Monday, December 10, 2007
Download: The Dimes—“Jersey Kid”
Download: The Dimes—“Paul Kern Can’t Sleep”
Download: The Dimes—“New York 1930”
Download: The Dimes—“Catch Me Jumping”
Wildly melodic and inherently quirky, The Dimes’ sunny day indie-pop is born of the same Northwest, um, loins as The Decemberists, The Shins, Ben Gibbard, and even recent Austin to Portland transplants, Spoon. Known for unexpected outbreaks of foot stomping and hand clapping at their live shows, The Dimes boys’ first full-length looks to push them a couple rungs up the ladder, closer to likes of the aforementioned indie royalty – maybe sooner than anticipated. This album is really starting to turn heads with its hooky high-concept songs based on some Depression-era newspapers found in the basement of the lead singer's house.