Dumbed Down is 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).
In advance of its release Punknews.org is currently offering "Ammosexual" for public consumption. Offers the esteemed blog, "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. 'Ammosexual' is particularly biting with Erba lashing out at America's gun problem while the band speeds forward at 200mph."
Adds Erba, "'Ammosexual' is about the sickening gun culture in America. These NRA types cling to a very literal interpretation of the Constitution but purposefully ignore the fact that we're no longer a group of militias staving off the Redcoats or 'Injuns' in pioneer times. There are very real problems in modern society and all I have to do is take a ferry twenty miles across Lake Erie to see a completely different culture across the water in Canada. Guns, guns, guns. This society worships their precious firearms at the cost of peace and sanity and they do it with a smugness that makes my blood boil. I'm no Mensa member but even a dumb construction worker like me can tell you that when gun violence is totally out of control, the answer is never more guns!"
Hear "Ammosexual," courtesy of Punknews, at THIS LOCATION.
And if you missed it, check out opening title track "Dumbed Down," alongside an interview with Erba at Clrvynt at THIS LOCATION.
Dumbed Down will be release on March 24th, 2017 on cassette, digital, and limited edition vinyl formats. The wax edition comes in black (100) and white (400). Preorders are available at THIS LOCATION.
Self-described as, "fast, negative, anthemic dark hardcore done correctly," the band further elaborating, "economic desperation; the wrong color on a pregnancy test; dropping your phone into the shitter; 3:17 AM at Steve's Hot Dogs... We sound a lot like that," 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:
3/17/2017 Kamp Krusty - Rivesville, WV
3/18/2017 Muncheez - Beckley, WV
4/1/2017 Glasshouse - Norwalk, OH
4/07/2017 The Garage - Ventura, CA w/ DS-13
4/08/2017 Los Globos - Los Angeles, CA w/ DS-13
4/09/2017 Programme Skate - Fullerton, CA w/ DS-13
4/28/2017 Local 662 - St. Petersburg, FL
4/29/2017 Kelley's - Sarasota, FL