To say The Low Anthem plays folk-rock is to undersell this Providence combo's scope.

To say The Low Anthem plays folk-rock is to undersell this Providence combo's scope.

They're good at wrenching beauty out of the quiet. "Ghost Woman Blues" lends spare atmospherics to rousing gospel harmonization. In a similar vein, "Matter of Time" conjures the warmth of companionship in the Bible-black predawn.

They're just as adept at old-timey twang, as evidenced by the mournful strains of "Apothecary Love."

For all the band's meekness, though, The Low Anthem is at its best at its biggest. "Boeing 737" sounds as humongous as the plane and as blustery as its turbine. See if it doesn't raise your pulse Friday at the Wex with Daniel Lefkowitz.