DOWNLOAD: Highlife - F Kenya Rip
Some things to untangle here. Highlife is captained solely by Sleepy Doug Shaw, also of NYC folk wizards White Magic, though here and elsewhere on Hightlife's debut EP, Best Bless, he is joined by White Magic pal Mira Billotte. As its name implies, the newish project is partially informed by African guitar music, "F Kenya Rip" in particular by the F Kenya Guitar Band's "Madame Zehae Ala," which translates roughly to "Just As I Am". Confused? Needn't be. This music is so ridiculously, insanely pleasant, with or without the necessary context. Sun peeking through palm leaves while you wrap yourself in a hammock pleasant. Best Bless is out September 28 via The Social Registry.