Thursday, April 22, 2010

On stage... High Places

The band originating from Brooklyn, NY, recently relocated to Los Angeles, CA is a duo comprising multi-instrumentalist Rob Barber and vocalist Mary Pearson. The two met each other at Western Michigan University. The name refers to a place where one has a better vantage point and can gain broader perspective, it references a love for mountains, rooftops, and of course metaphorical "high places". In the summer of 2008, the duo signed with Chicago label Thrill Jockey Records. The early singles and varied works were collected and released in July of 2008 as 03/07-09/07, and their debut S/T full length followed in September of 2008. Rob created the artwork by using photos taken by both band members. High Places tours almost constantly, they were at Midi Festival 2008 edition, and have toured with such notable bands as Deerhunter, No Age, Ponytail, Yacht, Dan Deacon,…
They were at Point Ephémère on last April 20th, such a pleasure to see them again. The new arrangements give to all those great tunes a very interesting sound. This time they've added a guitar which confers more soul to their trippy music. Get a chance to see them live on April 29th at Kill Your Pop festival in Dijon.


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