Hi Red Center
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Hi Red Center


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"Hi Red Center should make more music, and more music should sound
like Hi Red Center's." -Prefix - Prefixmag

"Indie workshop"

"Impossible to classify...mixing their influences effortlessly and
effectively into a new music for the future..." -indieworkshop - Indie Workshop

"Fake Jazz"

"[Hi Red Center]'s bastardized, lop-sided grooves became
infectious; off-pitch vocals melded with free jazz horns to somehow
become perfectly in tune; the halves of the band playing two different
songs regrew their corpus callosum and were one. All in all, it was a
rad experience. -fakejazz - Fake Jazz

"Drowned In Sound"

...if you value creativity over commercialism, bend your ears the
way of [Hi Red Center's] Architectural Failures post haste." -drowned
in sound - Drowned In Sound


"Hi Red Center has found a nice balance of pop and noise, but
they're not particularly close to either pole. That's to their
credit." - C. Wilmoth, dusted ezine


Hi Red Center (EP), 2003
Architectural Failures (LP), 2005



Formed in August 2003, Hi Red Center are an endearingly odd and distorted version of a familiar instrumental quartet. Consider a drummer who swings efforlessly between lurching off-time rhythms and anthemic beats, a drummer/vibraphone/electronic/synth player who adds everything from burbling noise to contagious melodies, a bassist who lays down the frenzied punch of post-punk with the melodic dexterity of krautrock, and a guitarist that creates a rich textural fuzz that makes it rock.

They layer melody upon melody, and top it all off with vocal harmonies reminiscent of an asymmetrical barbershop quartet. Their music is a dizzying mix of rhythmic smashes, noisy harmonies, and cultural innuendo that adds up to graceful, sculpture-like songs. Hi Red Center makes music for folks who like to sing, for people who like to dance, and for everyone who likes their songs thoroughly mixed and mashed!