Tall Heights Blend Gorgeous Harmonies And Lyrical Depth With Electronic Enhancements On New EP Holding On, Holding Out, Out October 9
“Tall Heights employ a collection of acoustic guitar, cello, and electronic drums, reminiscent of contemporary indie folk giants like Justin Vernon and Fleet Foxes.” -XPN
Americana Music Festival Appearance, Coast-To-Coast U.S. Tour With Shook Twins This Fall
July 29, 2015 – Tall Heights “spearhead a rising Boston scene” (Boston Herald) alongside Darlingside and the Ballroom Thieves, and they’ll take their captivating sound to a wider audience with the release of their new EP Holding on, Holding Out on October 9. The EP is stunning, taking the gorgeous harmonies and lyrical depth of their previous releases and adding subtle enhancement of synths and electronics to give the new songs a progressive edge. It’s as if someone mashed up Sound of Silence, Wildewoman and For Emma, Forever Ago. The duo of Tim Harrington and Paul Wright will appear at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville in September, then head out on a coast-to-coast U.S. tour with Shook Twins, with more dates in the works.
“Spirit Cold” opens the EP, with soaring vocals and deft guitar and cello work eventually joined by synths and drums before exploding into the song’s final chorus. “Back to Autumn” has a pastoral yet poppy sound, an ode to Wright’s grandfather who passed away last year at 100 and whose cello Wright performs on. The EP’s title track rises to a mighty crescendo of a chorus, with Harrington and Wright’s vocals snaking around a nimble cello line and a steady drum beat.
Watch a dazzling live performance of “Spirit Cold” here.
Childhood friends, Harrington and Wright began Tall Heights by busking in Boston’s Faneuil Hall, playing over 100 days and making enough money to help fund their first EP. In 2013, the duo self-released their debut full-length album Man of Stone, taking the album to fans across the U.S., playing 300-plus shows in 2013 and 2014. Tall Heights have performed and toured with acts including The Wood Brothers, Wild Child, Laura Marling and Ben Sollee.
Tall Heights Fall U.S. Tour Dates
August 13 - Philadelphia Folk Festival (Schwenksville, PA)
September 11 + 12 - Sisters Folk Festival (Sisters, OR)
September 16 - Americana Music Festival (Nashville, TN)
September 17 - Americana Music Festival (Nashville, TN) - official showcase
September 18 - Americana Music Festival (Nashville, TN)
October 1 - Mercury Lounge (New York, NY)*
October 2 - Iron Horse Music Hall (Northhampton, MA)*
October 3 - Port City Music Hall (Portland, ME)*
October 4 - The Sinclair (Cambridge, MA)*
October 7 - MilkBoy Philly (Philadelphia, PA)*
October 8 - Jammin' Java (Vienna, VA)*
ctober 21 – The Ark (Ann Arbor, MI)
October 22 – Ignition Garage (Goshen, IN)
October 24 – Vox Concert Series (Marshfield, WI)
October 25 – Hideout (Chicago, IL)
October 27 – Aster Café (Minneapolis, MN)
October 28 – Bluestem (Ames, IA)
Nov 13 - oe's Alley (Santa Cruz, C)*
ov 14 - eo's Music Club (Oakland, C)*
ov 18 - opmonk Tavern (Sebastopol, C)*
ov 19 -umbolt Brews (Arcata, C)*
ov 20 - i-Fi Music Hall (Eugene, O)*
ov 21 - evolution Hall (Portland, O)*
* w/ Shook Twins
For more information on Tall Heights, please contact Rob Krauser at REK Room Media, firstname.lastname@example.org or 917.703.8361