An album that’s already being mighty hyped going into the fourth quarter of 2021 (what the hell, how are we here already) is Dummy’s upcoming debut LP, Mandatory Enjoyment, out October 22nd via Trouble In Mind. They caused a little noise last year, dropping a few EPs, but the two singles they’ve put out from this LP is sending some red alerts in the “good music” zone of the world.
The songs are explosive yet maintain an element of robotic restraint, all layered with several gauzy sheets of psychedelic sweetness. The balance of dancey electronics mixed with bright, almost shoegaze-like rock instrumentation is a fine one – a lot of bands can’t get the mixture right and Dummy nails it. They remind me of a few different bands, all of whom I like. It also sounds like it would be a blast to see live. All fantastic signs of good things to come. Don’t be a Dummy – don’t sleep on this freakin’ band! I’m sorry.
Mandatory Enjoyment is out October 22 via Trouble In Mind. Pre-order it HERE.