There’s a great American tradition of New York being a welcoming port and FADER teamed up with Converse’s new Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn to further it. Once a month, we’ll be welcoming touring artists to the neighborhood with a visit to a local Brooklyn institution, as well as making time for an intimate performance. Catch that exclusive show, interview and MP3s right here.
The original video for High Places’ “Sonora” is very likely the craziest movie you’ll see this year. This is, of course, assuming you weren’t of the intestinal fortitude to endure The Human Centipede II, but for most of us, “Sonora” is that next level. Though the original treatment included a cameo from Clippers high-riser Blake Griffin, the final product is an extremely slick action sequence, a welcome surprise from the duo that have long held true to a DIY operating principle in both audio and visual endeavors. For the latest installment of Brooklyn Bound, we sat down with the FADER #56 cover stars at Williamsburg’s The Arm printing press, a location very near and dear to their hearts, to talk about the video as well as the history of their collaborations, before watching them perform another intimate set at Converse’s Rubber Tracks Studio. You can watch them perform “Sonora” above (Spoiler alert: Mary’s arm doesn’t swell up) and “Year Off” below and decide if their new Los Angeles digs have changed the way they groove. In the coming days, FADER will have an exclusive download from High Places’ Rubber Tracks set as well as an interview with the band recorded at The Arm.