[MP3] High Highs: “Open Season”

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.

High Highs – “Open Season” [MP3]

High Highs on MySpace

  • http://www.knoxroad.com abby

    this such is a lovely, toe-tappy track. for the record, i hate you for going to the aforementioned show. can you believe, with or without high highs, the radio dept. had the audacity to schedule their dc gig after we leave? well i never…!

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    Lee Reply:

    gotsa clarify: you “love me for not going to the aforementioned show”

    i, unfortunately, have work stuff. i know, i know. :(

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  • http://mrshuffleupagus.blogspot.com Mr. Shuffleupagus

    Made “Open Season” my “Swell Tune” today:
    http://mrshuffleupagus.blogspot.com/2011/01/todays-swell-tune-open-season.html
    Sounds like something on Wes Anderson’s “use in a soundtrack” list.

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    Lee Reply:

    Glad you make so many of the songs we post “Swell Tunes”! Good stuff.

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