JUICYFRUIT TOUR (Fall 2019)
High Pulp’s embarks this November on their fall West Coast Tour - The JUICYFRUIT TOUR - making their debut appearances in Los Angeles and Oakland. The band’s Thursday 11/7 night bill at The Mint (Los Angeles, CA) is not to miss, with local heavy-hitters Echo Pearl Varsity and Coco Columbia joining on the bill. The same can be said for their 11/3 show at the Ivy Room (Oakland, CA) with the phenoms SLUGish Ensemble, led by the internationally-acclaimed saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Steve Lugerner.
For this tour, the band will be joined by bassist Kaeli Earle (pictured right), a Bellingham native and leader of the jazz-funk-trio Triple Mood. No surprises here: High Pulp takes the collective approach and embraces new musicians as an opportunity to explore new possibilities with their compositions. With this shift in line-up, one can also anticipate a shift in High Pulp’s live sound that gives the band a brand-new edginess to their canvas and offers the audience a unique twist on High Pulp’s vintage sound.
“Midnight Bistro” is a characteristically funky instrumental that begins with a whoosh of synths and some percolating rhythm guitar. Things lean into slickness before they get goosed by wiggly synthesizers that wouldn’t feel out of place on an old Ohio Players record. Then jazz horns pipe in, lending velour warmth to the mix. It’s like the great lost theme song to some ‘70s private eye show, right down to its compact two-and-a-half minute running time.
- Artist Home (full article here)
"Broken Little Dolls" feat. Shaina Shepherd
“Broken Little Dolls" (feat. Shaina Shepherd) is released!
This track is the first single to debut off the EP Light Fix. Whereas High Pulp is typically an instrumental group, this release embraces the voice as an instrument, putting it front and center in collaboration with other local Seattle artists.
“‘Broken Little Dolls’ is intentionally broken yet functional. It's about the seduction of power and the promise that if you follow steps xyz you will find happiness. I've found that happiness comes from following your heart rather than your head and letting intuition lead you toward destiny. It was so much fun collaborating with High Pulp as we explored this concept.”
Light Fix - An Upcoming EP by High Pulp
Light Fix is an EP by High Pulp slated to release this Fall. It was written and recorded in collaboration with local Seattle artists & vocalists Shaina Shepherd, Falon Sierra and Jusmoni.
In keeping with the collaborative philosophy at the core of the High Pulp concept, each vocalist was sent a handful of raw, iPhone quality ideas. From there a dialog developed, and the tunes emerged from that spark of inspiration.
About High Pulp
High Pulp is an instrumental, Seattle-based collective.
DO NOT CONSUME. IT WILL MAKE YOU SICK.
"A couple of listens to their 2018 album Bad Juice will convince you they’re one of the most interesting acts in town."
Dave Segal - The Stranger
"High Pulp answers the new millennium’s post-trip-hop, -indie, -ambient, -drum & bass, etc. contemporary with vinyl sharp grooves, macramé arrangements, and session-level instrumentation"
- Earshot Jazz
“There just aren’t many bands making music like this right now”
- What’s Up! Magazine