We stumbled upon Rob Barber and Mary Pearson from High Places during a MySpace exploration a month or so ago. Having released their first album back in 2008, the release of their new ‘Vs Mankind’ has just notched up their 1,000,000th view within the last week. We think the fact that they’ve achieved that milestone is a big sign that we’ll be hearing a lot more from them.
‘Vs Mankind’ is carried by deep, pulsating rhythms and unusual melodic sounds that lay an interesting bed for Pearson’s echoing voice. The effect is a relaxing, rich experience that has the sort of numbing quality perfectly suited to a late night cup of tea/night cap nip of whiskey after returning home from a big one.
Head over to their MySpace page to check out the irresistible rhythm of single ‘On Giving Up’, or on iTunes you can pick up the soothing voice/drum machine concoction on ‘She’s A Wild Horse’. Every song opens up a new sonic landscape that takes you right out of reality; sometimes transporting you to the jungles of Pandora, other times sending you into the spice fields of ‘Dune’. We suggest getting warm, popping on your headphones, turning ‘Vs Mankind’ up loud and closing your eyes!
You can pick up High Places ‘Vs Mankind’ in stores this Friday May 7 or at iTunes here