High Pop are the brain-child of Sean Posila and Jordan Caulfield, who originally met at the same all-boy Catholic high school in Connecticut and bonded over punk bands like The Clash. Most recently, artists Daniel George and Alexander Goosmann joined the group, providing aid with writing and live performances. Now, living all over the Northeast, the band has sprouted scenes everywhere- from Boston to Brooklyn and in between. High Pop calls themselves a fuzzy, degenerated “pretend pop” experience, hyperactively exploiting many genres at once.
High Pop channels punk, brit-invasion, freak-folk and a whole mess of other genres. The band's recordings manage to find intricacy in their quality and mix, despite being Lo-Fi. High Pop impresses audiences by how they manage to work their medium. They clearly know what their equipment is capable of and play to the strengths of it. These guys have a real Ty Segal thing going on with their vocals occasionally blowing out all other instrumentation on their recordings. The results are exciting.
Hip Hip Hooray is High Pop’s most recent home recorded adventure and first long player, completed in just short of a summer month in a slew of obsessive and all-night writing and recording sessions with one microphone. The sounds experiment with garage, punk, pop, indie, and new wave and discuss being young, being worried, and love.
"Occasionally, garage-rock dervish Ty Segall's voice gets a fey, helium-balloon edge to it, like he's a grinning pre-sexual schoolchild that's just learned a dirty limerick; High Pop's Sean Posila adopts this voice and sings in it all the time, a decision that makes even more intuitive sense when you learn that it's core members, Sean Posila and Jordan Caulfield, met and bonded at an all-boys Catholic school. "Loner", a winsome, wobbly indie pop song, has a certain schoolboy-innocent naughtiness, which you can detect both in the sweetly yearning vocal melody and in the small, deliberate mess of criss-crossing fuzz guitars beneath it."
High Pop - Loner by ObscureMeRecords
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