New Album Available for Pre-Order

Photo by Le Petit RusseA new High Dials album is coming! Starting today, it can be pre-ordered along with all kinds of other cool stuff via Pledge Music

Want the High Dials to play in your living room? This can be arranged.

Click through to “EXCLUSIVES” to see everything on offer to fans. Every pre-order comes with the Yestergraves digital EP *FREE* (immediately) plus digital EP 2 *FREE* (coming in May).

Pledgers get album updates first and access to all kinds of behind-the-scenes goodies like studio videos, demos and remixes.

Everybody at High Dials HQ is excited to share the album journey with fans as the release date gets nearer!

EP number 2 is coming soon, and watch for the High Dials at Canadian Music Week in Toronto where they will take the stage with legendary power-poppers You Am I!

Yestergraves EP out now

Yestergraves EP

With little advance notice to fans, The High Dials ended a long period of creative introspection that almost broke up the band today with the launch of the Yestergraves EP via their Bandcamp page.

This is the first of two EPs planned by the group as they work towards releasing their new full-length LP in 2014.

The songs were recorded in fits and starts over the past year with producer Marc Bell in Montreal.

Hear the finished fruit of High Dials labour in all its cassette-warm glory here and spread the love.

The official launch for the EP happens Friday, November 29th in Montreal at Centre Fusion Culturel.

And watch this space for the Yestergraves official video, coming very soon!

High Dials Stones’ cover – Canadian release

On April 23rd, it will be 50 years to the day that an über-cool 19-year old kid walked into a UK club to catch a set by a local blues band called the Rollin’ Stones.

Young Mr. Oldham promptly added a “g” to their name before making over their sound and style for long-term adulation by world teen-dom. You know the rest of the story.

Less known is how this young hustler then created one of the world’s coolest-ever labels – Immediate – where, inspired by Phil Spector and Brian Wilson, he arranged and released the cult classic – “The Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra Play the Rolling Stones Songbook”.

Fast forward to 2011. The High Dials receive a call from Mr. Oldham’s Colombian headquarters. Would they like to be a part of Rolling Stones Songbook Volume 2? In a heartbeat, “She Smiled Sweetly” is snapped up, string sections are summoned and timpanis dusted off, all in time for the Stones’ golden jubilee.

Plenty far more famous people are also invited to the party- like Johnny Marr, Gryff Rhys and Elliot Easton of the Cars, each collaborating on a different Oldham-era Stones gem.

Rolling Stones Songbook Vol. 2 was released in Canada this past week on Universal. Get it via iTunes or Amazon. A High Dials video is also coming soon – details to follow.

New album “Anthems for Doomed Youth” out now!

As of November 2, 2010, the new High Dials record is available. There are different ways you can get the music. Click on the album cover at left to go straight to the songs on iTunes.

You can also visit our STORE, where CDs and vinyl LPs can be ordered.

Vinyl LPs come in a gatefold sleeve and include a free Mp3 download card.

Many thanks to all the fans who have been spreading the word by embedding streaming music on the web. #AnthemsForDoomedYouth

Tracklisting:

1- Teenage Love Made Me Insane // 2- I’m Over You (I Hope It’s True) // 3- Uruguay // 4- I Was, You Were // 5- Chinese Boxes // 6- The Rich Die Too // 7- Mysterio // 8- What You Call Love Is a Lie // 9- Snowed In // 10- Bedroom Shadows