The thing about Karmen to me is that their singles sound like B-sides. The hooks just aren't that strong. It's easy to be snarky about them but that seems to be beside the point.
High Places has this fairly wack music video, Sonora.
Their label is Thrill Jockey Records.
High Places has a kind of Portishead vibe. For some reason most bands like this tend to mess up the vocals but HP gets them right.
I've also done ugly things to this Blog's look. I might have to change that.