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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

Sunday June 16, 2019
Red Gate (Record Release Show) - Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Thursday June 20, 2019
McHugh House - Calgary, AB, Canada
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Friday June 21, 2019
The Commonwealth - Calgary, AB, Canada
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Saturday June 22, 2019
The Capitol - Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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Sunday June 23, 2019
The Handsome Daughter - Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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Monday June 24, 2019
Kitty Cat Club - Minneapolis, MN, USA
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Tuesday June 25, 2019
The Burlington - Chicago, IL, USA
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Wednesday June 26, 2019
Rhizome - Washington, D.C., USA
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Thursday June 27, 2019
Cousin Danny's - Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Friday June 28, 2019
Alphaville - Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Saturday June 29, 2019
House - Providence, RI, USA
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Sunday June 30, 2019
La Sottorenea - Montreal, QC, Canada
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Monday July 1, 2019
The Baby G - Toronto, ON, Canada
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Tuesday July 2, 2019
The Beaconsfield - Detroit, MI, USA
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Wednesday July 3, 2019
The Venue - Eau Claire, WI, USA
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Thursday July 4, 2019
The Castle - Madison, WI, USA
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Friday July 5, 2019
The Aquarium - Fargo, ND, USA
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Saturday July 6, 2019
The Exchange - Regina, SK, Canada
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Thursday August 1, 2019
Fortune Sound Club - Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Friday October 4, 2019
Swamp - Freiburg, Germany
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Saturday October 5, 2019
Rothaus - Zurich, Switzerland
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Sunday October 6, 2019
Deep Inside - Dijon, France
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Tuesday October 8, 2019
Lune Froide - Nantes, France
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Wednesday October 9, 2019
Bistrot de la Cité - Rennes, France
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Thursday October 10, 2019
La Boule Noir - Paris, France
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Friday October 11, 2019
Hy Brasil - Bristol, UK
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Saturday October 12, 2019
Shacklewell Arms - London, UK
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Sunday October 13, 2019
The Eagle Inn - Manchester, UK
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Monday October 14, 2019
Broadcast - Glasgow, UK
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Tuesday October 15, 2019
Wheatsheaf - Oxford, UK
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Wednesday October 16, 2019
The Hope & Ruin - Brighton, UK
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Thursday October 17, 2019
Charlatan - Ghent, Belgium
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Friday October 18, 2019
Rotown - Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Saturday October 19, 2019
Molotow - Hamburg, Germany
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Monday October 21, 2019
Tape - Aarhus, Denmark
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Wednesday October 23, 2019
Schokoladen - Berlin, Germany
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Thursday October 24, 2019
Bumann & Sohn - Cologne, Germany
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