It’s difficult to pin down High Pulp. In just a few short years of existence, this instrumental band has dabbled in everything from avant-garde jazz to beat-driven R&B to psychedelic synthesizer-heavy electronica.
High Pulp recently joined the ANTI- Records family and their first release with the label debuted this past fall (September 2021). It’s a stand-alone single titled“Motel Money” that features deep-in-the-pocket drums, lush synth textures, cinematic horns, and the trumpet stylings of featured guest artist Takuya Kuroda.
Their new full album Pursuit of Ends, due out in Spring '22 on Anti features heavyweights Brandee Younger, Theo Croker and Jaleel Shaw.
“Hosono and Cornelius and Panda Bear had a love child and his name was Jared Mattson” is what new touring bandmate and collaborator Tony Peppers said of Jared Mattson’s demo tapes for his forthcoming 2022 solo release, Peanut. As the pandemic wrecking ball drama loomed over the music industry, amidst the covid lockdowns and consumed jaunt as a twin assemblage Mattson 2, Jared took to developing his own solo compositions in his casita in the hills of San Diego with drum machines, synths, a P-Bass, and his Stratocaster inspired by the newfound domestic solitude and necessity to keep busy at his work in order to stay alive. What resulted is a tape saturated, bizarre blend of psychedelic guitar, reggae induced city pop.