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."
"...infectiously catchy pop tunes with hooks that immediately snag your attention"
"...meticulously constructed, radio friendly, fuzzy-pop"
"...brimming with giddy energy and infectious vocals"
(Bob Ham, The Oregonian)