Led by singer/songwriter Robb Benson, Dear John Words can be an alternative pop/rock and roll and indie rock-band using a knack for introspective, contemplative, and emotionally complex lyrics. Musically, Dear John Words is normally melodic and tuneful — despite the fact that the band’s thought-provoking lyrics don’t often walk out their way to become available, the melodies are easy to soak up. Dear John Words’ main affects consist of R.E.M., Elvis Costello, David Bowie, as well as the Beatles — that’s, the Beatles’ post-1965 function (such as for example Let It End up being, Sgt. Pepper’s Unhappy Hearts Club Music group, Abbey Road, as well as the Light Album) a lot more than their early- to middle-’60s recordings. Which combination of affects makes sense considering just how much the Fab Four inspired R.E.M., Costello, and Bowie (aswell simply because countless others — American, United kingdom, and in any other case). Benson provides resided in the Pacific Northwest his life time. The vocalist/songwriter was created in Support Vernon, WA, and he was energetic on the Seattle rock and roll picture at least half of a decade prior to the formation of Dear John Words. In the middle-’90s, Benson created a Seattle-based alterna-rock music group known as the Nevada Bachelors, which obtained a little but enthusiastic cult pursuing in the Pacific Northwest. After documenting two albums for the PopLlama label (Carrots & ETC and Hello Jupiter), the Nevada Bachelors split up — and Benson continued to record a five-song single EP titled Tunes About Tunes. But Benson experienced no need to be a full-time solo designer; by 2000, he previously created Dear John Characters. The band’s 1st two albums — Rewriting the Wrongs in 2000 and Unbroken in 2002 — had been released around the Roam label and experienced limited distribution. From then on, Dear John Characters enjoyed far better distribution when the music group signed using the impartial, Los Angeles-based Foodchain Information (which have been the home from the all-female metallic/punk music group Betty Blowtorch). In 2003, Foodchain released Tales of Our Lives, Dear John Characters’ 1st Foodchain launch and third recording overall. Becoming a member of Benson in Dear John Characters are bassist Richard Davidson, drummer Cassady Laton, and guitarist Johnny Sangster, who’s also known for his are a maker/engineer aswell for his acoustic guitar playing. Furthermore to dealing with well-known rings just like the Posies and Mudhoney, Sangster created the 1st Nevada Bachelors recording and Benson’s Tunes About Tunes EP. Benson and Sangster also have worked together being a duo; their duet task Sangster Fits Benson Benson Matches Sangster (released on Roam in 2002) was documented between Rewriting the Wrongs and Tales of Our Lives.