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MP3: High Places – “On Giving Up”

High Places

Why did L.A duo, High Places, entitle their latest album, ‘High Places vs. Mankind’?
Do they carry Dr. Doom-esque ambitions to conquer the world?
Or maybe they dream of rumbling on Pay-Per-View with the spectacular hardcore wrestler/human wrecking ball?

You’ll be able to see evidence for both interpretations when High Places tour Australia (with Xiu Xiu!) this September. Not only do they have the capacity to turn an audience into adoring slaves, but they manage to do it in the most wild and thrilling fashion.

To celebrate the band coming to our shores, we’re offering this free download of new track, “On Giving Up”. It’s dark and dreamy and spacious. There’s bells and percussion and undeniable texture.

Yet for all that aesthetic wonder, there’s also a real human frailty. High Places really know how to grapple with the complex feelings, intense relationships and subtle interactions which underpin mankind.

Come to think of it, maybe that’s what the album title’s about.

MP3: High Places – “On Giving Up”

(To download, simply click the arrow on the right-hand side of the player)

Australian Tour Dates 2010 (w/ Xiu Xiu)
Sydney – Thurs 2 Sept @ Oxford Art Factory (Buy Tickets)
Melbourne – Fri 3 Sept @ East Brunswick Club (Buy Tickets)
Brisbane – Sat 4 Sept @ Frankly! Festival, Brisbane Powerhous (Buy Tickets)
Perth – Mon 6 Sept @ Amplifier (Buy Tickets)

‘High Places vs. Mankind’ is out now on Popfrenzy through Inertia.
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Posted in blogs on June 21st, 2010 - By George / Tags: , , , , ,