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Dumb

Dumb is the new smart. Don’t believe us? Look no further than this ridiculously prolific Vancouver quartet, who have somehow cracked the code on including quality with their quantity. Over the last two years, Dumb have self-released three albums of quirky, frenetic post-punk. While others might go stale, however, the band seems to break new ground with each new idea.

Enter Seeing Green, the band’s first full-length for Mint Records. The album’s 14 tracks were produced by Jordan Koop (Wolf Parade, You Say Party, the Courtneys) at the Noise Floor on Gabriola Island, BC. While it’s the band’s first time working on this relatively larger scale, Koop’s production has simply crystallized their ideas.

The result is a batch of songs that sound both urgent and timeless, referencing classic post-punk projects like DEVO, Pylon or the Mekons while placing them nicely within the pantheon of Canadian contemporaries like Ought, Fountain and Freak Heat Waves.

Musically, Seeing Green’s jagged guitars and punchy rhythm section lay a perfect basis for their lyrics, all of which explore the inherent absurdity of modern life. As frontman Franco Rossino says, “The album revolves around a confused and angry young person unknowingly being tossed around by the same western capitalist conditioning that we’ve all been raised on. Green in this sense refers to being a novice, as well as to money, envy, and growth. It’s meant to be somewhat of a self-aware exaggeration of some feelings in our every day lives that we often don’t want to admit to and may even lie to ourselves about.”

At times paranoid and other times exuberant, Seeing Green dares you to dance and deconstruct. It’s a trim, explosive collection of songs that suggests these four will be cranking out hits for years to come. It’s time to get Dumb.

Seeing Green is available on coloured vinyl, CD and Cassette on June 22, 2018.

 

 

Dumb is Franco Rossino (guitar, vocals), Shelby Vredik (bass), Nick Short (guitar) and Pipé Morelli (drums).

Upcoming Shows

Friday June 22, 2018
Commonwealth (Main Floor) - Calgary, AB, Canada
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Saturday June 23, 2018
Broken City - Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Thursday June 28, 2018
Pop Tavern - Portland, Oregon, USA
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Friday June 29, 2018
TBA - San Francisco, California, USA
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Saturday June 30, 2018
Octopus Literary Salon - Oakland, California, USA
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Sunday July 1, 2018
The Smell - Los Angeles, California, USA
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Monday July 2, 2018
The Lunchbox - Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Tuesday July 3, 2018
Corpus Arts - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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Wednesday July 4, 2018
Ten Pen - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
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Thursday July 5, 2018
Noogy House - Denton, Texas, USA
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Friday July 6, 2018
Beerland - Austin, Texas, USA
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Saturday July 7, 2018
Bank Street Bar - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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Monday July 9, 2018
The Nick - Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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Tuesday July 10, 2018
The Cobra - Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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Wednesday July 11, 2018
Star Bar - Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Thursday July 12, 2018
The Cave - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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Friday July 13, 2018
Planet Phitness - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Saturday July 14, 2018
Tundra Dome - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Monday July 16, 2018
Alphaville - Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Tuesday July 17, 2018
Mercury Lounge - Manhattan, New York, USA
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Wednesday July 18, 2018
Le Sottorenea - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Friday July 20, 2018
Pressed - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Saturday July 21, 2018
The Beguiling - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Sunday July 22, 2018
TBD - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Tuesday July 24, 2018
Comet Residency - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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Wednesday July 25, 2018
Resource Fibre - Bloomington, Indiana, USA
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Thursday July 26, 2018
Margaritaville - Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Friday July 27, 2018
Kinder Garden - Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Saturday July 28, 2018
Dead Media - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Sunday July 29, 2018
AHS Arlington - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Monday July 30, 2018
TBD - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Tuesday July 31, 2018
The Palomino - Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Thursday August 2, 2018
Milkcrate Records - Kelowna, BC, Canada
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