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The Long Arm Came Down

by The Dimes

A folkier, upbeat Dimes.
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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1. Catch Me Jumping
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2. Letters in the Sea
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3. This Time
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4. Comet
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Album Notes
At first taste, The Dimes may remind you of an old piece of peppermint candy you found in the pocket of an old sweater that’s been hiding in the back of your closet. Initially you hesitate, but then you take a bite and suddenly your mouth is exploding with a cool, fresh, minty flavor that makes you feel like you just brushed your teeth.

Currently the guys enjoy listening to artists such as Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Nada Surf, Death Cab, Matt Costa, Ambulance Ltd., TV On The Radio, The Decemberists, Boy Eats Drum Machine, The Shins, and The Beatles.

When not rehearsing, recording, and playing Guitar Hero on PS2, you may find the guys loitering in the North Mississippi neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, where Pierre has been sighted carrying on long conversations with himself. Please be patient with him.

"...This is pop you can simply revel in. The slow build of “Catch Me Jumping,” for instance–steadily strummed acoustic guitar and a muffled, thumping bass drum–is simply gratifying. And when the soaring group “oh woh ohs” come in, you might as well stop kidding yourself: This one’s going on repeat. "
(Amy McCollough, Willamette Week)

"...These guys are the epitome of feel good, sunny day, indie-pop, which continues to emerge into the mainstream, thanks to artists such as The Shins, The Boy Least Likely To, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah."
(Pet Marmoset)

"...infectiously catchy pop tunes with hooks that immediately snag your attention"
(Randy Sanders)

"...meticulously constructed, radio friendly, fuzzy-pop"
(Portland Mercury)

"...brimming with giddy energy and infectious vocals"
(Bob Ham, The Oregonian)


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Scott Ronald Littleton Young

Can't get enough! These guys are the epitome of all that is good with indie musi
The bottom line is that words cannot express how good these guys are live. I've probably seen over 100 live shows in my life (and I'm young!), and The Dimes just seem to have some magic intangibles that set them apart from everyone else. They have a way of drawing the crowd into a mezmorizing trance, and deliver some of the absolute best new music, which I completely expect to be on every radio station, mtv, and grammy shows in a short matter of time.

Description? Hmmm.... They're just so original, that comparisons do no real justice. But if forced to find some "sounds like" comparisons, one would have to recall sounds of The Shins, Death Cab, Decemberists, Matt Costa, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!, Belle and Sebastian, The Coldwar Kids, Iron and Wine, and there always seems to be a always deep thread of The Beatles present. Soooo cool.

If you ever get the chance to go see these guys live, DO IT! ...while you still can see them for under $20.

Smash Tripp

Exceptional talent! (I love the Bee-Gee's and bubble machines too. Here's to the
In Portland you're never far from talent, creativity and unprecedented art. We like our coffee (Stumptown), outdoors (Multnomah Falls), beer (bridgeport), weather (drizzley), politics (humanists) and best of all, music (The Dimes) unique and charismatic. The Dimes are both; the quintessential Portland band. At times the CD rocks like a shiny new 60" flat-screen, HD TV and then comes back down wrapped-up in spit-fire melodies with charm and flair. These boys ooze talent, and this CD is only the beginning. The Dimes are perched on the edge of super-stardom and if you cop the CD now you'll be able to tell your friends, "I knew them when . . . "

MacKenzie Anderson

Catch Me Jumping is contagious!!
All I have to say is that the song Catch Me Jumping is probably the most contagious song I've ever heard!! From the very first time I got this CD into my CD player, this song has been stuck in my head and on repeat in my car. And I mean "stuck in my head" in a good way. I saw The Dimes live a couple months ago and they completely rocked my world. Sort of reminds me of The Decemberists and Jack Jonhson's lyrics, but with more of an upbeat and fun vibe about them.

I can't wait for their next album to be released. This short one is nice, but I'm ready already wanting more! Highly recommend buying this CD. Might be the best seven bucks I've spent so far this year.

Rob Byron

Classic pop in a class of their own
This is pop at its best,great lyrics,atmospheric, moving,interesting arrangements.They also have very good voices and you can hear every lyric they sing , which is unusual.