Human Highway (band)

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Human Highway
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Indie rock
Years active 2008–present
Labels Secret City, Suicide Squeeze
Associated acts Islands
Website www.myspace.com/humanhighway
Members Jim Guthrie
Nicholas Thorburn
Evan Gordon
Geordie Gordon
Aaron Harris

Human Highway is a Canadian indie rock band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, composed of singer-songwriter Jim Guthrie and Nicholas Thorburn of the band Islands.[1] Their style is influenced by 1960s and 1970s AM radio pop music.[2][3]

History[edit]

The band started in the early 2000s;[4] the pair had previously worked together in the band Islands, and Thorburn asked Guthrie for help with a song called "My Beach".[5] The band's name is a reference to the Neil Young song "Human Highway".[6][4]

The duo's debut album, Moody Motorcycle,[7] was released in August, 2008 on Secret City Records in Canada and Suicide Squeeze Records in the United States.[8] Islands members Evan Gordon, Geordie Gordon and Aaron Harris were recruited to fill out the band. Reviews of the album were fairly positive.[9][8][1]

Up to that time Human Highway was strictly a recording project; the band began playing live support of the album, performing in New York[10] as well as four live shows in Ontario and Quebec[11] and took part in Canada Music Week in March.[12] They released a video to accompany their song "The Sound". before going on tour.[13]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Human Highway (Nick Thorburn and Jim Guthrie) Moody Motorcycle". Tiny Mixtapes, 2008 By Josh Constine
  2. ^ "Human Highway Moody Motorcycle". Wilson McBee, Slant, August 27, 2008
  3. ^ "Human Highway Moody Motorcycle". Pop Matters, Matthew Fiander 9 September 2008
  4. ^ a b "Human Highway" Archived 2009-05-04 at the Wayback Machine.. AllMusic, Biography by Margaret Reges
  5. ^ "Moody Motorcycle Rides Along Human Highway", chartattack.com, April 23, 2008.
  6. ^ 10 Questions w/ Human Highway's Jim Guthrie (18 August 2008). Greg Meister. Retrieved on 27 December 2008.
  7. ^ Whibbs, Chris."Human Highway Detour", Exclaim!, September 2008 .
  8. ^ a b "The Music Box". North Adams Transcript via Newspaper Archives. September 26, 2008 - Page 12
  9. ^ "Pick of the Week Human Highway" Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont. Rayner, Ben, Aug 19, 2008 Page L.10
  10. ^ " Human Highway Play First-Ever Live Show". Spin, Larry Fitzmaurice // September 16, 2008
  11. ^ "Human Highway Plot North American Tour". Chart Attack - Jan 7, 2009
  12. ^ "CMW 2009: Friday night round-up - Dreamy Scream, fab Furs". The Buzz, CBC, March 14, 2009, by Sarah Liss
  13. ^ "New Video: Human Highway Get Deconstructed". Spin, William Goodman // February 26, 2009

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