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North Highlands - Benefits

North Highlands - Benefits

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Published:
Aug 09, 2011
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Sounds like: Metric, Twin Sister, Feist
Why do we like this?

Make way for Brooklyn's North Highlands and their ever-so-entrancing classic indie pop creations. Lead singer Brenda Malvini's voice is a softer reminiscence of Metric's Emily Haines. If this song is just a snippet of what's to come from their LP Wild One (due out in September) then they really should release another single just to tide us over.

This band totally understands the necessary elements needed to execute a classically enveloped indie rock/pop song. Slightly repetitive yet interchanging between dreamy, to progressive, to rock. Brenda Malvini's voice is like a snake slithering every which way through the dynamics of instrumentals throughout the song.

The beginning of the song is somber and solemn, then the beat slowly picks up. Before you know it. you're hearing intricate electric guitar, upbeat drums, and beautiful harmonies. Halfway through, they take it back down a few notches for a tasteful, ethereal breakdown. It's as if the song starts out interpreting a struggle and ends with a triumph.

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for their LP Wild One in September. I wouldn't sleep on this band for too long, they're definitely onto something.

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