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Tributes to Mimi Parker, the drummer and vocalist of pioneering slowcore group Low, were pouring in, with her husband and bandmate Alan Spurhawk posting a tribute Sunday morning (November 6) on Low’s social media. announced an obituary. Parker died Saturday night at the age of 55 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.
“Friends, it’s hard to translate the universe into language and short messages, but she passed away last night surrounded by family and love, including you,” wrote Spurhawk. Make it sacred.Share this moment with someone who needs you.Love is certainly the most important thing.”
Parker grew up in Bemidji, Minnesota and moved to Duluth for college. She and Spurhawk met in elementary school, started dating in high school, and married a few years later. They founded her Low in the spring of 1993, recording and playing with her cast of bass players rotating through her nearly 29 years as a group. During that time they released her 13 studio albums and several short projects. Among them is the yuletide EP, whose opener (“Just Like Christmas”) has become one of their most popular songs him.
Along with the Galaxy 500, Law was one of the most prominent pioneers of rock’s quiet, minimal slowcore subgenre, influencing later artists such as Duster and the Red House Painters. Within the band, Parker was known for his soft touch, both in his restrained drum lines and painfully vocal his melodies.Until the end, we will continue to explore new forms as a duo, hey what It features some of the loudest, most cathartic music ever.
Below, read remembrances and kind words from the many musicians, critics, and fans who have been touched by Parker’s transcendent work.