The King Can Drink The Harbour Dry

by The Dimes

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

  • Get it on iTunes

1.
2.
3.
(free) 03:26
4.
5.
6.
7.
(free) 02:45
8.
9.
02:24
10.
11.
(free) 03:38
12.

about

"I love the Dimes. Those guys are doing some cool stuff." - Quentin Tarantino

"A sonic postcard to historic Boston, their record more than stands on its own as a great pop album, and Save Me Clara is it's shining jewel. All history classes should be this sweetly catchy and appealing!" - NPR

"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." - Allmusic.com

credits

released May 1, 2011

.
The Dimes are a folk-pop collective centered around guitarists/vocalists John Clay, Pierre Kaiser and Kelly Anne Masigat. 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.

CONTACT INFO:

Booking: Brooklyn Baggett
brooklyn@octopus-entertainment.com

MUSIC LICENSING:

We love working with independent filmmakers and businesses. Reach out if you'd like to use our music in something, or even need a custom composition etc.
band@thedimes.com

NEWSLETTER:

This is the single best way to keep in touch with the band.

Just email subscribe@thedimes.com and you'll get quarterly updates on Dimes news, shows and releases. You'll also also get free downloads of unreleased material, discounts on merch and priority tickets to shows. Welcome to the family!

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

The Dimes Portland, Oregon

contact / help

Contact The Dimes

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Track Name: Damrell's Fire
Damrell's Fire -

It felt like winter everywhere except for Summer Street,
there the flames were all anybody anywhere could see
and from the top of Beacon Hill we watched the fire spill over Water Street

It started quickly, the flames in a shootout on a city street,
jumping roof to roof like they were running from a robbery
and everywhere you turned, another building burned, now it's all debris

and everybody knows where they were the night the fire came
everybody found who they were the night the fire came and swallowed me whole

With our backs on Broad Street, the captain told us all we had to hold the line,
but the horses were laid up in bed, and the engines couldn't make the climb
so the word spread down the wire, the flames were getting higher here in Damrell's Fire

and everybody knows where they were the night the fire came,
everybody found who they were the night the fire came and swallowed me whole
Track Name: Walden and The Willow Tree
Walden and the Willow Tree -

I woke up to the sound of Alexander on my phone,
I saw you in a wicker chair, reading Edgar Allen Poe...

Far from Salem by the sea, to Walden and the willow tree
stop and ask Elias how
the beads stay on your dressing gown

and Sam is sending notes in code,
the authors lie in sleepy homes
far away from smoke and cars,
we'll lie in leaves and count the stars
Track Name: Ballad of Winslow Homer
Ballad of Winslow Homer -

Take a walk along the North Road,
where the wind chills to the bone
Old Friends On The Shore,
they're throwing stones
singing you can keep the war, I'm Rowing Home

Spend an Early Evening debating what you know,
but watch out for the Undertow,
cause you can keep the war, I'm Rowing Home

On a Lee Shore we could stay,
watch the Dark Hours drift away

On a Lee Shore we would stay,
never Answering the Horn we'd stay
and spend our cool October Days,
Lazy, Casting in the Falls
by The Old Mill there's a pond, a stone's throw
but you can keep the war, I'm Rowing Home
you can keep the war, I'm Rowing Home
Track Name: Abigail, Don't Be Long
I saw you standing in the sycamore shade,
bending promises your mother made
writing letters on a wooden fence,
I know you're keeping it in confidence
singing ooh, Abigail don't be long
ooh, Abigail don't be long

You know the pen you're holding in your hand?
It's like the summer for a freezing man
Abigail, when am I gonna learn?
The empty pages will never make the fire burn,
singing ooh, Abigail don't be long
ooh, Abigail don't be long
ooh..

Singing ooh, Abigail don't be long
ooh, Abigail don't be long

I know you never liked the London rain,
you'd trade the tower for a weather vane,
but Abigail, now won't you stay a spell?
You've got me praying at your wishing well,
singing ooh, Abigail don't be long,
ooh, Abigail don't be long
ooh, Abigail don't be,
ooh, Abigail don't be,
ooh, Abigail don't be long