Dumbed Down, 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), dropped yesterday.
You can stream the entire album below:
Self-described as, “fast, negative, anthemic dark hardcore done correctly,” the band likening their output to the sounds of, “economic desperation; the wrong color on a pregnancy test; dropping your phone into the shitter; 3:17 AM at Steve’s Hot Dogs…,” 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:
4/01/2017 Glasshouse – Norwalk, OH
4/07/2017 The Garage – Ventura, CA w/ DS-13, Classhole, Connoisseur
4/08/2017 Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA w/ DS-13, Classhole, Connoisseur
4/09/2017 Programme Skate & Sound – Fullerton, CA w/ DS-13, Classhole, Connoisseur
4/14/2017 Berserker IV @ The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI w/ Eyehategod, Off!, Negative Approach etc.
4/28/2017 Local 662 – St. Petersburg, FL
4/29/2017 Kelley’s – Sarasota, FL