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Baltimore's Lower Dens released their beguiling debut album Twin-Hand Movement in July 2010, after chief-songwriter Jana Hunter had already released the stunning solo records 'There's No Home' (2007) and 'Blank Unstaring Heirs Of Doom' (2005). The critically acclaimed 'Nootropics' (Domino Records 2012) was a testament to Jana and the bands' growth into their distinct sound. The album title is a reference to Lower Dens' interest in transhumanism--the use of technology to extend human capabilities.  It could just as easily extend to the music itself: "Brains", with its sleek, metronomic pulse, examines our relationship to technology, in... Read »