THE HIGH DIALS – “EMPLOYMENT AND ENJOYMENT”
A SPILL EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE
Montreal’s pop classicists The High Dials announced their return this summer with a two-part album – Primitive Feelings (Hook & Prayer/Ray-On).
Released in June, Part I roamed like a blissed-out tiger across a colourful landscape of northern soul, electro pop and psychedelic cumbia. The hazy, VHS video for first single “Employment and Enjoyment” sums up the pervading lo-fi, 90’s party vibe (think Dee-Lite or Soup Dragons).
The release is another step in the High Dials’ unique evolution, a summery mash-up of soulful, druggy beats and classic indie.
Producer/songwriter Trevor Anderson explains: “In recent years, I’ve started writing with loops and basslines instead of guitar, inspired by things I like to DJ. It’s something that began on our last record – but where that one went moody and mellow, this one has a more raw, playful attitude.”
On Sept 20th, Primitive Feelings – Part II will bare its teeth and conclude the full LP, soon to be released on coloured vinyl (Hook & Prayer/Cobraside).
The High Dials
Primitive Feelings – Part I
(Hook & Prayer | Licensed to Ray-On/Believe)
Release Date: June 7, 2019