While I’m not entirely sold on their first single (uh oh, did I actually start off a post with some slight negative words? blogging no-no!), any band opening for The Radio Dept. deserves my attention (Knitting Factory, November 30).
High Highs are a relatively new group from New York and clearly have a promising future in front of them. They’ve apparently been getting some major play with buzz-y artists, and elements of their music make me sense their impending popularity. A blend of bells and quirky vocals (which could use a bit more polish and a bit less nasal) creates a memorable, warm sound. The oooh oooh harmonies don’t hurt, either.