Hawkins and multi-instrumentalist Lawrence Nichols sat down recently to discuss the continuing relevance of the Low, as they’re affectionately known, before the band’s pair of exclusive performances at the Dakota Tavern for purchasers of the Low’s just-released vinyl box set Shakespeare My Box! — a cheeky nod to its debut album — which includes every song, save a cover or two, the band ever recorded.

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