The album is dark and light at the same time tragic contemplations are matched with stretched-out synths, as well as those bouncing beats and rhythmic hooks High Places has utilized in the past to keep things airy. The music makes you pause, get lost, question your own mortality, think about your last heartache, and when the daze is over, you feel one step closer to the infinite.
High Places' forthcoming show will add one more twinge in its exploration of human relationships by including Pearson's sister Laura on vocals for the first time, and she'll continue on most of the U.S. tour. Pearson explains that she and her sister have been singing together informally all their lives "Karaoke," interrupts Barber and that HP has wanted to include her on tour for a long time now. *
with Mi Ami and Protect Me
Wed/24, 8 p.m., $10/$12
155 Fell St., SF