Electronic indie-pop duo High Highs are about find themselves hitting something of a busy period with a new single, new album and new tour all on the horizon.
Made up of lead vocalist Jack Milas and Oli Chang, the Australian band will release their new single Cascades on 8 January as a precursor for their upcoming album of the same name which will follow on 5 February via PIAS.
In a press release, they explain that the LP title track was inspired by the scenic landscape of a particular spot in America where they’ve been touring and recording the follow up to their 2013 full length debut Open Season.
Cascades is named after the mountain range in the American Northwest. It’s about a feeling of elation, and the feeling you get when you take in the stature of a mountain range like the Cascades.
“It’s also slightly nostalgic for the time we were on tour driving up from Salt Lake City into Oregon and into the Cascades themselves. Fog was covering the tops, it was very lush and green but cold,” they recall. “It was also a big moment for us in the writing process where we felt this tune was bigger than us almost.”
With its torrent of fuzzy synths, ambient dreampop electronics and warm vocal washes and harmonies, Cascades marks a strong return from the duo who have seen their music featured on Grey’s Anatomy and Pitch Perfect and toured alongside Vampire Weekend and fellow Aussie electro-purveyors Empire of the Sun.
What’s more, High Highs will head off on a fresh string of live dates next year, with North America and Australia already scheduled in for the spring and a UK leg soon to be announced.
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