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2 Much Love for 1 Woman.
A simple misspelling changes everything. With a questionable song title that doesnt fail to raise eyebrows, The High Court avoid beating around the bush. They tackle the issue in all its forbidden glory: a good old-fashioned mnage-a-trois. Exploits aside, the band have not been swept away in the glitz of sex and drugs (The HIGH Court. THC. So, maybe they smoke a little pot.). Rock and roll, on the other hand, is another story entirely. Puppet Strings, the bands debut release from I Surrender Records, boasts a unique vision and an impressive repertoire of songs that range from the dancefloor anthems to black-light psychedelia.
But first, how it started: Guitarist Lou Cuello, drummer Denny Carvell, and bassist Kyle Shell Shellhammer decided to return to their rock roots after touring together in a variety of metal bands. Without a singer or a rhythm guitarist, the three sought out an unconventional last resort in the form of an advertisement on Craigslist. The response? One message from JB that simply stated, Ill sing my ass off. The band now had a singer, and when JB brought guitarist Mike Matranga along, The High Court were complete.
In a living room in Atco, New Jersey, it only took one rehearsal to know they had formed something huge. Regardless of their various music backgrounds, The High Court had a shared goal in mind: creating the music they loved and bringing their fans along for the ride.
"If you come out to a show, talk to us. If you have a party, we want to go," one member states. The High Court take the road few dare to travel with a refusal to separate themselves from their fanbase. In following their own dream, The High Court are unselfishly set on making a connection with their audiences. "We want people to clap, dance, shout, and just have a good time. We only want you to come if you are going to enjoy yourself," they add.
Itll be one hell of a party when the band hits the Vans Warped Tour this summer, and they plan on making their message loud and clear. There are tracks on Puppet Strings that shamelessly call out those who dared scorn them. Ex-friends and ex-lovers, The High Court doesnt bother with subtlety. JB describes it, "No metaphors, just things worth talking about." You cant mistake their persuasive charm or the swagger in their step. Theyre confident and brash, and they make no apologies. From their style to their personalities, even the bands conception, The High Court brings something new to the table that few have seen before.
07/24/07 marks the release of Puppet Strings, twelve hard-hitting songs that, according to Mike, are going to stick in your head for the remainder of this decade. With their cutting lyrics, riffing guitar solos, and an irresistible personality, it would be hard to find a flaw in The High Courts brand of rock. They present a package deal and on top of everything else, they have a keen eye for business. The High Court understands the cutthroat nature of todays music industry and describe it succinctly:
May the best asshole win.