Dummy announce Dumb EPs compilation – pre-order now

We are excited to announce the release of Dumb EPs, a compilation of the first two EPs by LA-based band Dummy, which will be released on vinyl on September 2.

The 11 tracks have been especially remastered for vinyl by Simon Scott from Slowdive and will be available on translucent green vinyl or a Bandcamp-exclusive toxic yellow version.

Pre-order the Dumb EPs compilation

After a tip-off from our friend Matt Wilkinson, we bought the Dummy EP from Bandcamp after its release by Maryland punk label Pop Wig back in May 2020 and then the follow-up EP2, which came out in November of the same year via Chicago’s Born Yesterday records. It was also through one of the band’s regular Bandcamp email updates that we first heard Horsegirl. Everything is connected.

Anyway, since we agreed to give the previously tape and digital-only EPs their first outing on vinyl, the band went on to record their debut album, Mandatory Enjoyment, which came out via Trouble In Mind and was one of the finest releases of 2021 and they’ve just put out the excellent single ‘Mono Retriever’ through the Sub Pop Singles Club.

Together, the 11 tracks manage to show off all of the band’s broad range of influences – from Stereolab-style drone-pop to baroque psych, chamber folk, noisy shoegaze and Japanese ambient and new age – which have made them one of the most exciting new bands to come out of the US for years.

“We remain super proud of these EPs,” says the band’s Joe Trainor. “They were mostly self-recorded, and we were still discovering our sound and each other as a group. Mandatory Enjoyment wouldn’t sound the way it sounded if it weren’t for all the time and trial and error we spent on the EPs.”

The band are currently making waves touring the US with Horsegirl and Lifeguard and have caused an inexplicable Twitter storm thanks to a Bandcamp tour diary by Mariana Timony where they shared their very reasonable views on the importance of the music community and DIY culture.

After previous cancellations, they are “extremely hyped” to be playing the following UK and EU tour dates in September and October:

September 8 – Hamburg, DE – Aalhaus

September 9 – Aarhus, DK – Studenterhuset

September 11 – Goteborg, SE – Andra Langgatans Skivhandel

September 12 – Stockholm, SE – Melodybox

September 14 – Malmo, SE – Plan B

September 15 – Berlin, DE – Schokoladen

September 17 – Halle, DE – Huhnermanhatta

September 18 – Koln, DE – Buman & Sohnn

September 20 – London, UK – Studio 9294

September 21 – Bristol, UK – The Lanes

September 22 – Brighton, UK – Komedia

September 23 – Leeds, UK – Headrow House

September 24 – Manchester, UK – YES

September 25 – Amsterdam, NL  – Indiestadt Festival

September 26 – Rotterdam, NL – V11

September 27 – Luxembourg, LUX – Rotondes

September 28 – Colmar, FR – Le Grillen

September 29 – Paris, FR – L’International

September 30 – Rennes, FR – L’antipode

October 1 – Toulouse, FR – Le Ravelin

October 2 – Donosti, ES – Dabadaba

October 4 – Barcelona, ES – Sala Upload

October 5 – Lyon, FR – Le Sonic

October 7 – Como, IT – Joshua Blues

October 8 – Baden, CH – One and One Day of a Million