Friday, February 19, 2016

HIGHS Release New Music

Toronto alt-pop group HIGHS premiere their video for ‘I Do, Do You?’ today via Indie88. The track is the second single from their upcoming LP Dazzle Camouflage, set for release on April 8th via Indica Records. 

An experimental technique pioneered by the British Navy during World War I, dazzle camouflage is unlike other forms of camouflage; as the intention is not to conceal, but to mislead. Recognized by its use of bright colours and unusual geometric patterns, dazzle made it difficult to judge the true nature of what lies beneath. This concept of 'hiding in plain sight' became an unexpected but obvious thread that ran through the album's eleven tracks.

The idea of camouflage is explored throughout the music video for 'I Do, Do You?', both literally and in more subtle forms. Directed by Nicole Powell (Reuben and The Dark) and produced by Katy Maravala (Drake, Rihanna) of Part & Parcel Co, ‘I Do, Do You?’ is a stunning and colourful manifestation ofDazzle Camouflage. Watch it here
Digital, CD, and vinyl editions of the album are now available for pre-order via PledgeMusic:  
Described by Exclaim! as a band that 'seem destined to go places quickly,' HIGHS are proving this statement to be true. Since forming in 2013 they've made a splash worldwide. In the past three years, they’ve performed alongside the likes of Modest Mouse and Cold War Kids, and have played top festivals including CMJ Music Marathon, WayHome Music and Art Festival, The Great Escape, and more. 
HIGHS are currently on tour with Vancouver’s We Are The City. A full list of tour dates can be found below. 

Fast-becoming the darlings of Toronto’s vibrant music scene, HIGHS’ much-acclaimed musical blend has taken them from bedroom demos to festival stages in a matter of a few short years. The alt-pop group recently premiered their new single “I Do, Do You?” pulled from the bands’ upcoming full-length debut Dazzle Camouflage, which is set for release April 8 via Indica Records. The album was produced by Luke Smith, known for his work with Foals and Depeche Mode. The band’s debut self-titled EP, released in 2014, gained international recognition and lead to placement in the Top 30 Hype Machine and CMJ Top 200 charts, with single “Summer Dress” reaching the #1 spot on CBC Radio 3. Most recently HIGHS impressed audiences at WayHome Music & Arts Festival, Toronto Urban Roots Festival, and CMJ in NYC. 
LISTEN “I Do, Do You?”:
WATCH: “I Do, Do You?”:
Feb. 18 @ The Gateway, CALGARY, AB (w/ We Are The City)
Feb. 19 @ Studio 96, EDMONTON, AB (w/ We Are The City)
Feb. 20 @ Amigos, SASKATOON, SK (w/ We Are The City)
Feb. 21 @ The Good Will, WINNIPEG, MB (w/ We Are The City)
Feb. 25 @ House of Targ, OTTAWA, ON (w/ We Are The City)
Feb. 27 @ Adelaide Hall, TORONTO, ON (w/ We Are The City)
Feb. 28 @ The Casbah, HAMILTON, ON (w/ We Are The City)
Mar. 08 @ O'Hanlon's, REGINA, SK
Mar. 10 @ The Flying Steamshovel, ROSSLAND, BC
Mar. 11 @ Imperial, VANCOUVER, BC (w/ We Are The City)
Mar. 12 @ Lucky Bar, VICTORIA, BC (w/ We Are The City)


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