The Dumb Easies
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The Dumb Easies

Bowling Green, Ohio, United States | INDIE

Bowling Green, Ohio, United States | INDIE
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"Love! Love! Love! album review"

"35 years after the first Ramones record came out and it’s still a landmark of punk innovation and youthful energy. Fast-forward to 2012, somewhere just south of Detroit in Northern Ohio. The Dumb Easies take the torch, add some earlier and later influences, and throw Love Love Love (Cytoblast Records) right in our face. 11 catchy-as-hell tracks of bubble-gum rock and roll like the Ramones – and the bands that influenced them – used to make.

Cory Andricks leads the Easies on a rolling journey through the history of real rock and roll and they don’t miss a beat. They would have fit right in on a bill with the Go Go’s circa 1981, or with the Undertones a few years earlier. They should have contributed a track to Grease and had a guest spot on the Sha Na Na Show. The dual background vocals of Ted Trumann and Kaela Thomas take you back to the Do-Wop bands of the 50s while supporting Andrick’s part Gene Vincent, part Jonathan Richmond baritone.

Love Love Love is a collection of hooky 4 chord numbers with scorching post-punk guitar riffs and sometimes anthemetic, sometimes understated choruses over a bed of classic song structures. They venture into power-pop territory occasionally too, keeping the sound fresh and frisky. Fading Away is my pick here for best track, but there’s not a runt in the litter. The album is an easy listen from front to back and when it’s over you’re kinda disappointed – wanting just one or two more. The hooks keep you humming along and tapping your toes for hours. This one’s a winner. Get your copy today at Amazon, iTunes." - MotorCityRocks.com


"Love! Love! Love! album review"

"...Now that their CD Love ! Love! Love! has landed in my CD player I'm kicking myself for not catching them sooner.11 Songs of masterful pop sweetness. Not the kind of drivel that hit the top 40 these days as pop. This is 70's style ,updated a bit with some punk bad assery lurking beneath the melodies. But seriously this record would belong right next to K-Tel 20 Power Hits Comp's you could only get through TV back in the days of Archie Bunker and George Jefferson. Take Joey Ramone ,with one part Bay City Rollers,a sprinkle of Suzi Quatro and garnish it with Redd Kross then you have just an idea what these cats and kitties are like. Marvelous production gives equal weight to instruments,lead vox and background vox alike which must have been no small feat with so much going on in each song.I don't have many bubble gummy, stick sweet pop Cd's in my collection but Love ! Love! Love ! is going into it happily..." - Punk Globe Magazine


"Love! Love! Love! album review"

As tasty and bouncy as fresh bubblegum, this perfectly snazzy debut album delivers eleven tracks worth of straight-up no-bullshit rock’n’roll racket that happily eschew pretense in favor of just immediately gettin’ down to stirring and spirited brass tacks. The guitars grind up a fierce storm, the basslines churn away with equal relentless ferocity, and the drums lay down a mighty primordial steamrolling beat. Meanwhile, the vocals are quite lively and rousing. The plain-spoken simplicity of the songwriting rates as the yummy cherry on an already delicious sonic cake. It’s the extremely basic and uncomplicated quality of this music which in turn gives it a substantial breezy’n’easy charm. - Jersey Beat


"The Dumb Easies douse the OT in refreshing rock"

"If more bands were making the kind of big, fun, sexy rock n’ roll The Dumb Easies belt out effortlessly, the current state of rock music – certainly on the local level – might seem less dire. A mixture of ‘70s New York punk, a dose of heavy Ramones influence, and throwback ‘50s rock and doo-wop vocals executed with a rowdy ‘90s grunge energy – The Dumb Easies are making some of the most familiarly original music you’ve heard in years. The band’s new record, “Love! Love! Love!” has the feel of a nostalgic rock club, a high school dance, and a Sunset Strip-cruising Saturday night all at once. You can check out a few tracks from the album on their Facebook page here. Look for the full release on iTunes and Amazon." - Toledo.com


"Featured band of the Week"

Live Broadcast Clip - 100.3 Sound FM (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)


Discography

Self-titled, self-released full length CD 2008
"Love! Love! Love!" full length CD 2012, Cytoblast Records:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love!-love!-love!/id514466284?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

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Since the release of Love! Love! Love! on Cytoblast Records in April of 2012, The Dumb Easies have been getting airplay in Canada & almost every state in the USA, charting alongside Jack White & Alabama Shakes on college radio. The recently had the pleasure of playing at the notorious Arlene's Grocery in NYC in June, 2012. The album was mastered by grammy award winning mastering engineer, Brian Lucey, known most recently for his work with the Black Keys and on the new Shins records. Motorcityrocks.com described the album as “A collection of hooky 4 chord numbers with scorching post-punk guitar riffs and sometimes anthemic, sometimes understated choruses over a bed of classic song structures.” The single "Fading Away" is the band's first music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHAs-koXzMU