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The Dalles are a band made from scratch, with a purpose. Combining the songwriting talents of Ben Ballinger and Blue Mongeon, the tight, inventive drumming of Drew Brunetti, and the thoughtful, in-the-pocket bass playing of Chris D’Annunzio, The Dalles play strong and wild, curious, intentional rock n’ roll.
They are quickly filling the potholes and crashing through the dividers of the current music highway. They have the soaring harmonies of The Beatles, the back-beat soul of James Brown, and the straight up Do-Or-Die-Music-Will-Save-Your-Life-Rock n’ Roll of every band that ever mattered. These young men create fascinating songs that not only have a message, but deliver it with authority and empathy. Like Robert Frost reading you your rights.
Hailing from all different corners of America, The Dalles formed in February 2011 and have rooted themselves in Austin, Texas. They released their debut EP “My Own Private White House” on February 11, 2012 at Hole in the Wall in Austin, TX. Recorded live in three days with the soon-to-be, much sought after Engineer/Producer Heston Barnes, The EP is seven songs like you’ve never heard before, by a band you’ll want to hear again.