“How Could You Know” is a good title here, like how could you know that this breezy, shimmering, post-Shins sound comes not from some crew of bird t-shirted and bearded northwesterners but from a Brooklyn band, one that actually originates from Australia. No matter the locale, the mood and movement from this High Highs‘ song is well grounded in its lovely jangle, a misty vibe that harkens back to their homeland’s classic alt-rock heroes, the Church.
In the attendant video, a dejected lad tries his best to sing the song at a karaoke bar, the cheeky beach-strolling scenes of the karaoke video slowly become genuinely lovely as the song subtly soars higher, just as the karaoke video sunset keeps setting. Nice contrast, nice clip.
“How Could You Know” comes from High Highs’ second album, Cascades, out now via PIAS. Check out the video and the band’s breif east coast tour schedule, below.
Tour Dates for High Highs:
03/29 – Toronto, ON – The Drake
03/30 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
03/31 – Burlington, VT – Signal Kitchen
04/02 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
04/06 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
04/07 – Washington, DC – Black Cat Backstage
04/09 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade