Thursday, May 7, 2015

In-Studio Performance: Tall Heights

Local boys, Tall Heights, stopped by the studio on April 25th to chat with Dave about their currently unnamed forthcoming album. The duo, Paul Wright and Tim Harrington--both currently sporting ponytails--grew up together in Sturbridge, Massachusetts and in 2008  began busking, playing covers in Faneuil Hall.

Wright is a classically trained cellist, playing his grandmother's cello. She passed away when he was just 5 years old. He first tried to play her cello at the age of 8, but found that the instrument was too big for him, "I grew into it in high school". Now he runs the cello with reverbs which, he says, allows him to "play with more colors". Harrington on guitar stated that they both have memories of writing poetry when they were small children and that that now influences their songwriting. They have also been known to lock themselves in cabins for twenty-four hours and refusing to leave until they've written songs.

While in-studio they played four songs including "Spirit Cold" for which a video was just released. They also performed "Back To Autumn" was written for Wright's grandfather and Harrington's grandmother. Wright's grandfather, a classical pianist, passed away at the age of 100, and Harrington's grandmother passed away exactly one year and one day later.

The new album was recorded in the home studio in the spare room in Harrington's apartment in Somerville and will be pressed to vinyl  and will also be available digitally. It will not be released on CD, however, because as Harrington says "CDs are a completely locked box that [people] don't have the key to," they believe that CDs are no longer accessible to people. More information can be found at

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