More goodness this year from the ranks of Trouble in Mind. The label announced this morning that they’ve up L.A. pop combo Dummy. The band’s had a couple of well-received tapes out in the last couple of years and they make the jump to a debut LP blowing through the vernal psych-pop gardens that nurtured Broadcast, Vanishing Twin, and Stereolab while stumbling the noise pop alley for a tussle with Hangman’s Beautiful Daughters (the band, not the album) and Snapper. The first cut from the album skews a bit more towards the psych-pop impulses, letting an effervescent beat push the song along while overdriven keys and silken vocals do the heavy lifting. The band is channeling their influences in a way that feels refreshing — a glorious head-on collision of pop and pummel that explodes with caffeinated color. Mandatory Enjoyment is out October 22nd.
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