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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

Sunday July 22, 2018
TBD - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tuesday July 24, 2018
Comet Residency - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Wednesday July 25, 2018
Resource Fibre - Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Thursday July 26, 2018
Margaritaville - Chicago, Illinois, USA
Friday July 27, 2018
Kinder Garden - Chicago, Illinois, USA
Saturday July 28, 2018
Dead Media - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Sunday July 29, 2018
AHS Arlington - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Monday July 30, 2018
Witch Mansion - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Tuesday July 31, 2018
The Palomino - Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Thursday August 2, 2018
Milkcrate Records - Kelowna, BC, Canada