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Dallas Smith of Default

April 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Interviews

With an album that was originally due out in 2008, Default (Dallas Smith on vocals, Jeremy Hora on guitars, Dave Benedict on bass, and Danny Craig on drums) fell victim to the unfortunate industry side of the music world and their album was put on hold as their former record label went out of business.  Never fear though, the album aptly titled Comes and Goes finally made its debut on October 26th through AudioNest and was well worth the wait.

What may have been enough to split up some bands only seemed to bring Default closer together.  Calling the whole experience a mixed bag of emotions the band is just happy to finally share their music with their fans that have been patiently waiting.  Comes and Goes offers up Default’s strongest offering to date with lyrics that are deeply personal and a song selection that runs the gamut.  From the first single, the upbeat anthemic “Turn It On” to a song penned about Dallas’ son titled “Caught In The Moment” this album brings Default back to their core of their melodic rock sound with big hooks, catchy riffs, and inspiring lyrics.

We recently caught up with lead vocalist Dallas Smith to talk about the band’s journey, the new album, and of course we couldn’t resist the chance to talk playoff hockey with him!

Interviewed by:  Mary Ouellette

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CD Review: Default / Comes And Goes

November 8, 2010 by  
Filed under CD Reviews, Daily Music News

Default
Comes And Goes
AudioNest/Fontana

Rating: ★★★★☆ 


Reviewed by:  Sherry Thomas
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Default & Hinder Announce Winter Tour Dates

October 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News

Default is gearing up to hit the road with Hinder for a winter tour kicking off November 17th at House Of Blues in Cleveland, OH.  The tour will hit select cities across the US through December 18th.  Check the full listing of dates and locations below.

Default’s new album Comes and Goes will be released October 25th through AudioNest/Fontana. Comes and Goes is an album that everyone in the band feels, clichés aside, that they have topped themselves. “Right off the bat we knew this was a special album and that it came together exactly the way we wanted it to” says front man Dallas Smith. “We really believe in this record, and can’t wait for our fans to hear it.”
 
Default/Hinder Tour Dates:

11-17 CLEVELAND, OH HOUSE OF BLUES
11-18 LIBERTYVILLE, IL AUSTIN’S SALOON
11-19 CINCINNATI, OH BOGARTS
11-20 PONTIAC, MI THE CROFOOT
11-23 KALAMAZOO, MI STATE THEATRE
11-24 DES MOINES, IA VAL AIR BALLROOM
11-26 LITTLE ROCK, AR THE VILLAGE
11-27 MIAMI, OK BUFFALO RUN CASINO
11-29 DALLAS, TX PALLADIUM BALLROOM
11-30 HOUSTON, TX WAREHOUSE LIVE
12-01 CORPUS CHRISTI, TX BREWSTER STREET
12-03 FT STEWART, GA HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD
12-06 HARTFORD, CT  WEBSTER THEATER
12-08 BALTIMORE, MD     RAMS HEAD LIVE
12-10 POUGHKEEPSIE, NY THE CHANCE
12-11 ALLENTOWN, PA CROC ROCK
 12-12   SAYREVILLE, NJ STARLAND BALLROOM
12-18 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK DIAMOND BALLROOM