The High Violets

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The High Violets
Origin Portland, Oregon, United States
Genres Shoegazer
Dream pop
Alternative rock
Years active 1998–present
Labels Saint Marie Records
Comet Rock Records
Reverb Records
Associated acts the Bella Low, Echoplex, Kaitlyn Ni Donovan, Starry Saints, Satin Chaps
Website thehighviolets.com
Members Kaitlyn Ni Donovan - vocals, guitar
Clint Sargent - lead guitar, vocals
Colin Sheridan - bass guitar
Luke Strahota - drums
Past members Violet Bianca Grace (vocals, bass)
Allen Davis (bass)
Aaron Overstreet (bass)

The High Violets are an American dream pop band from Portland, Oregon.

History[edit]

The High Violets were formed in late 1998[1] after the breakup of Portland band The Bella Low[2] by former members Clint Sargent, Luke Strahota and Violet Bianca Grace. This lineup was short-lived however as Grace left after a few gigs. Sargent and Strahota then joined forces with Allen Davis of Echoplex. Soon after Sargent recruited Kaitlyn Ni Donovan to complete the line up. After self-releasing an EP entitled Dream Away, they signed to Irish label Reverb Records and released 44 Down in 2002.[3] Four years later, they followed up with the critically acclaimed To Where You Are, also on Reverb.[4][5][6] The group also performed at SXSW in 2006.[7] In 2007, they performed at NXNE and released a remix album, Satellite Remixes, which featured Ulrich Schnauss and Carmen Rizzo among others.[8] Although the band is currently on hiatus from touring and live performances they have been active in the studio. Their fourth full length album Cinema was released in 2010.[9]

Discography[edit]

  • Dream Away EP (Self Released 1999)
  • 44 Down (Reverb Records, 2002)
  • To Where You Are (Reverb, 2006)
  • Satellite Remixes (Reverb, 2007)
  • Cinema (Comet Rock, 2010)

Compilations[edit]

Song Appearances in Media[edit]

The High Violets songs have been featured in various television shows, including:

The High Violets song Chinese Letter Remix (Ulrich Schnauss remix) was featured in the film and film soundtrack Water Wings[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The High Violets Set Sights on the Stars. The Portland Tribune, April 19, 2002. Accessed November 9, 2007.
  2. ^ The High Violets at Allmusic.com
  3. ^ Review of 44 Down. Pop Matters, August 15, 2002. Accessed November 9, 2007.
  4. ^ Weekly Picks, San Francisco Bay Guardian, April 18–24, 2007. Accessed November 9, 2007.
  5. ^ Review of To Where You Are. Spacelab. Accessed November 9, 2007.
  6. ^ Review of To Where You Are. Urb Magazine. Accessed November 9, 2007.
  7. ^ "Review of ''To Where You Are''". Evilsponge.org. 2006-01-31. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  8. ^ Forkcast. Pitchfork Media, September 25, 2007. Accessed November 9, 2007.
  9. ^ "Review - CINEMA - HIGH VIOLETS, THE - - Comet Rock". Whisperinandhollerin.com. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  10. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1451438/soundtrack