LABEL: Thrill Jockey
CAT NO: THRILL548LPX
01. JFK Speedwagon
02. Barn Burner (You Boys Quit Whippin’ Those Whips)
03. I Want to Punch Bruce Springsteen in the Dick
05. Donkey Punch
06. Juice Pig
07. Kid Spock
08. Quadruple ZZ Top
09. False Floor
10. Magic Cruel Bus
BUMMER – Dead Horse
LP – Indies Exclusive Limited Grey/Blue Vinyl
(Includes Inner Sleeve + download code.)
Kansas City trio BUMMER mirror the absurdity of modern life with a balance of dark humour, dejected nihilism and righteous fury. Their music spills out in torrents of skull-crushing riffs, gargantuan bass and caustic howls delivered at breakneck speed with gleeful abandon.
Following their split 7” with long-time friends The Body, which teased a more focused, lean sound for the group, ‘Dead Horse’ hones BUMMER’s auditory desolation and scathing gaze to laser-point precision.
In eleven short vignettes the quartet lay waste to everything in their path, penning a vitriolic overview of life in the American Midwest, a surprising blend of onestar Trip Advisor review and insightful cultural critique.
“[BUMMER] puts the ‘power’ in power trio as they play a raw and primal form of aggressive music that splits the difference between ‘Bleach’-era Nirvana and the early, primitive thrash of Slayer. It’s aggressive and inyour- face, but doesn’t skimp on melody, making their songs memorable. So, there is power and a bit of precision to what they do. A whole lot of volume, too.” – New Noise Magazine
See below for tracklisting…