Nick Thorburn and Jim Guthrie of Human Highway release the video of Moody Motorcycle's lead single, "The Sound". The clip was directed by animator/director Olivier Groulx (Arcade Fire's "Black Mirror" video). To accompany the video, Groulx created a fun, interactive site
, where you can move around band members facial features, set off different music patterns, and more.
Human Highway is a Canadian indie rock band formed in 2008 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The band's name is a reference to the Neil Young song "Human Highway" as suggested by founding member Nicholas Thorburn after attending a Neil Young concert.
The band started while Jim Guthrie was on tour with Islands, and Thorburn asked him for help with a song called "My Beach". Their style is influenced by 1960s and 1970s AM radio pop music Guthrie has cited The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and The Kinks as influences on the band's sound.
The duo's debut album, Moody Motorcycle, was released on August 19, 2008 on Secret City Records in Canada and Suicide Squeeze Records in the United States. The album was recorded at Guthrie's apartment in just one week.