Touring Sept '16 with Enola Fall...
deep EP out worldwide 09/20
LINCOLN HALL / CHICAGO
THURSDAY DEC 1, 2016
Opening for We Are Scientists
9pm doors | 18+
“deep,” the sophomore EP release from Minneapolis-based band highchair kings unifies the distinctive 90s sound from The Lyndales’ founder Trevor Lettman with punk rock guitarist Rob Wales, formerly of Fek, to extend the band’s sound while digging deeper into the heart of Lettman’s songwriting. The six-song EP will be released worldwide on September 24, 2016, with the first single “Orlando” available September 2.
Taking no time off - “deep” is being released only three months after the band’s initial self-titled EP. In complete contrast to their debut which took nearly five years to release, highchair kings worked on a tight schedule with engineer Tony Williamette and long distance with executive producer José Ayerve of the bands Spouse and A Severe Joy. Not only did Ayerve lend his guidance to the project, he ended up playing bass on the track “Wasted” – recording his part from his home in Ecuador.
highchair kings will support the release of “deep” with a fall tour which will kick off with a release party Saturday, September 24, at Icehouse in Minneapolis. The show will also serve as a sendoff for the band who will be touring with the Australian-based group Enola Fall. The fall tour will be capped off on December 1 by a Lincoln Hall performance in Chicago where they will be opening for We Are Scientists.
In 2015 Noisetrade featured highchair kings’ initial three-song EP sampler, which led to over 600 downloads in 48 hours and helped the band build a solid online following. Since 2014 highchair kings’ bike-themed anthem “Crush Gravel” has been played over 2400 times on Soundcloud and featured on podcasts around the globe.
In July, highchair kings released a performance video for “Soundtrack”, filmed and edited by Matt Eckholm, which can be viewed on their website. The video was shot at the Nomad World Pub and on Minneapolis bike paths.