DUMB VISION: Modern Things: LP

Dumb Vision, a garage punk outfit from Madison, Wis., don’t leave much of an impression. On Modern Things, the songs are short and punchy but ultimately forgettable. Even after multiple listens, I don’t find myself humming a single chorus or guitar hook. This is due, in part, to the lo-fi production, which has turned the drums into trashcans and buried the vocals eight feet deep. Also, why a song called “Pissing” is three minutes long and has so much vocal delay is beyond me. –Sean Arenas (Big Neck, bigneckrecords.com)