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To Oblivion

by The Brothers Dimm

The songs are a collective breath of fresh air, full of great, memorable melodies, hooks to spare, and great vocals. Pure Pop Fun.
Genre: Pop: Beatles-pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. To Oblivion
4:16 $0.99
2. I've Changed My Mind
4:56 $0.99
3. Too Busy Shopping
4:01 $0.99
4. The Mystery Of The Vanishing Twirler
6:26 $0.99
5. Probably Wrong
3:53 $0.99
6. Guardian Angel
6:37 $0.99
7. Plumbing Day
5:56 $0.99
8. Princess Whenever
3:34 $0.99
9. Full Speed In Reverse
4:55 $0.99
10. Everything About Love
2:04 $0.99
11. Breaking Up The Act
3:35 $0.99
12. Uncertainty
8:14 $0.99
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Album Notes
Not really brothers in the biblical sense, The Brothers Dimm are defintely bound together musically. Ever since Dave B was born and told his Mom "I see myself driving a piano", he became an unstoppable force playing piano and accordian at shopping malls all over the west coast. On the other side of town Drayfus Grayson kept the nuns at bay playing sweet tunes in class on his guitar purchased at Sears and Roebuck and dreaming about Marshall stacks. Years later, the two formed a band called the Young Danglers. Needless to say, they didn't get invited to play at any church functions. Fast forward to the year 2006. With internationally known drummer Paul Marangoni joining the group they have released their first album of clever, sometimes melancholy and catchy tunes. With a nod to Squeeze and XTC and with a lush George Martinesque production style, the Brothers Dimm hope you will enjoy "To Oblivion"



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Adam Waltemire Pop Garden Radio

It covers such a wide range of emotions it leaves the listener begging for more
To Oblivion is a fantastic album. It covers such a wide range of emotions and styles and leaves the listener begging for more.

From the opening thunderstorm in the album's title track to the pure beauty of the closing "Uncertainty," the Brothers Dimm prove to the world that there is still some wonderful Pop music being made out there by real musicians.

Vocalist Drayfus Grayson has a sweet and almost gentle approach to his delivery, not unlike Neil Finn and Wings-era Paul McCartney. If the vocals and harmonies on To Oblivion do not take you to another place, you are realy missing out on something wonderful.

Rounding out the brotherhood are keyboardist/arranging/backing vocalist David Bateman and drummer/percussionist/backing vocalist Paul Marangoni.

Standout tracks on the album include "Too Busy Shopping," "Probably Wrong," "Plumbing Day" and "Princess Whenever."

The Brothers Dimm are a group of extremely talented Pop musicians making great music, and after listening to To Oblivion, you'll most likely thank them for sharing their talents with us.

Richard Wolff

Pop music can be so lame, but it can also be so great
Open the windows and let the summer in. Looking, searching trawling the outer reaches of internet and beyond, well really mostly just looking at the new releases on CD Baby, you sometimes stumble upon a record that reinforces your faith in music and the good, not to say healing, power it can have on you.
The Brothers Dimm, a case in point. You read the blurb and see the references; you listen to the snatches of music they entice you to order the CD and sit back and wait. The CD comes to your house. You put it in the CD player. Hear nothing. Is the sound up? But wait an inventive intro all of a sudden releases a noise that leads into the first track, the title track To Oblivion. You are hooked. You play the whole CD several times. The overall atmosphere has you hooked. Yeah, the references seem to make sense. You play it again and again.
The songs start to come to the front. The whimsical, The Mystery Of The Vanishing Twirler, the cheesy keyboards and horns of Too Busy Shopping, the cautionary tale of Guardian Angel, the orchestral magnificence of Probably Wrong.
Like that well known band from Swindon, England The Brothers Dimm fulfill all the necessary requirements to be a great pop band. They are musician’s musicians, able to put their lyrical flights of fancy into pop songs. Pop is good! Pop can be so great!
By all means listen to the record on the headphones to catch all of the nuances.
Then discard the ‘phones turn the stereo to full blast open the doors and windows and let the summer in, or the summer out onto an unsuspecting world. Watch the neighbors nod with agreement.
Life can be good, Life can be great.

lynda b.

Charlie Kaufman Would Smile
I was cruising around on CD Baby, in a black mood from a breakup, when I discovered “To Oblivion” by the Brothers Dimm. Great tunes with a retro feel. Its plaintive-voiced singer reminded me of those early '60s British lads. And his yearning to wrest memory from its order pleased this fan of Charlie Kaufman’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”

From Full Speed in Reverse:
“I know every pothole here. By name, the sunny meadows just ahead, the jagged cliffs there at the end, and so I’m wondering if we shouldn’t just pull over and ask, is there a turnoff to take that doubles back to where we came here for..Won’t you break my heart first, let’s start at the end, and maybe we’ll end up where love begins….”

Took the words right out of my brain. Like aural chocolate for this wounded heart. ##

William Brooks

Great Pop tunes with humorous and introspective lyrics
A really good friend of mine heard some of the songs on the CD and loved it, so recommended it to me. I thought the songs were great! I really like the lyrics especially in Guardian Angel and Uncertainty. Have bought one for myself and one to pass along to a buddy!

william Tabanou

Uplifting sounding album, full of catchy pop melodies sustained with lyrics "a l
Since the current music trend has officially shifted back to the '80's, somewhat, this is a perfect addition to this movement. The Brothers Dimm have nailed it with their uplifting 1st album, full of catchy pop melodies sustained with lyrics "a la Smiths." XTC and Squeeze should nod in approval. Choice cuts to check out: Guardian Angel, Breaking Up The Act, and Uncertainty.

Alan Haber Pure Pop Radio

A breath of fresh air Top notch stuff all around!
I've just listened on CD Baby to the samples of songs from To Oblivion and I'm so very glad I did! The songs are a collective breath of fresh air, full of great, memorable melodies, hooks to spare, and great vocals. From the latter-day, 10cc-esque "Too Busy Shopping" to the gorgeous, McCartney-esque pure pop of "Probably Wrong" and the rhythmic masterpiece, wonderfully-arranged centerpiece of what I've heard so far (a most complex arrangement for a great,expectation-bending masterpiece of a song), "Princess Whenever." There is so much going on in this tune, my pick to click amongst the bunch. My listeners and readers will really go crazy over this one!The XTC- influenced "Everything About Love" is also a winner; the vocal sounds like Squeeze's Glenn Tillbrook, a very good thing. And of "Uncertainty" I can only say... just beautiful.Top-notch stuff all around.




a landmark recording!
every few years, i hear a cd that is so damn good, i put it in my mental musical shrine. roxy music's 'avalon, xtc's 'skylarking', crowded house, aimee mann's 'bachelor no. 2', gillian welch's 'time, the revelator'. well, make room kids, cause the brothers dimm's 'to oblivion' is your new roommate. the pop music gods are quite pleased right now, especially since they've had to suffer so much dreck. i am overjoyed and transfixed at the alter of the brothers dimm.


Totally fresh and comforably familiar at the same time... a great album!
What I love about this album is that it feels like a new album by a band I already loved... Or rather, like members of several of my favorite bands got together and decided to make an album. My favorite track is "Probably Wrong." It's the kind of song you find yourself humming in the car. If you like XTC or Sgt. Peppers-era beatles, pick it up. You won't be disappointed.

Tim McDonald

help! I can't stop listening!
Whew! Woooa! What time is? What day is? Whuhhh: you mean I've been sitting here in my chair with the headphones listening to the Brothers Dimm for a whole week? Thank God for that thunderstorm and power shortage shutting down the Hi Fi or that CD would still be playing!
Talk about CATCHY tunes: Clever lyrics, lavish production value, Pure POP FUN! Brothers Dimm deliver with a wide range of themes and moods from the morose "Breaking up the Act" to the piffle silly "Too Busy Shopping" and all points in between. Catch the clever lyrics, especially on "Guardian Angel" and "Probably Wrong". Find Spiritual yearning in "Uncertainty" (one GREAT SONG!), and heartbreak in "Full Speed in Reverse".

I haven't listened to a set of songs as altogether compelling as "Oblivion" since....well...I don't know when!
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