Dumb Talk – ‘S/T’ LP
When I say that Dumb Talk makes slacker pop I’m not trying to put the band down. But everything about this band speaks to the adolescent limbo that we all go through before reaching adulthood. Heck, ”Nineteen”, the opening track from the band’s upcoming self-titled album is all about being a kid and feeling lazy and apathetic:
I’m too lazy to go alone, I’m too lazy to just stay home.
It’s this somewhat juvenile, devil-may-care attitude that flavors the entire album. It’s a portrait of growing up in small town America with established hang-out spots, day-to-day high school life, and being up to no good with the same old group of friends on the weekends. It’s just that in Dumb Talk‘s case that particular group of friends also happen to be bandmates. Their music is a simple pleasure with catchy melodies and homegrown production value that all adds up to something wholly appealing.
I talked with vocalist/guitarist William Smith a bit about the recording process. Here’s what he had to say:
this was was the first album we recorded in a studio, and basically the first album we wrote. the song writing was a bit more complicated than the first ep we put out. we recorded with our friend in a studio about an hour away from us. we would go to the studio about every other friday from 4 pm – 2 am or until we would get sick of each other. the whole recording process took about 2 months.
Dumb Talk will be released on 12″ vinyl on August 31 through Miscreant Records. The band will also be playing a record release show on September 7 with The Babies, LVL UP, and The Hiya Dunes. If you’re in the SUNY Purchase area you can get the details for the show right here.