Default - Elocation Along with Rake and Theory of a Dead Man, Default is one of several baby Nickelbacks—spawned by Chad Kroeger’s hoser-rock empire. The Vancouver band’s second CD repeats the formula of its hit single, “Wasting My Time,” mixing bone-crunching riffs with Dallas Smith’s hyper-emotive vocals. Produced by Rick Parasher (Pearl Jam), Butch Walker (Sevendust) and Kroeger himself, it features more songs like “Taking My Life Away” and “All She Wrote” that mistake histrionics for passion.