DUMB EASIES, THE: Love Love Love: CD

Sep 19, 2013

I don’t know why they would have chosen the same title as the iconic Queers song—confusion and some disappointment are bound to spring up over this. Regardless, The Dumb Easies bear little resemblance to the aforementioned New England reprobates. The band has a rockin’ sound, but that sound is much more akin to the rock’n’roll of the mid-1960s than the buzzsaw expectations that may result from the title. It’s a good record, but I think to appreciate it truly one would need to have an affinity for the non-Beatles-influenced combos of forty years ago. I was guilty of punkier expectations going into this, so my early listens weren’t all that positive. As I got over my own unjustified expectations, however, I liked this more and more—it’s a classic sound done spot-on by contemporaries.

 –Eric Carlson (Cytoblast)