Mild High Club – “Homage”

Mild High Club make smooth, psychedelic jazz/funk infusions with spacey tinges that sound like warped AM radio hits from another galaxy. A year after signing to Stones Throw, moving out to LA, and dropping the stellar debut, Timeline, the outfit is back with another full-length offering entitled Skiptracing. The lead single is “Homage,” a bouncy, mid-tempo churner with loose jazz flourishes, bright piano hits, contorted synths, and super groovy bass. Founder and vocalist Alexander Brettin brings smooth, wandering melodies that weave in and out of the synths interlocking like a DNA ladder. Seemingly inspired by his new surroundings in the City of Angels, this sounds like it was made in the deep, dark basement of the Griffith Observatory’s planetarium tripping on angel dust when he sings “Come on it’s a city dream/ Dreaming of the imagery I’ve found.” And that’s meant in the best way possible. Listen.

Tracklist:

01 “Skiptracing”
02 “Homage”
03 “Cary Me Back”
04 “Tesselation”
05 “Head Out”
06 “Kokopelli”
07 “Whodunit”
08 “Chasing My Tail”
09 “Ceiling Zero”
10 “Skiptracing (Reprise)”

Tour Dates:

07/09 New York, NY @ South Street Seaport (4Knots Music Festival)
07/10 Chicago, IL @ West Fest
07/21 Portland, OR @ Holocene
07/22 Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
07/23 Vancouver, BC @ Skylight Gallery
08/20 Darlington, MD @ Fields Fest
08/26 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
08/27 Nevada City, CA @ Cooper’s Aleworks
08/30 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
08/31 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
09/01 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
09/03 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
09/05 San Antonio, TX @ K23 Gallery
09/06 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
09/07 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
09/08 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
09/09 Atlanta, GA @ 529
09/10 Nashville, TN @ Little Harpeth Brewing Co
09/13 Baltimore, MD @ The Crown
09/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
09/16 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
09/17 Madison, WI @ The Frequency
09/24 Urbana, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
10/18 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
10/19 Brussels, BE @ Madame Moustache
10/20 Paris, FR @ Espace B
10/21 Limoges, FR @ La Phare
10/22 Toulouse, FR @ Le Saints des Seins
10/25 Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn
10/26 Zurich, CH @ Hafenkneipe
10/27 Munich, DE @ Strom
10/28 Berlin, DE @ Badehaus Szimpla
10/29 Nijmegen, NL @ Mereleyn
10/31 Brighton, UK @ The Hope
11/01 London, UK @ Moth Club

Skiptracing is out 8/26 on Stones Throw. Pre-order it here.