HIGHS are set to embark on a national tour this summer that will see them play several festivals, including NXNE Port Lands Stage with Born Ruffians and Land of Talk, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Riverfest Elora, Dawson City Music Festival, and more. See full dates below.
Prior to the tour, and coinciding with the release of HIGHS’ first full-length album Dazzle Camouflage, the band teamed up with 11 Toronto-based visual artists to create a curated lyric book zine. Produced alongside independent publisher Lillian Boy Press, the Dazzle Camouflage Zine brings a visual component to each song seen through the eyes of artists that both the band and publisher admire.
The aesthetic of the zine was inspired in part by the work of Dazzle Camouflage‘s cover artist Balint Zsako, and by the themes explored throughout the album. Contributing artists to the project include Leeor Wild, Lauren Pirie, and Allison Morris, amongst others! Both the zine and the album conjure up feelings of warmth, personal perception, and discomfort. The zine is meant not only to accompany the music, but to reflect on interpretation versus intent. Many of the images are in stark contrast to the intention behind the songs, however the zine aims to value the listener’s interpretation of the lyrics. The lyric book will be available for purchase this summer at the band’s merch table and online.
TOUR DATES June 03 @ Esplanade Financiere Sun Life du Parc Olympique, MONTREAL, QC June 18 @ NXNE Port Lands, TORONTO, ON June 24 @ TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, OTTAWA, ON June 25 @ KOI Music Festival, KITCHENER, ON July 13 @ The Handsome Daughter, WINNIPEG, MB July 15 @ Amigos Cantina, SASKATOON, SK July 16 @ The Brixx Bar & Grill, EDMONTON, AB July 17 @ Broken City, CALGARY, AB July 19 @ The Biltmore Cabaret, VANCOUVER, BC July 22 & 23 @ Dawson City Music Festival, DAWSON, YT August 12 @ Rock The Coliseum, MISSISSAUGA, ON August 19 @ Riverfest, ELORA, ON