The High Violets
Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Ethereal shoegazer rock
Most recent release, Heroes and Halos (2016)
The High Violets site
A little like Rose Chronicles, Chimera, Sully, 7=49-era The Moon Seven Times
This is dreamy, atmospheric, but with a lively beat and guitar work. Kaitlyn ni Donovan's gorgeous voice floats over it all, as occasionally does Clint Sargent's, and sometimes both. It seems pretty indie-ecto.
Comments about live performance:
It's been maybe three years since I heard about the Portland band The High Violets, and I finally got to see them on Friday here in Eugene.
Recommended first album:
Either. 44 Down is more dreamy, to where you are is more pop/rock
Highly recommended for fans of dreamy, crunchy pop/rock
Clint Sargent—guitar, vocals
We have their debut disc and like it quite a lot. It hasn't had quite the same impact on me as Kaitlyn ni Donovan's solo work, but it is a different kind of music. Dreamy and crunchy at the same time. Atmospheric, but with a driving beat and a flowing energy. (Neile)
to where you are
Clint Sargent—guitars, bass, keyboards, backing vocals
Tony Lash, Mike Valentine—additional drums and percussion
Tony Lash and Jeff Saltzman
I find myself more taken by the more recent release To Where You Are, which is catchier and more energetic than 44 down and so has occupied more of my listening time. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2010—Comet Rock Records
Clint Sargent—guitars, vocals, keyboards, piano
Tony Lash—drums, additional guitars
Tony Lash, Jeff Stuart Saltzman, Justin Thorpe, Clint Sargent and Kaitlyn ni Donovan
In line with their previous albums, and just as good. (JoAnn Whetsell)
Thanks for JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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