(amazing album art for the High Places s/t)
So we might be a tad bit behind on this story, but we don't particularly pride ourselves on breaking news. One of our more recent favorite bands, High Places, will be releasing their self-titled debut album on September 23rd on Thrill Jockey. The press release has this to say of the album :
"The album emphasizes the themes of goodness manifested in nature, and hardship and wonder as necessities to human existence and growth. Additionally, High Places accent the idea of maturation and development through the recurring mention of trees and their extending, enveloping branches."
Sounds good to us! While some of you might be thinking this all sounds a little bit far out, like something you might hear in an REI store, just hold on a second. Give the song Golden, which will be featured on the album, a listen and you will see that it all makes sense. We haven;t heard the entire album yet, but we're pretty positive that it won't be disappointing once it surfaces in September (unlike somethings that have let us down this year). Rob and Mary plan to tour the "entire United States" in September, so we've got our fingers crossed for some Texas dates.