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Thursday, April 02, 2009

A Million Miles Will Present Themselves

...with so much going on in Dayton these days, we somehow missed catching Detroit trio The High Strung at Canal Street Tavern a few weeks back. While this may seem trivial, THS are a band you need to see live. Often averaging 200-300 dates a year which eventually resulted a few years back with their van being left on the steps of the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame (with a gold plaque no less), but more recently with a series of touring in public libraries across the country, The High Strung have rather secretly been one of the hardest working bands in the country for quite some time. On their new album, Ode to the Inverse of the Dude (out on Park the Van April 24), prove they can also throw down in the studio. Harnessing all the passion of their stage persona and dressing it up with lush strings and horns and sonics bristling right into the red, this album is just begging for a proper vinyl spin. Be warned, any one of these songs stands to find itself on repeat for days and weeks on end. With juxtapositions of adolescent exuberance against adult expectations, OTTIOTD allows for simultaneous reflection and rejoicing. Filled with symphonic indie pop, soulful strides, and understated anthemic flourishes, The High Strung continue to be one of the best-kept secrets in rock n' roll...

MP3: The High Strung "Real Stone"
MP3: The High Strung "The Lifestyle That Got Away"

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