High Valley Would Prefer If You Never Heard the First Song They Had Played on the Radio
Canadian duo High Valley, made up of brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel, have actually gotten to hear themselves on the radio for the first time twice: once in the U.S. and once in their native country. The more-recent story, involving United States radio, is a great memory; the song they first had played on Canadian radio, however, they'd like fans to never hear.
Below, Brad Rempel recalls both moments for The Boot.
[In the U.S.], we were in Boston, [at] WKLB, and it was on the tour bus. Everybody got to hear it at the same time, and we charted that week on Billboard, so it was a really good day.
[On Canadian radio, it was] in 1998, 20 years ago, right before school. [We were] sitting there in the family room; we had a record player with two cassettes, a CD and radio all built into one.
They played one of our songs off an album I never, ever want you to hear ... I don't remember what it was ... Our first album was called Comfort Zone, and [on the album's cover], we were all very uncomfortably sitting on a couch in the middle of nowhere. Do not ever see that.