We're delighted to be welcome to our label and also hopefully on the touring front soon High Places. Set for release on May 8th is the duo's second full-length from Mary Pearson and Rob Barber. Aptly called High Places vs Mankind the album takes a slightly altered course from the "goodness as growth reflected in nature" motif of the band's debut.
The duo have already visited Australia once back in '08 and we're hoping to get them back out sometime later this year.
High Places vs Mankind hits your favourite record stores on May 8th but is already available on iTunes.
Here's the video for one of their new track "The Longest Shadow"
Formed as a Brooklyn duo in 2006, High Places have since relocated to Los Angeles, whose warmer temps and mountain vistas better fit the warmth of High Places' music and personalities. But relocation was but a small part of what's been a dynamic few years for the two. The title of High Places vs. Mankind accurately suggests the album will take a slightly altered course from the "goodness as growth reflected in nature" motif of the band's debut. A digital single released on Halloween entitled "I Was Born" demonstrated Rob and Mary using more standard instrumentation including guitars sounding like guitars, and the bassoon upon which Mary was classically trained. Her vocals are less effected and more present, but many aspects of the High Places sound and aesthetic remain intact. One hears dance rhythms, stereo effects, accessible melodies, dub influence, and as always, a love of layering and of combining the unexpected into something cohesive and new.
14th April, 2010 : Posted by Admin