Public Program:
Get Weird: High Places + Grouper
Date
February 13 2009
Description
The joyful, clear-voiced beauty of High Places stands among the most beloved and compelling new music of the decade. Layering energy-rich, bouncing electronic beats, gentle percussive tones, and bright, celebratory vocals, this Brooklyn-based duo have created a language that is both unique and inviting, an excited, deeply emotional, and friendly party.

Portland’s Grouper makes hazy, cobweb-delicate music, a woozy haunted house of dusty pop structures and mournful lullabies. Built from shambling guitarwork, broken-music-box melodies and ghostly, mournful vocals, the songs are blanketed in a gloom of reverb, all shadow-lurking melody and suffocated beauty.

New Museum curator
Artists
Copyright
Courtesy the Artist and New Museum
Identifier
6833