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High Places – new video and tour dates

| On 16, Oct 2011

The new album Original Colors by High Places is due out on 7 November in the EU and here’s another track for you to listen to accompanied by a beautiful video directed by the band and danced and choreographed by Busy Gangnes:
High Places will be hitting the road at the end of the year and heading to Europe for an extensive tour.
The ten tracks on Original Colors are full of driving bass pulses, syncopated dance rhythms, and the binding force of Mary’s mezzo-soprano vocals. Recorded in the band’s home studios in Los Angeles, the album is dotted with sun-drenched references to Australia’s inimitable foliage, the expansive desert of Northern Mexico, and the crystal, blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Such allusions are presented over a bed of swirling stereo rhythms and infectious melodies. Each track possesses a unique texture and emotion that serve to create a variegated yet unified album of some of High Places’ finest work to date.

High Places are Rob Barber and Mary Pearson. Throughout their nearly five years of existence, the band have traveled extensively and performed in a multitude of environments. Whether performing at the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan or in an industrial warehouse in Santiago, Chile, High Places’ enveloping sound and propulsive energy allow the music to translate to a variety of venues. Visual art plays an important role in Mary and Rob’s collaboration. The two make video projections for their stage shows, keep a photo blog that documents their travels (, and create their own album artwork. In this way and others, Mary and Rob challenge the conventional parameters of a rock band and instead give us a multi-sensory aesthetic partnership that continually defies expectations.
Fri     Nov 25          Barcelona, Spain                Primavera Club
Sat     Nov 26          Madrid, Spain           Primavera Club
Tue     Nov 29          London, UK              Plan B
Wed     Nov 30          Paris, France           Batofar
Thu     Dec 1           Kortrijk, Belgium               De Kreun
Fri     Dec 2           Koeln, Germany          Week-End Festival
Sat     Dec 3           Berlin, Germany         HAU 2
Sun     Dec 4           Prague, Czech Republic  Meet Factory
Mon     Dec 5           Vienna, Austria         B72
Tue     Dec 6           Muenchen, Germany       Feierwerk
Wed     Dec 7           Luzern, Switzerland             Suedpol
Thu     Dec 8           Yverdon, Switzerland    Amalgame
Fri     Dec 9           Torino, Italy           Spazio 211
Sat     Dec 10          Bologna, Italy          Locomotiv
Sun     Dec 11          Bourogne, France                Generiq Festival
Tue     Dec 13          Den Haag, Netherlands   State-X New Forms Festival
Wed     Dec 14          Amsterdam, Netherlands  OT301
Fri     Dec 16          Lisbon, Portugal                ZDB
Sat     Dec 17          Guimaraes, Portugal     CCVF



High Places – Sophia from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.