In Regards to Lady Cole
DeFault Outfit is a straight ahead, take only the clothes on your back, unpredictable journey for the masses. Just before committing to the sound of a windows-down road trip, it abruptly shifts towards the ethereal feel of a lonely midnight ride, making sure to make the necessary stops along the way. The pristine acoustics lead the navigation through the pop landscape, buoyed up by waves of gritty distortion. The barrage of beats pushing each track forward encourages the efforts with playful determination. Riding freely upon the sound are the vocals of a desperate passenger, hoping to reach land, but seemingly afraid to get off. With the dramatic ambitions of Grace-period Jeff Buckley, and the presence of a more optimistic Counting Crows, DeFault Outfit played it's first chords before a live audience on Halloween 2001. The band's commitment to thrilling, layered shows has vaulted them to the Boston-area's most venerable stages and venues throughout the Northeast. In November, 2002, the band released it's 12-track debut LP, Casual City. The response was overwhelming. DeFault Outfit sold out shows at the famed rooms of Bill's Bar and Middle East, all the while garnering consistent critical acclaim. On January 2, 2003, Boston's largest circulation newspaper, The Boston Metro, featured DeFault Outfit and their wildly successful debut. Recently, the band was selected to showcase at the 2004 NEMO Music Conference, where they played on Friday evening at the Middle East to a capacity crowd. Lead vocalist and bassist, Tom Richards, has been likened to, 'John Waite at his best,' by The Noise, while Northeast Performer proclaimed DeFault Outfit, 'one of the better bands you've heard in a while.' DeFault Outfit released their third CD, Heading Toward the Light in 2006.