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03/07 - 09/07

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Head Spins (Extended Version)
2:21
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Sandy Feat (7" Version)
2:12
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Banana Slugs/Cosmonaut
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Shared Islands
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Universe
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Greeting the Light
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Granola
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Freaked Flight (Alternate Version)
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Jump In (For Gilkey Elementary School)
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Canary
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Todd Burns

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04.22.11
A Brooklyn-based duo and its discombobulating dubby masterpieces.
Label: Thrill Jockey

Mary Pearson and Rob Barber are Brooklyn-based duo High Places and 03/07 — 09/07, as the title suggests, collects the band's work from a six-month period in 2007. Some of it has been released on 7-inches and compilations, some of it is available on eMusic exclusively for the first time. All of it is eMusic Selects. The best description I've heard of the band's tunes? "Every national anthem going off at the same time… read more »

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Very unique and very catchy!

Melodyman50

I downloaded this a few days after the self titled "High Places." Very nice (my puppy loves it too)!! Very eclectic and pleasant. Very easy on the ears and mind. I'm a big fan now.

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fantastic

adammanley

this is a fantastic album. The reviewer who says this is too much like animal collective is apperently a little too high. both bands are great and quite different from one another. my only question is, why can't we get the new album yet. its been out for some time now and its still not up on emusic.

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gone for the uk

outmoder

crap - i had this saved for later and now i come to download it and it's no longer available in my country! you snooze, you lose...

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Lovely

reidmix

A perfect Triangle between "Stars on ESP" era His Name is Alive and "Trail of the Lonesome Pine" Godzuki -- Erika Hoffman I'm talking about you; Lucky Dragons' "Widows"; and possibly but not definitely Animal Collective "Sung Tongs". If you like any of that, ignore the rest of these low-grade reviews :) It is addictive and hard to stop listening to.

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A . . .

ewetwo

COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME.

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Too close

JMCLEANGREEN

Too close to animal collective, seems like they're trying to replicate somebody else's voice rather than create their own. That's why it lacks emotional strength. Coincidence that they live in Brooklyn when AC is widely known for living in NY? Don't get me wrong I enjoy the sounds, it's just weak.

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well

Deku

Honestly, this is overated, probablly because it feels like there's no emotion in it whatsoever, but also because it's not really that appealing musically.

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Oustanding!

chadd

Surprising and different but not pretentious. More. More, please. Sweet Christmas, please post more!

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The recordings not quite right

Deutschehund

I haven't had the chance to see the High Places in person, but I have seen them on the new music video internet site by Pitchfork. What I saw and heard there (a live performance) is such a higher quality than this album. It's disappointing that I can download the audio from that show to my iPod. I hope that in the future their recording is better than this.

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Voice of Mirah, sound of Panda Bear

indiesoc

A good combo, to say the least. Also reminds me of Psapp and Katie the Pest at times.

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eMusic Selects: High Places

By Yancey Strickler, Contributor

Mary Pearson and Rob Barber are High Places, a Brooklyn band so fantastic that they actually inspired the entire eMusic Selects program. Before their amazing, eMusic-only compilation 03/07 — 09/07, High Places had only released three 7-inches and a couple of compilation tracks. Still, that has been enough to earn them a growing following. Recently, Mary and Rob took a break from recording their debut album (it will be done the end of February, they hope)… more »

They Say All Music Guide

The High Places sound is a bubbly, frothy mix of tribal beats, light percussion, spacy samples, and the sweet-as-pie vocals of Mary Pearson. She and Robert Barber create a sound that is both sophisticated and childlike, and the songs are short and catchy but by no means simplistic. There is real craft behind their sound that can be lost in the seemingly primitive electronics. The duo no doubt spent a long time working to find the right blend of acoustic instruments and loops and bleeps. It pays off richly and the songs have the feel of highly polished gems. “Universe” is the highlight of the record, as Pearson’s vocal careens around like a cute kid dancing happily at a birthday party and the music spins and whirls behind her. Really, the whole record feels like that. It’s hard to imagine anyone hearing this band or this record and not coming away with a smile or, at the very least, a warm feeling. This collection of their singles released between March and September 2007 (plus three harder-to-find tracks) is an entrancing introduction to the band, and it stokes the fires of anticipation for their first full-length album. Thrill Jockey is lucky to have the High Places, and fans of smart, pretty folktronic world psychedelia (or whatever you care to call it) are lucky, too. – Tim Sendra

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