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Almost none of us are at work this week, so almost none of us are getting fired. And with the holidays coming to an end, we don’t have to keep the good-cheer veneer up for much longer. So: Time to wade into some of the past year’s sickest shit!

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Hey, no new Beyoncé video this week! Actually, this week’s list is pretty much entirely comprised of inventively low-budget indie rock videos (or, in a couple of cases, indie-dance videos that might as well be indie rock). They’ve got plots and costumes and ideas, and at least a couple of them were probably released right… More »

There were more albums released in 2010 than could fit on all the lists released in 2010. (And there were many lists.) With that in mind, and certain ’10 records still ringing in our ears, we put our heads together and thought about some of last year’s favorites that, for some reason or other, didn’t… More »

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Stream Janet Jackson Tribute Album Feat. tUnE-yArDs, Deradoorian, High Places, & More

Janet Jackson's new album, Unbreakable, dropped today, and in conjunction with its release, Tin Angel Records put out a tribute album with 16 covers of…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 2, 2015 - 12:13 pm

33 – “Inside Stuff (Liars Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

33 is Los Angeles musician Mary Pearson, formerly one-half of Brooklyn tropical electronic psych experimentalists and old-school Band To Watch High Places. She released her…
Chris DeVille | December 19, 2014 - 10:16 am

Beck, No Age, High Places cover “I Only Have Eyes For You”

“I Only Have Eyes For You” is a classic American song, a standard written in 1934 by Harry Warren and Al Dubin and most famously…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2012 - 4:01 pm

High Places – “The Pull” Video

High Places have already released a bunch of videos for songs from their 2011 album Original Colors: "Altos Lugares," "Sophia," the great "Sonora." And now…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2012 - 2:16 pm

High Places – “Sonora” Video

L.A. synth-exoticist duo High Places have already dropped a couple of deeply weird and beguiling video for "Altos Lugares" and "Sophia," two tracks from their…
Tom Breihan | November 3, 2011 - 1:43 pm

High Places – “Sophia” Video

Busy Ganges of Telepathe works up a serious twitch -- I guess you could call it a dance? -- in High Places' video for "Sophia."…
Corban Goble | October 11, 2011 - 11:11 am

High Places – “Altos Lugares” Video

The L.A.-via-NY hazy new-wave duo High Places have a new album called Original Colors coming out; check out new song "Year Off." In the video…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2011 - 5:32 pm

High Places – “Year Off”

BTW High Places just offered up "Year Off," which is pretty accurate. It comes from the duo's forthcoming, third full-length due 10/11 via Thrill Jockey.
Amrit Singh | August 4, 2011 - 5:43 pm

Dunes – “Tied Together” Video

Here's a video from Dunes, the LA trio featuring ex-Mika Miko member Kate Hall. The affiliation is relevant for purposes of fingering their track "Tied…
Amrit Singh | July 20, 2011 - 1:56 pm

Rob Barber (High Places) Remixes Abe Vigoda

High Place's Rob Barber sent along a remix of Crush standout "Throwing Shade," a version he put together under the Urxed moniker for a "scrapped"…
brandon | November 8, 2010 - 2:49 pm

Deerhunter, High Places, Casino vs. Japan @ Music Box, Hollywood 11/1/10

Deerhunter is currently making the rounds supporting their texturally adventurous album Halcyon Digest. High Places and Casino Vs. Japan assisted in providing aural opening support.
Andrew Youssef | November 2, 2010 - 4:03 pm

High Places – “The Longest Shadow” Video

When we brought you High Places vs. Mankind's "On Giving Up," Brandon said their second album would yield "their best, most complexly beautiful material to…
jessica | March 18, 2010 - 4:37 pm

High Places – “Can’t Feel Nothing (Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Rob Barber and Mary Pearson are releasing their excellently chilled-down, darker, and percussively denser second album High Places Vs. Mankind at the end of April.
brandon | March 5, 2010 - 5:07 pm

New High Places – “On Giving Up”

High Places' second album High Places Vs. Mankind goes to a darker place than their 2008 self-titled debut (and the tracks you heard on 03/07-09/07).
brandon | January 22, 2010 - 1:54 pm

New High Places Video – “I Was Born”

"I Was Born" feels like an especially personal statement from High Places. Mary Pearson loves the bassoon, her primary instrument: She spoke about taking classes…
brandon | October 30, 2009 - 9:51 am

New High Places Video – “Late Bloomer”

"Late Bloomer" is High Places' 12-minute contribution to a longtime-in-the-making split 12" with Soft Circle out now on Dean Spunt's PPM. The video for the…
brandon | August 24, 2009 - 9:06 am

Indie Rockers Eulogize The King Of Pop

It wouldn't be all that risky to say everyone of a certain age has a Michael Jackson moment. He was a cultural phenomenon on a…
brandon | June 26, 2009 - 2:12 pm
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