Broadcast - About the Record
A little reverb can be a very powerful thing.
For a band that had previously drawn inspiration from Depression-era newspapers, 1930’s opera singers, the woman’s suffrage movement and long-forgotten abolitionists, The Dimes are having a new love affair with something very simple.
Their latest EP, “Broadcast”, draws its inspiration from a single sound - an open-G chord played just-right through a 1960’s Fender Princeton, with way too much reverb. Says guitarist P. Kaiser: “that tone was really the spark for a lot of these songs. Johnny and I got some new amps and we just couldn’t stop listening to the damn reverb, it became an addiction. I’d just sit around the house all weekend, strumming a G chord every way I could, going ‘holy crap that sounds good!’”.
Of course, the sounds wouldn’t matter much if the songs weren’t there, but writing great melodies is probably the one thing these guys have always done well. From the opening bars of the uptempo-romp “Love and Oceans”, to the closing moments of laid-back bliss in “Mr. Stowe“, this is Americana Pop at it’s best: Harmony-laden hooks abound, all wrapped in a blanket of glorious reverb. Lovely.
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released 12 April 2013