Daniel Higgs

This is an archive item from Supersonic 2018

“Growing up, Lungfish was one of the most important bands in my musical cosmology: The Dischord crew that tapped into something incantatory with a questing, spiritual, and (most importantly) punk poetry via an awesome, raga-like minimalism that Higgs has followed into his excellent solo material”– Stereogum

Daniel Higgs is a musician and artist from Baltimore, Maryland. His artistic output – spanning three decades, numerous albums, books of poetry and collections of drawings – simply defies classification. Known primarily for his work as the sole lyricist and frontman of the band Lungfish, Higgs has released a number of solo outings that are worlds away from the hypnotic, communal rock of his band, weaving meditative, casually ruptured drones using acoustic and electric guitar, upright pianos, banjo and jew’s harp. As if this conjuring of sound weren’t enough he pairs his music with a series of paintings that call to mind religious iconography, passed through the disfiguring surrealism of Miro.

Higgs’s artistry has wedded music and visual art into a singular being, intended to be encountered as a conjuring force. In his relentless pursuit of the indivisible, Higgs births a new transubstantiation experience of sound and image onto the Supersonic stage this summer.

“The pleasure of following Higgs…lies more in where he takes you than how he gets you there.”– Pitchfork