Quirky 60’s garage rock is reimagined from the nose of a surfboard, making High Waisted feel like a psychedelic lullaby. High Wasted is NYC-based surf rock, with notable pop sensibility, feminist ideals and an affliction for rock and roll. They’ve been called NME’s “Buzz Band to Watch,” and have been declared “The Ultimate Party Band” by GQ. The band has received praise from the likes of Consequence of Sound, Noisey and Paste. High Waisted released an interactive 360 degree music video for their track “Hey Hey” in collaboration with Refinery29, performed a live sessions at Nylon and Paste. The group spent most of 2016 and 2017 touring the country, playing both Riot Fest in Chicago and Denver as well as supporting acts like Brazilian Girls, Shannon and the Clams, Kitten, Titus Andronicus, The Donkeys, Har Mar Superstar, The Coathangers, Jessica Hernandez, La Sera, Diarrhea Planet and La Luz. High Waisted were declared one of the buzziest bands at SXSW 2018 and 2019. They did extensive touring to support a split 7” (Little Dickman Records) which debuted on Billboard, followed by a music video premiere on UPROXX.
Jessica Louise Dye’s powerful voice meshes with her eclectic mix of infectious guitar melodies. Joined by Jono Bernstein’s vintage drum vibes, they create modern day anthems full of insightful hopes. High Waisted bring empowerment, feminine inspiration, and raucous rock ‘n’ roll to every stage with an unforgettable live show. Despite being badly injured in a car accident while biking in NYC last summer, Dye and High Waisted have kept busy with a Nylon feature, a record store day release on a compilation with Bikini Kill, Lenny Kaye, and Atmosphere, wrote a song for NPR’s More Perfect with a feature on their podcast, were featured by SXSW, completed a headline show at the Hard Rock Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip for SBTV,wrapped their 5th and final sold out High Waisted at Sea (completely self organized) and debuted four music videos on Left Bank Mag. High Waisted returned to the road in the fall of 2019 in anticipation of the release of the 4th edition in their cassette series, The Acid Tapes Vol 4. which debuted on BTR Today.
The group’s sophomore record is ready for the world to hear, produced by Tad Kubler (The Hold Steady) and mixed by Arun Bali (Saves The Day). Sick of Saying Sorry is an unapologetic record about finding hope in a hopeless situation and the strength to get up when the world is screaming at you to stay down.
“The band has never sounded more confidant.” - Billboard “The band’s mastery of 50s era vocals and classic surf guitar will have you dancing in your chair while considering buying tickets to Hawaii.” - Noisey “Fronted by Jessica Louise Dye, this four-piece emits nothing but lo-fi vibes.” - Nylon “a party unto itself, complete with scuzzy bass, bright vocal harmonies, and enough reverb to fill a decently sized punch bowl.” - Consequence of Sound
“Frontwoman Jess Dye and the band are also noted for bringing the lower Manhattan lifestyle to full fruition on stage and in their videos. - Impose Magazine “[Lead singer Jessica Louise] Dye sings with an ease that disguises how technically demanding the parts are. Translation: girl can sing, and she does.” - Brooklyn Vegan “Their whirlwind energy gets channeled into creating a boisterous atmosphere just as much as into the music.” - GQ
“[Jessica Louise Dye is] magnetic enough to make you need to be her best friend immediately, and she'll keep you hooked with her vintage-leaning style, her musical insight, and debaucherous stories of life on the road with her band, High Waisted.” - Racked "High Waisted is primed and ready to take on the world, one surf anthem at a time." - Paste “Somehow, they’ve managed to balance organic, unfiltered energy with the finesse necessary to craft lush and dreamy soundscapes that make you want to both chill and get up to dance and freak out – which is quite a feat.” - Alt Citizen