Highasakite – “Since Last Wednesday”
Pairs Well With…Beach House, Of Monsters and Men, Arcade Fire
Highasakite’s debut LP ended up being one of my favorites of 2013 (it was released a year earlier), so it’s exciting to spin the first single from their upcoming sophomore effort Silent Treatment. “Since Last Wednesday” is an uplifting, orchestral number, full of sound, percussion and a hopeful disposition. The build throughout the track is remarkable, moving from gripping guitar line to an explosion of an anthem. This band is criminally underrated for the level of music they are creating, so hopefully Silent Treatment proves to be a well-deserved breakout for this exciting indie pop band.
2013 Review: The dreamy pop sounds of Highasakite are as unique as they are engaging. The Norwegian band released their debut record All That Floats Will Rain overseas last year and it is truly a triumphant effort. The songs range from the epic majesty of “My Soldier” to the uplifting sentiment of “Indian Summer”. This is the summer hit that never was (or just “hasn’t yet”). Not only does Highasakite possess a full musical palette, their sound oozes passion and confidence. Album closer, “The Heron”, even pulls in hints of Sigur Ros, layering soprano melodies over wave of harmonic chording. Highasakite are as exciting as they get for this project, a relative unknown with unlimited potential. Amazing stuff…