Perhaps we’re late to the party on this one, but the gorgeous melodies of this Brooklyn folk-pop quintet’s debut EP have been stuck in my head way too much this week not to mention. Can’t say I hear the Tom Petty influence North Highlands listed on MySpace, but twee-friendly themes they cited alongside it (“Friends, Rooftops, Patios, Basements”) are endearingly at the forefront. I’d be hard-pressed to pinpoint a single genre weaving in and out of these tunes as singer Brenda Malvini’s sweet yet not saccharine voice carries you through their delicate arrangements with a slight dramatic tinge of jazz and wonderful hint of folky sincerity. Can’t wait to hear the LP they’re working on.
Give “Twin Peaks” a spin and watch their video for “Sugar Lips” below (half of the EP is available for free, as well):