Dummy – “Final Weapon”

Brand new single from L.A.’s Dummy snuck out over the long weekend and there’s a dizzying new video here to accompany the cut. As with the bulk of the upcoming Mandatory Enjoyment, the song is hung on a percolating rhythm that’s gonna garner those Sterolab and Broadcast comparisons (which are certainly apt) but Dummy dives deep into the gooey center of the Progressive disco ball as well, straddling the line between Can’s burble while channeling dancefloor delirium dealers like Medium Medium and Maximum Joy. Adding to the acerbic edge is the song’s anti-war stance, twisting the military industrial knife with a dose of post-Nuclear test anxiety. Though the song itself is oddly calm, the lyrics are laced with references to blinding flashes and disintegration. The song is a narcotic wave of bliss, finding the odd chafe of the Reagan era’s looming shadows and underground hedonism. The album is out October 22nd from Trouble in Mind.

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