Published Jun 27, 2008Brooklyn duo High Places (aka Mary Pearson and Robert Barber) must have some friends in some moderately-leveled, indie-approved places, as theyve garnered a whole bunch of buzz on some limited releases and touring.
All that will change soon, as Thrill Jockey have announced the details of their debut, self-titled album. Due in September, the album will continue their hard-to-pin sound that the label attempts to explain as: "High Places songs contain a fascinating range of aural layers: bells and bird calls over a wash of ocean waves; mallets hitting mixing bowls over treated guitar and glockenspiel; Marys reflective vocals over Robs inventive and infectious beats. The result is an imaginative and spacious amalgamation of sounds with a unique almost Caribbean undertone that is as immediate as it is refreshing.
If you cant wait until September, Thrill Jockey will also be issuing 03/07 09/07, a collection of the bands early work, on July 22. Dont miss them on tour with No Age and Abe Vigoda this summer.
High Places tracklisting:
1 The Storm
2 You in Forty Years
3 The Tree With the Lights in It
4 Vision's the First...
5 Gold Coin
6 Papaya Year
9 A Field Guide
10 From Stardust to Sentience
High Places tour dates:
7/2 New York NY, Stuyvesant Town Oval
7/8 Washington DC, Rock and Roll Hotel
7/9 Baltimore MD, Floristree
7/10 Philadelphia PA, First Unitarian Church
7/12 Brooklyn NY, Todd P show
7/14 Cambridge MA, Middle East
7/15 Montreal Quebec, La Sala Rossa
7/16 Toronto Ontario, Horseshoe Tavern
7/17 Pontiac MI, Eagle Theatre
7/19 Chicago IL, Schubas
7/20 Chicago IL, Union Park (Pitchfork Music Festival)
7/26 Hyères France, MIDI Festival
9/19 Madison WI, Majestic Theatre (Forward Music Fest)
9/20 Champaign-Urbana IL, Pygmalion Festival