HIGLEY: Self-titled: LP

Nov 22, 2017

Bands like Higley went over my head as a teen. I could hear the heart behind bands like ALL, but gravitated to the sugary anger and fart jokes of Descendents. But hit that early twenties stride and you start wishing you had been to one to figure out writing and playing pop with the depth and passion that related to becoming an adult as well as ALL did then and Higley do now. Over an eight year process, we’re lucky that Kevin Carl stayed the course, enlisting multiple bassists, drummers (including Bill Stevenson), and waiting until the last minute to find the perfect vocalist in James from River City High. Love songs for folks with mortgages. Just perfect. –Matt Seward (Wallride, wallriderecords.com)