Spin - p.72
"Goth-folk slow jam 'Especially Me' burns with private anger, while 'Witches' sounds like Jimi Hendrix thawing in the sun."
Alternative Press - p.933.5 stars out of 5
-- "Mimi Parker and Alan Sparhawk's honeyed, angelic harmonies are serene drones instead of obvious warnings, with the head-nodding folk gem 'You See Everything' emerging as the highlight."
The Wire - p.60
"Low's sound is pushed from the spacious to the truly anthemic when Nils Cline of Wilco adds lead guitar on 'Witches'....An interesting addition to an already impressive body of work."
"C'MON is a collection of modern-day hymns, appropriately recorded in a former Catholic church, that wrap around you and slow down the world."
Paste (magazine) - "[A] song like 'Especially Me' might move at a stately waltz, with all of its harmonies in place, but it blisters with a seething heart."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.904 stars out of 5
-- "C'MON sees them continue to hone their weird mix of post-rock dynamics with the song structures of classic alternative rock -- think Slint backing Neil Young circa ON THE BEACH."
Uncut (magazine) - p.32Ranked #33
in Uncut's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "A mightily effective summary of the Duluth trio's two-decade career..."
Personnel: Alan Sparhawk (vocals, guitar, percussion); Mimi Parker (vocals, percussion); Nels Cline (guitar, lap steel guitar); David Carroll (banjo); Caitlin Moe (violin); Steve Garrington (piano, organ); Chris Price (keyboards); Ryland Steen (percussion); Cyrus Sparhawk, Hollis Sparhawk (background vocals).
Recording information: Handsome Central, los Angeles, CA; Sacred Heart Studio, Duluth, MN.
The follow-up to 2007's politically charged Drums and Guns, C'mon was recorded in an old Catholic church in Duluth, MN, where Low also produced 2002's Trust. Filled with dynamic percussion, organ chords, and group harmonies, the album also marks the debut of bassist Steve Garrington.