Hailing from Vancouver, Canadian four-piece Dumb have recently released “Beef Hits”, the latest single from their upcoming album “Club Nites”, which is due out on June 7. Coming in at just over two minutes, there is a snarl and boisterousness from the Dumb that is reminiscent of the likes of Bodgea and Parquet Courts. The band hits you with cutting lyrics on their tracks, perfectly matched with a frenetic, punchy rhythm to forge a brash sound reminiscent of 80s punk.
Multi-genre music blog BrooklynVegan best described Dumb as making “loud, snotty, smartass indie rock with wirey guitars and buckets of attitude. It’s like a whole band made of Jimbos from The Simpsons,” and “Beef Hits” certainly lives up to that description.
Dumb are good at plenty of things, but relaxing isn’t one of them. The Vancouver quartet write feverish tunes at a frantic pace, delivering catchy post-punk songs in two-minute blasts of wiry riffs and indignant social critiques. Less than a year since they signed to Mint Records for their 2018 album “Seeing Green”, they have their latest full-length album on the way, “Club Nites”.
As the title indicates, “Club Nites” is a collection of narratives drawn from the nightlife ecosystem. Dumb Attempt to break from the romanticised version of “the club” as seen on TV. Instead, the album depicts a bleak social setting, where we hone in on otherwise petty details in order to reveal the cracks that the silver screen forgot to fill. You can get a further peek at the first track “Club Nites”, aptly named after the album.