Dim Wit
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Dim Wit

Portland, OR | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | SELF

Portland, OR | SELF
Established on Jan, 2016
Duo Rock Pop


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Portland duo Dim Wit – comprised of Jeff Tuyay and Tyler Verigin – premiere their latest track “Carpool Tunnel Syndrome” with us. Right now. A jazz-meets-surf pop, vibey track, Tuyay’s vocals reach Prince-like octaves. In fact, it can only be described as seductive as he half whispers, half croons the lyrics. The song is definitely unique, and will undoubtedly serve as a conversation piece at your next party.

Where you WILL play it. Because it’s incredible. - Impose Magazine


Similar to those ‘92 feels The Game and Princess Nokia been poppin’ this 2016, Dim Wit vibes along the same wavelength, maybe just on another station. Maybe this is a little more white-peep angst, but it works, no? Well, their new single, “Wow Ow Now” is controlled exasperated yells melodically bridging gaps between chorus and verse via instrumentals gliding with vocals that glisten. Like making a mega-group of Marcy Playground, Breeders, and Hole, Dim Wit drops sound like napalm on the buds as if corded, personal musical enjoyment is still not retro. So dust off the biggest pair of headphones you’ve got, rip a hole in your favorite pair of jeans (YES IN OCTOBER!), strap on an unbuttoned flannel, and veggie on that youth. “Wow Ow Now” is the gibberish you need. Supplier on 100 with Dim Wit: - Tiny Mix Tapes

"Portland Bands to Listen to Vol. 3"

If you’re into safe, between the lines music with smooth edges sanded to a tee, this isn’t the band for you. The two-piece band packs a punch of spunk and energy, overstepping the boundaries of music normalities. On the other hand, if you enjoy watching two grungy dudes dance around in wigs and kick out some funky punk, you might find yourself getting down to their tunes on November 13th at Valentines. - do503

"Newcomer of the Week"

Every week, we scratch the internet to dig up and present you a music newcomer we truly believe in. Today, let’s meet Dim Wit, a “funky jazzy poppy punk” two-piece based out of Portland (Oregon).
The duo’s music is mainly inspired by the 90s and by acts such as Modest Mouse, Pavement, Talking Heads, or Nirvana, with a modest configuration. It sounds both lighthearted and dark; A kind of clean pocket-grunge. They don’t have the furious guitars, but the spirit is here!

On their first single “Wow Ow Now”, the screams and the drums remain cute and inoffensive. In fact, the band labeled this first single as “Comedy” on Soundcloud. But think again, the danger doesn’t come from any kind of anger or rage, but from the infectivity of the jam.

We had the opportunity to interview the two characters and the least we can say is that they have a bit of humor.

1) Can you introduce Dim Wit?

Dim Wit is Tyler Verigin (of Moon By You, Lola Buzzkill, Reptaliens, and probably a handful of other bands he’s secretly playing in) on drums and Jeff Tuyay on guitar and attempted vocals.

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Photo by Marlee Meghan Banta
2) How would you describe your music and influences?

The most direct influences are probably 90’s jams. Both of the radio and indie rock/pop variety. But we listen to all sorts of stuff and it filters it’s way in one way or another.

3) The first track which is taken from your debut Lp “Self-Release” is “Wow Ow Now”. What is WOW for you NOW?

Well, the new “Black Mirror” episodes are really WOW.

4) What can we expect from your debut album “Self-Release”?

Expect the expected with 11 (secretly 12) songs recorded with our good friend and sometimes live drummer Hadrian Kindt (of Fire Nuns and Prison Dress and probably a handful of other bands he’s secretly playing with).

5) Can you share something funny about the creation of the LP?

We recorded an LP. Hehehe! - Highclouds


Still working on that hot first release.



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