New High Places – “From Stardust To Sentience”

It’s hard to believe, but High Places still haven’t released their first proper album — 03/07 – 09/07 was a comp, remember. But don’t expect a letdown: Their forthcoming self-titled debut on Thrill Jockey’s great, easily expanding on and complicating their past work, creating a more cohesive whole than you received via 03/07 – 09/07, etc. A little while ago we offered a listen to the recorded version of “Vision’s the First…” (which we first heard at our SXSW party) fronting fellow album track “Namer” on an Upset The Rhythm 7″. Now you can take a listen to “From Stardust To Sentience,” the album’s quiet finale. It sounds like an exit, a pretty ambient lullaby that finds Mary Pearson singing about space, the effects of gravity, and the desert where “your thoughts are as clear as the stars.”

High Places – “From Stardust To Sentience” (MP3)

High Places is out 9/23 on Thrill Jockey. If you’re in the NYC area, remember High Places are part of that free East Village Radio Music Festival next weekend. They have other shows as well:

08/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
09/06 – New York, NY @ Pier 17 / South Street Seaport
09/11 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge #
09/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
09/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
09/18 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Division Avenue Arts
09/19 – Madison, WI @ Forward Music Fest %
09/20 – Champaign-Urbana, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
09/21 – Rock Island, IL @ Huckleberry’s Pizza Parlor
09/23 – Chicago, IL @ AV-aerie
09/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
09/25 – Grinnell, IA @ Gardner Lounge (Grinnell College) &
09/26 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
09/27 – Denver, CO @ Rhinoceropolis
09/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court &
09/30 – Missoula, MT @ The Badlander &
10/02 – Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge &
10/03 – Anacortes, WA @ Department of Safety &
10/04 – Vancouver, BC @ Richard’s on Richards &
10/06 – Portland, OR @ Backspace &
10/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill &
10/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell
10/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Modified &
10/15 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s

# w/ Crystal Stilts, Breathe Owl Breathe
% w/ Dan Deacon, Monotonix
& w/ Ponytail

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