High Highs' 'Once Around The House': Exclusive First Listen
Brooklyn's High Highs are almost ready for their new album to leave the house.
"Once Around the House" is the lead single from the indie band's full-length debut, due in January 2013. It's only the sixth-ever song released by the Australia-turned-NYC act, following 2011's self-titled EP and an online cover of Wild Nothing's "Live in Dreams." The material has earned notice from Elton John's Rocket Music Entertainment Group (Lily Rose Cooper, Ed Sheeran), which digitally released the EP via Rocket Records and manages the group.
High Highs' intimate sound evokes the reverb-heavy folk harmonies of groups like Grizzly Bear and Fleet Foxes, with "Once Around the House" building from a slow meditation to a stomping, still spectral, sing-a-long. The track will join new mixes of EP tracks "Open Season," "Flowers Bloom" and "Horses" on the to-be-titled full-length, along with previously unheard songs including "Phone Call" and "In a Dream." Founded by Sydney expats Jack Milas and Oli Chang, the group became a trio with the addition of drummer/producer Zach Lipkins, who's also mixing the upcoming release.
Before the album, they'll appear on the "For a Good Time, Call…" soundtrack, out Aug. 28, joining acts such as Los Campesinos! and Timbre Timbre on the Sundance comedy compilation. The film is due from Focus Features on Aug. 31.
Hear "Once Around the House" below: