18 de julho de 2010

High Places - High Places vs. Mankind

320 kbps - 39m length - 105 Mb
As in Wikipedia:

High Places is an indie rock band originating from Brooklyn, NY, recently relocated to Los Angeles, CA. The band is a duo comprising multi-instrumentalist Rob Barber and vocalist Mary Pearson. [...] Since its inception, High Places has created a signature sound out of using bass-heavy, yet crisp beats, lilting vocal melodies, syncopated rhythmic lines performed on folk percussion instruments, guitar duets turned into treated samples, and percussive lines created from the manipulation of household objects. The duo has an “exquisite corpse” style of songwriting where they exchange ideas back and forth, challenging one another’s expectations. The songwriting is expansive and fluid, all the while managing to be concise. Overall, the compositions are settled and assured. High Places gravitates toward the organic over the electronic, and that natural aesthetic adds warmth and intimacy to the recordings.

Do I need to say anything more? Their sound is GREAT! A criative mix of electronic with organic sounds, with wild beats all over it and the percussion beating the whole album, her voice is smooth and ethereal and somehow fits perfectly well in their sound. Listen to it!
You can buy it here and here.

  1. The Longest Shadows [video]
  2. On Giving Up
  3. She's a Wild Horse
  4. The Channon
  5. Canada
  6. Constant Winter
  7. On a Hill in a Bed on a Road in a House
  8. Drift Slayer
  9. The Most Beautiful Name
  10. When It Comes