Perhaps best known for “Oh My God, Charlie Darwin”, their Simon & Garfunkel-esque affirmation of faith in the power of reason to deliver us from the evil of superstitious irrationality, the Low Anthem are back with a gorgeous new album — full of pristine harmonies, infinite reverb, luminous melodies and prayerful silences — called Smart Flesh. They fit somewhat neatly in the Americana box, but unlike say, the Avett Brothers, they don’t so much channel The Band as swim in the same still waters. And as the saying goes, those still waters run deep. River deep and, for that matter, mountain high. This is a powerful, ancient magic they are conjuring and it would sound no more or less out of place at the turn of the last century as it does this in one. Hands down the early frontrunner for Album Of The Year. We have a pair of tickets to give away for The Low Anthem in the sanctuary of First Unitarian Church on Friday for the first Phawker reader that can tell us what college radio station where the bandmembers first met. Send your answer to FEED@PHAWKER.COM. Good luck and godspeed.