credit: Emma Cole
The Dumes first appeared to front-woman Elodie Tomlinson as a mirage during a shroom-fueled bike ride up the Cali coastline. With an aim of cutting through the noise (as one of seven siblings growing up), Elodie’s full-bodied and urgent voice drew in like-minded musicians. Chris Dunn’s authoritative drumming drives in lockstep with Liam McCormack’s seeking, yet bold presence on bass. Peter Recine & Kyle Biane’s guitar lines intertwine, swinging from raucous to melodic, with a great sense of unity throughout each song. The Dumes have just begun crafting their own story, in their own voice, to striking effect. The Dumes’ latest EP, Everything Is Horrible’ was produced by GRAMMY-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (The Strokes, Cherry Glazerr, The Killers) at the legendary Sunset Sound Studios. Chiccarelli’s dedication to capturing the band’s live in-studio performances and making the bare minimum of edits perfectly documents the sound of The Dumes in full-flight. Wrapping just hours before a lockdown was issued, the recordings captured the nervous energy forged in possibly the most unique, trying time in modern history. The struggle to overcome is evident in each note committed to tape.
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