Album news – videos and free stuff with every pre-order

The Pledge pre-order campaign for the new High Dials album is chugging along. Thank-you to everyone who has hopped aboard! There are lots of cool things to reward you for your support. The band has posted a couple of fly-on-the-wall videos for pledgers and remember, the EP download is free with every pre-order.

Check out this sneak peak of new song “On Again, Off Again” in studio.

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!

We Get On Like a House of Cards

While the High Dials busy themselves putting the final touches on an upcoming album (release date imminent!), their back catalogue of spaced-out pop continues to drift out into the wider world.

The band is currently enjoying mainstream exposure through the popular Netflix series “House of Cards”. Listen for their song “Uruguay” off of 2010′s “Anthems for Doomed Youth” in episode 208 of Season 2, released last week!

 

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.

A sneak peek at the High Dials in studio

The High Dials are currently recording for a new album (release date unknown).

Here’s a fly-on-the-wall view of the boys as they work a new song entitled “Flags”. No vocals in this preview, but an interesting background blend of folk, cumbia, and spaghetti western sounds that is bound to intrigue!

Keep your eye on this site for more studio updates over the coming months.