High Places

High Places is a band originating from Brooklyn, NY, recently relocated to Los Angeles, CA. The band is a duo comprising multi-instrumentalist Rob Barber and vocalist Mary Pearson. Pearson and Barber met while Mary was completing a music degree in bassoon performance at Western Michigan University and Rob was working in visual art, teaching lithography and etching in New York. Both were performing as solo musicians at the time, Mary as Transformation Surprise, and Rob as the Urxed. The two began collaborating under the name High Places in May 2006, after Mary relocated to New York. The duo played their first show in may 2006 in North Adams MA, with Japanther, after Rob, who was scheduled to play solo, didn't want to perform alone. A few weeks later they finished a six song demo CD-R, and left for their first US tour. They released a number of singles while contributing songs to a few compilations. In the Summer of 2008, the duo signed with Chicago label Thrill Jockey Records. Their early singles and varied works were collected and released in July 2008 as 03/07-09/07, and their debut S/T full length followed in September 2008.


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