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The Dimes

Portland, Oregon, United States | INDIE

Portland, Oregon, United States | INDIE
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"Showtime "The Big C" to feature "Don't You Worry" by The Dimes"

Showtime series "The Big C" will feature The Dimes' "Don't You Worry" this April! - Showtime


"ABC Family "Jane By Design" features The Dimes' "Take Me Away""

ABC Family recently featured The Dimes' single "Take Me Away" in an episode of the new series "Jane By Design"! - ABC Family


"IFC Films' "The Overbrook Brothers" features "Catch Me Jumping" by The Dimes..."

IFC Film Feature "The Overbrook Brothers", directed by John Bryant, features the song "Catch Me Jumping" from The Dimes... - IFC Films


"MTV 16 and Pregnant features 2 songs from The Dimes..."

MTV's "16 and Pregnant - Where Are They Now?" episode features 2 songs, "Webster Thayer" and "Walden and the Willow Tree" from Portland indie-pop group The Dimes... - MTV


"Nike documentary features The Dimes' "Up For Air"..."

There is No Finish Line, from the producers of Fire on The Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story, is currently playing in-house at Nike with a tentatively scheduled fall 2011 public release. The film and trailer feature the song "Up For Air" by The Dimes. - Nike


"MTV "True Life" features "Jersey Kid" by The Dimes..."

MTV's "True Life" features several songs from Portland group The Dimes in the episode "I'm Rehabbing My Injury". 5 songs in all are featured from the group, including "Jersey Kid" and "Catch Me Jumping". - MTV


"Jack Rabid's Top Ten - The Dimes' "The King Can Drink the Harbour Dry""

"Hats off to one of the best/most entertaining folk-pop groups in years!" - The Big Takeover


"CW "One Tree Hill" - The Dimes' song "September" will be featured on One Tree Hill..."

The Dimes' new song "September" is featured on the CW's hit show "One Tree Hill" in the episode "List Plans"... - CW


"Skope Magazine - "soundtrack music of the finest degree...""

The King Can Drink The Habour Dry, the latest release from Portland’s rising folk-poppers The Dimes isn’t so much a concept record as it is an homage. Sounding like a cross between a mellow and pratical Beach Boys and a slightly exuberant Elliot Smith, The Dimes delivers a remarkable pop record filled with stories of early day Boston. In a sense, The Dimes are chroniclers. And on The King Can Drink The Harbour Dry, they’ve created a dramatic and poignant history lesson.

Each and every track on The King Can Drink… seems fit for the next Wes Anderson movie. Ranging from the quiet, poetic sway of “The Liberator,” which tells the tale of William Lloyd Garrison and his abolitionist newspaper to the playful acoustic melody of “Ballad Of Winslow Homer,” The King Can Drink… is soundtrack music of the finest degree. - Skope Entertainment


"Williamette Week - "This is pop you can simply revel in...""

...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 - Willamette Week


"CW "One Tree Hill" - The Dimes' "Coming Home" featured on One Tree Hill"

The Dimes' "Coming Home" will be featured in the espisode "The Other Half of Me" in season of 8 of the CW's "One Tree Hill"... - CW


""Summer Snapshot" (music by The Dimes) featured at 2011 Tribeca Film Festival"

"Summer Snapshot", a film short from NW Documentary and soundtrack from Portland band The Dimes, will be featured at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival in New York... - Tribeca Film Festival


"MTV "I Used To Be Fat" - The Dimes' "Catch Me Jumping" featured on multiple episodes"

The Dimes' "Catch Me Jumping" is featured on multiple episodes of "I Used to be Fat" this spring (2011)... - MTV


"CW "One Tree Hill" - The Dimes' "Take Me Away" featured on One Tree Hill"

The Dimes' "Take Me Away" opens the One Tree Hill episode "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" on the CW network... - CW


"Spin Magazine - Portland band gives earnest stories a meticulous spin."

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. - Spin


"NPR Song of the Day - The Dimes: A Gentle Plea To An Angel Of Mercy"

A sonic postcard to historic Boston, The Dimes' new record more than stands on its own as a great pop album, and "Save Me, Clara" is its shining jewel... - NPR


"NPR Song of the Day - The Dimes: A Gentle Plea To An Angel Of Mercy"

A sonic postcard to historic Boston, The Dimes' new record more than stands on its own as a great pop album, and "Save Me, Clara" is its shining jewel... - NPR


Discography

ALBUMS

The King Can Drink the Harbour Dry (2009 - Timber Carnival)
The Silent Generation (2007 - Pet Marmoset)

EP's

William Dawes and Other Forgotten Gems (2010 - Timber Carnival)
New England (2008)

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Bio


The Dimes are a folk-pop collective centered around guitarist/vocalist Johnny Clay. The Portland, OR based band has released two full length albums and three EP’s to date on Timber Carnival Records.

Primarily known for their stellar songwriting, glowing harmonies and sixties-pop production, the band has broadened its sound of late, adding pedal steel, mandolin, harmonica and dobro to its recent recordings, evoking a sweeter California-country sound remeniscent of Neil Young’s Harvest recordings. Live, the group has grown to a 7-piece and has shared the stage with the likes of Liam Finn, Kathryn Calder (New Pornographers), The Head and the Heart, The Mother Hips and Todd Rundgren, amongst others.

Their most recent full length “The King Can Drink the Harbour Dry” was released in 2010 to strong critical acclaim from Spin, NPR, Allmusic and a host of online publications.

NPR Song of the Day - The Dimes: A Gentle Plea To An Angel Of Mercy
A sonic postcard to historic Boston, The Dimes' new record more than stands on its own as a great pop album, and "Save Me, Clara" is its shining jewel...

Spin Magazine - Portland band gives earnest stories a meticulous spin.
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.

CW "One Tree Hill" - The Dimes' "Take Me Away" featured on One Tree Hill
The Dimes' "Take Me Away" opens the One Tree Hill episode "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" on the CW network...

MTV "I Used To Be Fat" - The Dimes' "Catch Me Jumping" featured on multiple episodes
The Dimes' "Catch Me Jumping" is featured on multiple episodes of MTV's "I Used to be Fat" this season...

CW "One Tree Hill" - The Dimes' "Coming Home" featured on One Tree Hill
The Dimes' "Coming Home" will be featured in the espisode "The Other Half of Me" in season of 8 of the CW's "One Tree Hill"...

Jack Rabid's Top Ten - The Dimes' "The King Can Drink the Harbour Dry" featured in "The Big Takeover"
"Hats off to one of the best/most entertaining folk-pop groups in years!"

Skope Magazine - "soundtrack music of the finest degree..."
The King Can Drink The Habour Dry, the latest release from Portland’s rising folk-poppers The Dimes isn’t so much a concept record as it is an homage. Sounding like a cross between a mellow Beach Boys and a slightly exuberant Elliot Smith, The Dimes delivers a remarkable pop record filled with stories of early day Boston. In a sense, The Dimes are chroniclers. And on The King Can Drink The Harbour Dry, they’ve created a dramatic and poignant history lesson. Each and every track on The King Can Drink… seems fit for the next Wes Anderson movie. Ranging from the quiet, poetic sway of “The Liberator,” which tells the tale of William Lloyd Garrison and his abolitionist newspaper to the playful acoustic melody of “Ballad Of Winslow Homer,” The King Can Drink… is soundtrack music of the finest degree.

CW "One Tree Hill" - The Dimes' song "September" featured on One Tree Hill
The Dimes' new song "September" is featured in the episode "List Plans" on the CW's "One Tree Hill"...

Allmusic.com - "The Dimes have done what most bands dream off, creating an alternate universe of warm pop music with a sunny vibe that will keep toes tapping and plaster a sunny smile on every listeners face."