James Dean Kindle has been writing songs since his teenage years and cut his teeth early on in a punk band called The Sick Kids (with childhood friend Paul Collins who now plays in the band Beirut.) He continued his solo career living at times in Portland, Eugene, Or., and Richland, Wa. often playing with a revolving cast of backing bands as well as a stint as a member of alt-country rockers Blue Is Cold. When he returned to Pendleton, his long-time friends Matt, Brian and Peter naturally came together to back him up on a few songs for shows. The chemistry was familiar and soon The Eastern Oregon Playboys were formed. On his own, JD has shared showbills with artists like Pete Krebs, The Helio Sequence, Calvin Johnson, Laura Gibson and Jason Webley and with the band he's played with Point Juncture, Wa., Blitzen Trapper and in 2008, opened for Beirut at a sold-out show at Portland's Crystal Ballroom. James Dean Kindle and the Eastern Oregon Playboys have enjoyed tremendous response from audiences of all ages while playing venues from dive-bars, coffee shops and house parties to rodeo arenas, water parks and even medium-security prisons for inmates on good-behavior (No joke!) Two tracks from their new album have already been featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting. With all this behind them and a full-length in the bag, the band has begun recording songs for their next installment of their Depravity Hymnal.