High Highs, The TVD First Date and Cascade Vinyl & Ticket Giveaway

“More than ever, buying records is a method of discovering new music for me, but it’s also the best way of joining the dots across music’s vast history. Picking up a record and looking at who played on it, the label, the year—you start to build up a picture in your mind of how it all connects. It really feels like it could be endless. I thought this time it could be neat to just share a few new additions…”

Dego & The 2000 Black Family – Don’t Stop (2016) | “I love chatting to the owners and checking out what they’re playing or what they’re jazzed about at that moment. Shops like Love Vinyl in London, Turntable Lab in New York, and The Record Store in Sydney always have good recommendations, especially for new dance music, a lot of which sounds amazing on vinyl. This one came from Love Vinyl. It’s amazing that new disco music is being made today.”

Joao Donato – Me Dexia (1973) | “I was looking for this record for about a year and was very happy to pick it up in the UK recently. Joao Donato is one of the great keys players of MPB music. This tune in particular has an amazing quality to it. The clarity and warmth of the drums, the fact that the mix is bone dry, the rhodes, it all feels very modern.

There has been a return to the art of DJing in the past few years with the younger generation coming up and playing longer sets that tell a story with music over the course of five or six hours. Artists like Jamie xx and Floating Points play new music as much as ‘heritage’ music. Sonically, a lot of ’70s modern soul and jazz can pair really nicely with new music being made today.”

Ennio Morricone – Il Grande Silenzio (1968) | “This is a beautiful soundtrack to a bleak western set in Utah in the dead of winter. I feel like this soundtrack is fairly underrated. After looking for about two years, I recently found an original blue Italian pressing which features Klaus Kinski on the cover!”

Takuya Matsumoto – Drafting Under the Stars (2010) | “One of my favorite house producers out of Niigata, Japan. He makes beautifully balanced music and I keep coming back to this one. His new releases are excellent too!”
Jack Milas

High Highs hit the road in a matter of days in support of their new release Cascades. We have an opportunity for 11 of you to attend all 11 shows AND to find a copy of the new release in your collective mailboxes.

Enter to win a pair of tickets and the new Cascades on vinyl by citing in the comments below a brand new vinyl purchase you’re happy to have scored, and some props for the record shop in which your new found gem was well, …found. (Also, be certain to name the city in which you’d like to see the band!)

We’ll choose 11 winners—one per show—for the pair of tickets and an LP each on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.

High Highs Tour Dates:
March 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
March 9 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Shop
March 11 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
March 12 – Seattle, WA – Barbosa
March 29 – Toronto, ON – The Drake
March 30 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
March 31 – Burlington, VT – Signal Kitchen
April 02 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
April 0 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
April 07 – Washington, DC – Black Cat (Backroom)
April 09 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade

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  • http://noisychaos.com/ Nick

    I’d love to see High Highs in LA!

    I found Tamaryn’s first record, Led Astray Washed Ashore, at Origami Vinyl recently.

  • Michael

    I am so down to see the High Highs in Montreal!

    I found a Chvrches LP at Disques Beatnick, one of my favorite records.

  • Dylan

    It would be rad if I saw High Highs in LA! I got Wild Nothing’s first lp “Gemini” recently and it’s one of my favorites; I got it from Amoeba in LA

  • Sam

    Funny the NYC show is at Rough Trade, picked up my favorite release of last year, Leon Bridges’ ‘Coming Home,’ after getting my first record player. I’d love to see High Highs there!

  • Mark Meyerson

    Picked up the New Lucy Dacus slab…but got it at the show. But love it tremdously. Would love to see them in DC (had tickets to see them when they were going open for Sky…but she was sick and they canceled the show)

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