the Low Anthem

For a song as big and boisterous as any in their repertoire, this departure of Boeing 737 sounds like an all-together new thing when gently cushioned back and forth off of the stained glass panels and antique wooden finishes of St. Paul’s Fish Creek Church. The original from this Providence, RI trio is a cacophony of cello, violin, and flickering film. As the single from the Low Anthem‘s latest album, Smart Flesh – is accompanied by a music video with immense prowess, seemingly dedicated to high-wire artist, Philippe Petit.

Petit is the subject of many documentaries, including the Oscar-winning, Man on Wire which chronicles his famous tightrope stunt crossing between the World Trade Center Twin Towers in 1974.

St. Paul’s, the oldest Anglican church in Calgary, was built in 1885 and originally was known as St. Paul’s Fish Creek. It was built by parishioners and modelled after the original Anglican church in the parish of Calgary in Scotland. The bell is thought to be among the oldest in Canada, Made in the time of Henry VIII, it was one of two in Thelveton Church in England.

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