Dumbed Down, the forthcoming 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), will drop TOMORROW via Tankcrimes.
In celebration of its official release, today Decibel Magazine is streaming Dumbed Down in full before you can buy it. Calling Dumbed Down, "an exhilarating and often sarcastic effort," the revered blog furthers, "Sarcasm and briefness take nothing away from the album... Tony Erba never falters in his vocal delivery and the band pound away with conviction. Dumbed Down is catchy too -- you'll probably be singing along after a listen or two."
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'
Hear Dumbed Down at Decibel RIGHT HERE.
Dumbed Down will be release on March 24th, 2017 on cassette, digital, and limited edition vinyl formats. The first pressing on black wax is now sold out however a second pressing (500 on blue) is now available. There are also a few copies on white wax (from the first pressing) still available. For preorders, go to THIS LOCATION.
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).
FUCK YOU PAY ME will bring their raucous odes to the stage on a handful of live dates through April including shows with Swedish hardcore punk miscreants DS-13. Future onstage abrasions to be announced in the weeks to come.
FUCK YOU PAY ME:
4/01/2017 Glasshouse - Norwalk, OH
4/07/2017 The Garage - Ventura, CA w/ DS-13, Classhole, Connoisseur
4/08/2017 Los Globos - Los Angeles, CA w/ DS-13, Classhole, Connoisseur
4/09/2017 Programme Skate & Sound - Fullerton, CA w/ DS-13, Classhole, Connoisseur
4/14/2017 Berserker IV @ The Crofoot - Pontiac, MI w/ Eyehategod, Off!, Negative Approach etc.
4/28/2017 Local 662 - St. Petersburg, FL
4/29/2017 Kelley's - Sarasota, FL
"Perhaps more than ever before, FYPM puts Erba's acerbic, insightful humor on the forefront while the band itself just rips it up with some frickin' savage hardcore..." - Punknews
"...irrepressibly nasty..." - Rock Shock Pop