The Dress Whites began about 3 years ago, with the demise of two of Montreal''s most beloved garage-pop bands, The Cains and The Telephones. Musically homeless, various members of these once great pillars of rock decided that rather than starve in solitude, they would unite in harmony.
The Dress Whites fuse the roots of country, folk, punk, rock and soul to create a brand of pop fueled by strange poetics and captivating melodies. Their focus on songwriting above all else allows them to glide effortlessly between styles without having to sacrifice anything in the way of quality. This is pop music the way God intended it: smart, to-the-point and gleefully unapologetic.
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The Montreal Gazette: 4/5
[My God, The Shame] roars out of the speakers with the authority and grace of superior rock ''n'' roll. As dense delights like Spongecake and Blood Work begin to creep under your skin after a few playings, you get a sense of what Squeeze might have sounded like with loud guitars, or what Oasis could have done with better melodies and a sense of economy. Whether it''s the relatively epic Waking Hours or the four-on-the-floor backbeat of Two Times the Hurt, there''s one thing you can count on from this promising quintet - which has, incidentally, relocated to Toronto: hooks that just keep on comin''. Don''t miss this one.
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