High Dials

War of the Wakening PhantomsDefinitely my favorite music discovery for 2006 (though the album came out in 2005) was “War of the Wakening Phantoms” by Montreal indie group the High Dials.  I often listen to new finds somewhat obsessively for a while and then burn out on their sound and can’t enjoy them as much any more.  This album’s kept me going back for more.  The band has a great energy, with primary focus well balanced between guitar, drums and vocals.  I’m not sure what their lyrics are really about, but they’re really good.