Collection of hard-to-find singles from US duo High Places.
Released to coincide with a UK tour (including dates with
Robert Barber grew up listening to punk and hardcore, and Mary
Pearson studied bassoon performance, but both gravitated
toward a DIY compositional style and a love of layers. It is
the affinity for layering that has thus far defined the duo,
both in ideas and instrumentation. 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; Mary's reflective vocals over
Rob's homemade beats.
High Places’ first offering is this, the singles collection
‘03/07 – 09/07’ that collects the above mentioned songs plus a
few harder to find gems (‘Jump In’ being a song commissioned
for an elementary school music program, ‘Freaked Flight” a
reworked demo cut and ‘Canary’ which appeared on a
compilation) from 2007 making them all available for the first
time world wide on CD. No need to scour EBay. All the
magnificent tracks that endeared them to us and those lucky
enough to have seen them so far, will be included.
The CD release of ‘03/07 – 09/07’ will be followed by their
eagerly awaited debut full-length due out later this year.