Old pals who mine the fertile wells of the classic rock. The grooves are slow-burning and good-feeling. The playing is expert and soulful. There are layers of delicious melody tucked in every crevasse.
They've been around since '99 or '00 in some form or another, trolling Jersey, Long Island, or the 5 boroughs. They made their proper debut with their Dear Higgins. recorded in their Jersey kitchen, and it came out back in '06 on Maggadee.
Their newest record is called Straight A's, out now.
Serious Business has also issued Higgins' 2008 jam-tome of the gods Zs, a digital only odds and sods music-buffet Trust in Higgins Vol. 1 and a split 7" with Elephant 6 alum Andy From Denver.
Kevin Fish, Brian Kantor, Josh Kaufman, Billy Filo, Jordan Crowell and many others over the years.
"We can't figure out why Higgins hasn't caught on yet. The band's debut, Dear Higgins, is full of the kind of lush, Beatlesesque, pop that almost everyone likes." Time Out New York
"Higgins...use the influence of their “classic rock Dads” to wail on your ass up and down..." The Deli
"60s pop played to absolute perfection. Everything that made that music so universally appealing in the first place." Punknews.org
"Higgins is not just any local rock band. They are quite probably the finest pop craftsmen with Hudson County roots that we have seen in the last decade." Jersey City Independent
" Like Ringo Starr, Brian Kantor's solid, and charismatic, drumming provides the perfect accompaniment for Kevin Fish's ringing circular guitar patterns to wrap around" Big Takeover
"What is obvious is how they have an ear for a hook judging by the gloriously ballsy, Come." Popmatters.com
"The band offers a rather sofisticated beat and psych influenced indie pop that often reminds us of Lennon's most melodic moments with the Beatles." The Deli blog
"...full of multilayered melodies & harmonies with a laid-back, psychedelic, sunny vibe that recalls late Beatles and Beach Boys tunes." Staticmultimedia.com