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Melbourne Band High Tea Pay Tribute To Physicists Richard Feynman and Carl Sagan

by Tim Cashmere on November 29, 2011

in Live,New Music,News

Melbourne band High Tea have released an E.P. paying tribute to the iconic physicist Richard Feynman and using artwork from cosmologist Carl Sagan.

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The band’s instrumental E.P. is a dirty psyched out version of post-rock – supposedly the sound of the moment you really get something – a concept Feynman was clearly fond of expressing.

“Richard Feynman, along with Carl Sagan were two brilliant scientific minds who were able to make huge leaps forward for mankind in their fields, exploring at either extremes, both quantum and intergalactic levels,” High Tea guitarist Ben Butcher told Noise 11. “However as a band we also love them both because of their very humanistic viewpoints in which they went about their science. This is why we named three songs and the EP after Feynman, and used Carl Sagan’s own design for the artwork.”

The E.P. was recorded by Regurgitator’s Ben Ely at Mister Pickle studios.

Pretty cool huh? If you want some older stuff, check out their bandcamp by clicking here and download a free EP. If you want the new EP, ‘The Pleasure of Finding Things Out’, you’ll have to rock up at one of their shows listed below.


1 – The Grace Darling Hotel, E.P. launch (w/ Ouch, My Face)
17 – Phoenix Public House (w/ Harmony, Witch Hats and My Favourite Colour Is Gold)

Be sure to check out the band’s first video ‘The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out (Part 1)’ below:

Those of you not so well versed in history’s great physicists might be scratching your head asking who this Richard Feynman character is. Well, as a genuine bona-fide physics nerd myself, it would be my pleasure to share the joy of discovery via Feynman’s enthusiasm.

Here is the documentary The Pleasure of Finding Things Out:

Here is part one of a twelve part interview where Feynman’s enthusiasm is infectious:

Carl Sagan is probably a little more known to the majority of the population that don’t follow physics beyond reading a few “faster-than-light neutrinos” stories on the front page of the paper, but in case you’re not familiar with his work, he was the host of a TV show in the 70s called Cosmos. It was the first time science was made accessible to the general public and this series has inspired countless documentaries on the subject, including most recently Brian Cox and his two series ‘Wonders of the Universe’ and ‘Wonders of the Solar System’. Here’s a clip of Sagan putting the Earth into perspective:

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