At the close of our Room 205 shoot with High Places' Rob Barber and Mary Pearson they were kind enough to stand around in the rain for a short interview. Herein you'll learn about the creative process that went into making the band's latest album High Places vs. Mankind (Thrill Jockey), as well as gain insight into Rob's undying love for east coast hardcore.

BIO
High Places began as an experiment in collaboration: two people with diverse artistic backgrounds coming together to merge their skills and aesthetic tastes. Rob Barber grew up listening to punk and hardcore, and Mary Pearson studied bassoon performance, but both gravitated toward a DIY compositional style and a love of layers. High Places' songs contain a fascinating range of aural layers: bells and bird calls over a wash of ocean waves; mallets hitting mixing bowls over treated guitar and glockenspiel; Mary's reflective vocals over Rob's homemade beats. The result is an imaginative and spacious amalgam of sounds that is as immediate as it is refreshing.

COMPONENTS

Video
• YouTube: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC4EEUwd7e4kYsSY8n8HzG6ixrFpKv40m
• Vimeo: vimeo.com/album/2230432

Photos
• Flickr: flic.kr/s/aHsjtMC5pX

Music
• SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/goincase/sets/high-places-at-room-205

CREDITS

Executive Producer
• Incase: goincase.com

Producer
• Arlie Carstens: disastercasual.typepad.com

Director
• Otto Arsenault: ottoarsenault.com

Set Designer
• Sophia Rubio: nothingisbeautifulanymore.com

Audio Engineer
• Butchy Fuego: twitter.com/butchyfuego

Camera
• Jon Barlow: vimeo.com/jonbarlow
• Sophia Rubio: nothingisbeautifulanymore.com
• Otto Arsenault: ottoarsenault.com

Editor
• Otto Arsenault: ottoarsenault.com

Art Department
• Lauren Barlow
• Melissa Huddleston

Gaffer
• Frits Dejong: imdb.com/name/nm0208997

Photos
• Arlie Carstens: disastercasual.typepad.com

Performing Artist
• High Places: hellohighplaces.blogspot.com

Label
• Thrill Jockey: thrilljockey.com

Room 205 Theme Song
• Cora Foxx: theheapsf.com

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