over the coming weeks as we'll be unveiling new songs, a new video and much more!



Supporting Matthew Sweet at the Turf Club

We had a blast last night at the Turf Club supporting the legendary Matthew Sweet and his incredible band. Thanks to all who showed up early to rock out with us — it was a hot and sweaty and absolutely amazing show!

WATCH: LowRay Performs "Columbia" at Mortimer's

LowRay performs "Columbia" at Mortimer's in Minneapolis — Thursday, April 12, 2018.


Uptown MPLS Mortimer's Residency

Thanks to everyone who came out and rocked with us at out first gig of our Mortimer's Residency! We hope you had as much fun as we did. 

Winter Studio Sessions

More time making new music at The Terrarium! We can't wait to share our new music with you all later this year. Trust us, it'll be worth the wait.

WATCH: "Columbia" Lyric Video

Check out the lyric video for the title track from our debut EP, Columbia.

November Studio Sessions - Photos

We are hard at work at The Terrarium Recording Studio in Northeast Minneapolis, getting ready to bring you all some killer new music! Our first full-length album is in the works ...

12 Questions with Daniel Fowlds

12 Questions with Daniel Fowlds 

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