Small Plates alums High Highs have had a crazy year, releasing their debut LP Open Season through Elton Friggin’ John’s UK label Rocket Music, touring with Vampire Weekend, some excellent TV / film placements. And now they go and win the Internet this week with this incredible cover of Drive-soundtrack staple “A Real Hero” by College / Electric Youth. It’s really just about perfect:
Does it underscore how unapologetically amazing the original is, or how brilliant Oli Chang and Jack Milas can be at times in their pursuit to create music like this? Both probably. I’ve had this since last week so it’s already locked its roots deep into my pleasure centric muscle memories (y’know, brain stuff), but go ahead and tell me this isn’t the one of the best things you’ve heard this week.
Open Season is available on iTunes.
For the vinyl inclined, High Highs’ debut EP is still available at the Small Plates store »