From the Promoter
Comes and Goes, available now through AudioNest, marks the return of Default. The album is full of hook-laden choruses, thunderous drumming, powerful riffs and frontman Dallas Smithʼs most inspiring and personal lyrics yet. On Comes And Goes, Default sounds like a band with something to prove, and for good reason. “The album was originally supposed to come out in the spring of 2008” states Smith, “but our former label, TVT Records, went out of business that February.” “It was a mixed bag of emotions,” adds bassist Dave Benedict. “It almost feels like youʼre reborn again and youʼre taking your first steps, and whoʼs going to hold your hand to help you learn how to walk again?”
So Default kept busy moving forward, eventually signing a deal with AudioNest, the new label formed by heavy weight management firm Union Entertainment Group (Nickelback, Hinder, Red). “We have worked with Union for ten years now” says Smith. “We are very excited to get this record out with someone we trust.”
The band has kept busy on the road as well including tours with Three Days Grace and The Used and festivals in the US and Canada. In March of 2010, the band played to over 7,000 Canadian and international troops as part of "Team Canada", a group of musicians, NHL Alumni, TV celebrities and Lord Stanley's cup. “I really thought that trip brought the band together,” says Dallas. “Because weʼd been stagnate we really wanted something cool and different to happen for us. We just really got into being a band again. And I think that trip really saved us.”
Defaultʼs career got off to a decidedly more auspicious start when they were discovered by Nickelbackʼs Chad Kroeger shortly after forming in Vancouver back in 1999. Kroegerʼs interest in their demo led him to lend his support to the production of their debut album. The Fallout (2001) boasted strong singles like “Deny”, “Count On Me” and “Wasting My Time”, the latter of which was a hit at both Canadian and American radio earning the band an award for over 600,000 BDS Certified spins. A Juno for Best New Group followed in 2002, and The Fallout was certified platinum (one million copies sold) in the States in 2003.