Dumbing It Down


Australian songwriter Adam Harding teams with Lou Barlow (Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr., Folk Implosion), Dale Crover (Melvins), Bobb Bruno (Best Coast), and others…and BOOM.  Old indie rock fans rejoice in the glorious noise.  Dumb Numbers came to be from a Harding/Barlow collaboration on a soundtrack cut a few years ago.  On August 6th, they finally put the pieces together to bring us Dumb Numbers on Joyful Noise Recordings.

The record is a hazy, buzzing disaster..and I can’t stop playing it.  There’s not a minute of down time when a network of talented friends with deep musical roots get together to cut a record like this.  It’s dialed in and loud as fuck.  I’ve gotten away from rock and roll a bit lately, and this one made me reach for a handful of records I’d basically forgotten.

Harding brings the semi-autobiographical last five years of his life to us via 9 oddball tracks worthy of spin after spin.  You can get the badass electric blue vinyl here http://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/dumb-numbers-st.html. The disc is available through the site and digitally on iTunes etc.  Enjoy.


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