Love Dale CD (2014)
Ban CD music Tricky wordplay, snarky humor, poetic self-deprecation - these are signature traits associated with the Dylans, Lennons, and Eminems of Pop's lexicon. Following in the ink of his idols, Rees Finley (Columbus, OH) blends sharp lyricism, sticky melodies, and raw punk-explosiveness into one delightfully quirky outfit, dale. [lowercase, don't forget!]. Channeling the likes of Nirvana, Queen, Weezer, and something downright special, the five-piece has rapidly emerged as one of the most intriguing groups to rock the SoCal college realm.
"I popped the pills my mommy gave me," Finley gleefully sneers on dale's debut EP, echoing the sentiment of depressive Gen-Y'ers struggling through complex relationships with both love and substance. At ...