The Dimes
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The Dimes


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"Review Medly"

"The hooky debut from this tuneful quartet is a moving meditation on hard times...The Dimes employ an array of flutes, glockenspiels, melodicas, tambourines, and handclaps to heighten the mood, with "Catch Me Jumping and "Paul Kern Can't Sleep" skyrocketing exuberantly. 3.5 STARS!"

"The Dimes have gathered a solid following in their hometown of Portland, Oregon. The songs on the indie pop quartet's newest release, The Silent Generation, tell often dark tales set against upbeat melodies and rhythms."
- NPR Music

"Melodic sweet guitars over gorgeous voices and phenomenal lyrics define The Dimes. From Portland Oregon, this band has made quite the impact with their latest release The Silent Generation. If I have to say so myself, it's going on my top 10 and currently is in high rotation in my iPod."
-Seattle's KEXP 90.3FM

"Interesting, semi-pastoral ambitious pop that's nostalgically inclined lyrically -- detailed scenarios from past eras that capture your interest."
-USA Today

"...Beach Boys harmonies, pop storytelling...and an opening track containing enough whimsy that you've got to assume it was recorded after a screening of Wes Anderson movies."
-The Tripwire (BLOG)

"...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."
-Willamette Week

" animated and lighthearted affair...recalls Ben Gibbard sans the boyish innocence, and it evokes Elliot Smith's whisper."
- Magnet

"...sparkling pop gem ...with its cascading guitars, sweet harmony vocals and Big Country-esque proportions."

"Call it MFA rock: Sufjan Stevens, Colin Meloy, and the like have brought back literate storytelling. Portland, Oregon's The Dimes write songs with titles like "New York 1930" and "Battle of San Jacinto."...the happy tone offsets the dark subject matter nicely..."
- Under the Radar
- Various Publications


The Dimes EP (2003)

Atlanta EP (2005)

The Long Arm Came Down EP (2006)

The Grady Cooper EP (2007)

The Silent Generation (2007)



At first taste, The Dimes may remind you of a piece of peppermint candy you found in the pocket of an old sweater that’s been hiding in the back of your closet for sometime. 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.

Wildly melodic and inherently quirky, The Dimes’ sunny day indie-pop is born of the same Northwest loins as The Decemberists, The Shins, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse and even recent Austin-to-Portland transplants, Spoon.

Known for unexpected outbreaks of foot stomping and hand clapping at their live shows, early reviews are gushing with admiration for the new album, The Silent Generation, including critical acclaim from SPIN Magazine, Magnet Magazine, USA Today,, NPR, The Oregonian, New York’s The Big Takeover, and dozens of popular music blogs on the web. The Silent Generation has soared on college radio nationally; debuting on CMJ’s (College Music Journal) first Top 200 chart of 2008 at #37 and is still performing strong!