DUMPIES, THE: Zola Budd: CS

The Dumpies are a Portland, Ore./Austin, Texas-based band who appear to have named all their albums after athletes. Zola Budd is a distance runner. If there is a running theme though, it ends there. They call themselves “scuzzy lo-pop,” but I would describe this record as whimsically slapdash. Half the time I thought “this sounds like The Stooges but dirtier” the other half I thought “it’s a really messy Descendents.” It’s approachably sloppy and charmingly jaunty. –Lorien Lamarr (Hovercraft, hovercraftpdx.com)