The New Dumb

The New Dumb

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Officially, The New Dumb is a three-piece indie/punk/rock band from Allston, MA. People who enjoy the following bands may also enjoy The New Dumb (the key word here is may!): pixies, mclusky, fugazi, the hives, electric six, ween, devo, misfits and the ramones.

Biography

The New Dumb is a three-piece indie/punk/rock band from Allston, MA. The band was formed in 2003. In their set of short and loud stripped-down, dance-worthy rock numbers, you’ll find a sharply developed Ween-ish sense of humor that will warm even the coldest of hearts. And with songs about things like metrosexual narcissism, Canadian (and American) news anchormen, and visually impaired bears, they make sure that there’s a little something for everyone. Earplugs strongly recommended.
People who enjoy the following bands may also enjoy The New Dumb (the key word here is may!): pixies, mclusky, fugazi, the hives, liars (the first album, that is), the electric six, ween, weezer, les savy fav, eagles of death metal, the misfits, art brut, the ramones, talking heads, gang of four, and devo.

Reviews of 2006's "This Could be Disastrous"

"This recording should be played loud and often."
- The Noise, October 2006

"[the new dumb]...manage to take us by surprise at each attempt with their singular songwriting style, offering up the essence of punk in a contemporary offshoot that is definitely worth hearing."
-New England Performer, December 2006

"It's clear The New Dumb would rather be singing about pure randomness then about the typical love and heartbreak of most indie bands of today. And with that band name, it's obvious the members aren't pretentious...The result: a great EP that needs to be played loud-with the bass up-to be truly appreciated."
- The Berkeley Beacon (Emerson College), October 2006

Lyrics

Colossal

Written By: The New Dumb

colossal
i get you in my lexus
cause that's where the success is
you know you'll really go far
breathin' in the leather seats of my car

you came in here dreaming
but they just try the theiving
i get the funny feeling
you're something to believe in

and so it goes
that's where it goes wrong
these people aren't your friends
but they might just be with you in the end

hey baby it's all right
the dress is so skin tight
i hope i don't get in a fight
about the way you look tonight

you'll be among the best dear
that's all they have around here
and after all the bullshit
I'm starting to believe it

and so it goes
that's where it goes wrong
these people aren't your friends
but they might just be with you in the end

so bend em if you got it
oh yeah
and baby you got it
the lex is what you wanted
so go ahead and flaunt it

and so it goes
that's where it goes wrong
oh yeah
i might not be your friend
but i might just be with you in the end

Rather

Written By: The New Dumb

rather
listen
i've made nearly ever mistake in the book
but my attitude when you go into stories
is we go into 'em together
and we come out the other end together

most people would rather smile
but dan rather's been around a while
the airwaves are getting thick
so that i can't barely breath

and i don't really care what you think
don't care if you're with the ratings
don't care if you're with the network
cause i'm saying goodbye to all of this

cause i've been breaking up
story after story
yeah i've been breaking up
story after story

most people would stop and think
but dan rather could use a drink
the airwaves are getting thick
so that i start to feel sick

and i don't really care what you think
don't care if you're with the ratings
don't care if you're with the network
cause i'm saying goodbye to CBS

cause i've been breaking up
story after story
and what's the thanks i get?
a broken TV set

yeah i've been breaking up
story after story
and what's the thanks i get?
a broken TV set

Cross-Eyed Bear

Written By: The New Dumb

cross eyed bear

too bad you got in your head
instead of somewhere else instead
like you know you should

you're with your woodland friends
until the summer ends
and winter came to hibernate

and i said oh
whoa oh
whoa oh oh
is how i feel

the cold has got you down
too bad you cant just fly south
like the birds and bees
honey

you know life just ain't fair
when you're a cross-eyed bear
alone in a cave
and can't see straight

and i said oh
whoa oh
whoa oh oh
is how i feel

and i said oh
whoa oh
whoa oh oh
is how i feel

is how i feel

cause i'm a cross eyed bear.

Discography

2006 - This Could Be Disastrous EP
2004 - My Mom Has 20 Copies EP

Set List

This Could Be Disastrous Tracklisting:
1. Princess
2. Cross-Eyed Bear
3. Rather
4. Awfully Good
5. Colossal
6. Unbelievably Unsuccesful

Frequent Covers
Kylie Minogue: "Can't Get You Out of My Head"
Devo: "Uncontrollable Urge"
Misfits: "Where Eagles Dare"
Pixies: "Gigantic"
LCD Soundsystem: "The New Dumb is playing at my house" [formerly daft punk]