Just Plain Good

Neat Tracks / High Highs “Horses”

By Amanda DK

When I first caught the High Highs at SXSW 2011, I wasn’t sure what to make of them. Their music is the accompaniment of a chilly winter evening.  It doesn’t reach out for connection, in fact, the haunting, distant vocals and melancholy lyrics seem to push the listener away. This sacred stillness, however, is what makes the High Highs so utterly compelling.

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Neat Tracks / NewVillager “Lighthouse”

By Amanda DK

It’s not often that a music video grabs my attention. And by that I mean it’s not often I actually make an effort to watch music videos. I’m not even sure why I watched the video for “Lighthouse” – likely something to do with shiny objects or pretty colors. And boy does this video have both.

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