Dumbed Down (LP)

Tankcrimes - 15 €

Dumbed Down, the last full-length from Cleveland, Ohio-based hardcore unit FUCK YOU PAY ME [FYPM], led by underground hardcore icon/wrestling aficionado Tony Erba (Face Value, H100’s, Gordon Solie Mother Fuckers, 9 Shocks Terror), is finally available for sale. Self-described as, “fast, negative, anthemic dark hardcore done correctly,” the band likening their output to the sounds of, “economic desperation; the wrong color on a pregnancy test; dropping your phone into the shitter; 3:17 AM at Steve’s Hot Dogs…,” FUCK YOU PAY ME spews forth classic hardcore inspired by the likes of BGK, The Pagans, Negative Approach, and Discharge all punctuated by Erba’s signature vocals and charmingly boorish disposition. “Erba is a guy who has both studied and experienced what makes the rust belt hardcore scene the dysfunctional and chaotic thing of beauty that it is,” said Noisey of Erba. Dumbed Down was captured at Negative Space in Cleveland by John Delzoppo (Murderedman) and mastered at Mammoth Sound in Santa Cruz, California by Dan Randall (Ghoul, Toxic Holocaust). Adds Erba, “The title of the record is apt. It’s faster, simpler, and less ‘cerebra,l’ lyrically, than the last record. We’re not reinventing the wheel here, we’re just building it to exacting Cleveland standards’