Three years after their last full-length, Bummer are set to make their return to the format with «Dead Horse», a collection of eleven songs which the press release states see the trio “lay waste to everything in their path, penning a vitriolic overview of life in the American Midwest, a surprising blend of one-star Trip Advisor review and insightful cultural critique.” As the band’s singer/guitarist Matt Perin explains, “these songs are influenced by how empty and miniscule life in Kansas can be and the stories that come from it.” For all their usual humour, the trio’s noisy punk approach is said to find “little respite even in the usual escape of space and science fiction” and the album’s “relentless bludgeon brings into focus the harsh realities of the American dream and the places left behind by the ravages of capitalism.” Below, listen to the album’s opening track «JFK Speedwagon».
«Dead Horse» is set for release on September 24 by Thrill Jockey on cd, digital, and vinyl formats. Pre-orders are available here.
Below, further revisit Bummer’s contribution to the aforementioned split with The Body, as well as their last full-length, «Holy Terror».
«Child Liar b/w False Floor» was released via Thrill Jockey on September 4, 2020. Bummer’s side can be streamed here.
«Holy Terror» was released by Learning Curve and High Drive on August 24, 2018. It can be found on cd and digital formats at this location.