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
Members Jim Guthrie
Nicholas Thorburn
Evan Gordon
Geordie Gordon
Aaron Harris

Human Highway is a Canadian indie rock band formed in 2008 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The band's name is a reference to the Neil Young song "Human Highway" as suggested by founding member Nicholas Thorburn after attending a Neil Young concert.[1]


The band started while Jim Guthrie was on tour with Islands, and Thorburn asked him for help with a song called "My Beach".[2] Their style is influenced by 1960s and 1970s AM radio pop music — Guthrie has cited The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and The Kinks as influences on the band's sound.[2]

The duo's debut album, Moody Motorcycle,[3] was released on August 19, 2008 on Secret City Records in Canada and Suicide Squeeze Records in the United States. The album was recorded at Guthrie's apartment in just one week.[4]


Human Highway consists of singer-songwriter Jim Guthrie and Nicholas Thorburn of the band Islands. Guthrie is continuing to work on his next solo album, and Thorburn continues as a member of Islands. However, both have suggested that they may work together again as Human Highway.[5]


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  1. ^ 10 Questions w/ Human Highway's Jim Guthrie (18 August 2008). Greg Meister. Retrieved on 27 December 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Moody Motorcycle Rides Along Human Highway",, April 23, 2008.
  3. ^ Whibbs, Chris."Human Highway Detour", Exclaim!, September 2008 .
  4. ^ "Jim Guthrie Reunites With Islands' Nick Thorburn On Human Highway",, April 9, 2008.
  5. ^ The R3-30, CBC Radio 3, October 23, 2008.

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