Baltimore dream-rock band Lower Dens are William Adams, Geoffrey Graham, Jana Hunter, Nate Nelson and Carter Tanton. The band is one of many side projects from singer/songwriter Hunter.
Lower Dens has a sound that is psychedelic and murky, embodying the experimental nature of the Baltimore music scene with songs that are equal parts reverb-drenched folk and swirling ambience. In 2010, the band released its full-length debut, Twin-Hand Movement. In the months that followed the group would refine their sound through touring and experimentation.
Propagation is taken from their new album Nootropics. Pronounced no-eh-tro-pics, the title refers to a type of drug used to enhance memory or other cognitive functions. The album is the second of a four-album cycle that the band had planned from the very beginning of its existence.