1.8.13 — “Odds & Evens” by The High Wire

The High Wire

If you only listen to one song tonight, make it “Odds & Evens” by The High Wire (2010, from the album The Sleep Tape).

The High Wire is an indie-pop trio who call London home. At least one of the band members is Canadian. They’ve released two albums — Ahead of The Rain in 2009 and The Sleep Tape in 2010– plus a couple of singles. That’s everything that I know about this band.

People have said things about them such as “90s-style dream-pop” and “shoegaze-y” and “glimmering sun-kissed guitar pop”.

To be fair, I dont’ even have The Sleep Tape. Today’s song also appeared as a b-side on a 2011 single “Pump Your Little Heart”, which is the only thing I have from this band. Both “Pump Your Little Heart” and “Odds & Ends” are on The Sleep Tape.

Since I don’t even know the band members names, let alone any other information about them, I’ll just get right to the song.

“Odds & Evens” by The High Wire

Obviously I like the co-ed vocals. It does shimmer a bit and it does remind me of some Canadian indie-pop. The Vancouver variety. Something about this song reminds me of the song “Execution” by The Pink Mountaintops. I’m also vaguely reminded in a more general way of The New Pornographers and a couple of others that I can’t quite put a finger on.
Also, in a very strange way, this song reminds me a bit of Mexico City indie rockers Chikita Violenta.

Enjoy the song.

You can buy The Sleep Tape from The High Wire’s bandcamp page here.

About dlee

North Carolina born and bred. I'm a restaurant guy who spends free time listening to music, watching hockey and playing Scrabble. I have a bachelor's degree in political science and I will most likely never put it to use. View all posts by dlee

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