The song is a world-weary take on rock n roll’s promise of eternal life (“so far, it hasn’t killed me”) that pays unexpected tribute to the Bee Gees over echoes of 60s garage and 90s shoegaze, with loud and proud Latin percussion and timpani throughout. Stream it here!
The lo-fi video features plenty of VHS-era trickery, Saturday morning cartoon mash-ups, visual feedback loops and Max looking a lot like Leon from The Professional.
For a third season successive season you can hear High Dials music playing while U.S. president Frank Underwood engages in dastardly deeds. Just-released season 4 of the Netflix series “House of Cards” features “Echoes and Empty Rooms” and golden oldie “Chinese Boxes” in the background. Listen in and spot the tunes!
The High Dials are proud to unveil a new video by frequent collaborator Ghost Mago this week – “Evil Twin” from “In the A.M. Wilds”. Based on projections from the band’s live shows, it captures the doppelgänger vibe very well. Enjoy!
Directed by Push 1 Stop, the clip features Trevor and Robbie submerged in echoing imagery feedback.
Echoes and Empty Rooms is the title track from the new album “In the A.M. Wilds”, which BV says “nicely mixes atmospherics and noise without sacrificing pop hooks… their MO since the early 00′s”. Get it HERE!
The High Dials released their first video from “Anthems for Doomed Youth” today.
Directed by Nico Stinghe, the video was shot entirely on Super 8 black and white film on a wintery day at keyboardist Eric Dougherty’s Mile End apartment.
The band wanted a lo-fi and low-key short film in keeping with the sensibility of their latest record, which was self-recorded (some of it on 4-track cassette)! The interior early-morning setting was chosen to capture the claustrophobic, disoriented vibe of the song, with images that sometimes directly echo the lyrics. The shoot was disorienting for other reasons as it quickly disintegrated into a vodka-induced jam session. Check out some of the great pics from the day of filming HERE.