Not long ago I posted about Shy, Low’s 12″, Binary Opposition. This release/post was truly unique to me and prompted a writing style I don’t ever push out on Sly. Since this is a re-post and for the sake of a new pressing that’s worthy of attention, you can find the original writing down below.

Today, Spartan Records has announced the signing of Richmond, VA’s Shy, Low and have also launched a pre-order for a super limited form of Binary Opposition. Only 100 colored vinyl copies are being pressed with 50 being on Red Marble and the other 50 being on Purple Marble.

Give this one a listen and see where it takes you! It’s absolutely brilliant stuff!!


From the original post found HERE,

“Presence: It pulls you in. Relaxing, enigmatic moments. You escape reality into the ether, indulging in the epic scope of it’s unveiling. You roam across the lands, imagining, believing, that every moment should be this way: bright, open, skies filled with adventurous clouds wandering to and fro; the smell of the wind’s plethora: rain from the distance, tree bark, a freedom you are among, but not yet near. As you ascend, you find yourself amid a change, a depth, a light. An explosion cracks the sky open; an epic burst, transcendent, awakening. You are alive…

Absence: Overcome, stricken. The day is distraught. Confused, you wander. You are uncertain but remain optimistic. “Who am I?” You search, but what for? The beginning, is but the end? The clamoring silences. You can think once again. You gather your thoughts, your recollections; you try to remember as clarity comes forth. With it, comes anger, adrenaline, fear. You scurry across the lands with a certainty that only the uncertain can have. A derelict among desolation, dismay. You stop. You see the light once more as it pours back into you. There is a freedom amid this moment. An enlightenment never before felt…

Step into the world of Shy, Low.



The Details

Post-rockers hailing from the hardcore haven of Richmond VA, Shy, Low play a creative blend of instrumental compositions coming from the diverse and varying influences of the band’s four members. Their new 2 song release, Binary Opposition clocks in at just shy of 25 minutes and is an atmospheric, emotive, and visual tour de force. Recorded live on analog tape at the legendary Inner Ear Studios just outside of Washington, DC, Binary Opposition is the seasoned follow-up to the band’s self-titled record and will available on June 25th at digital retailers and on 12” colored vinyl.

All pre-orders will receive a digital download on the release date, including a previously unreleased bonus track, “Voyager.”

First pressing limited to 100 copies on 12"colored vinyl.
* 50 Red Marble Vinyl
* 50 Purple Marble Vinyl


1. Presence
2. Absence

Price $11.99

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