Dboy’s new video for “Why Do You Only Luv a Dboy (who’s down)? / Thumbless” is as weird and aggressive as the name implies. You can also check it out on their new album, New Records In Human Power, out February 14 via Dine Alone Records.
“CITIZENS OF THE WORLD. WITH PERMISSION FROM THE PERFORMANCE AND RECREATION COUNCIL, DBOY PRESENTS ‘WHY DO YOU ONLY LUV A DBOY (WHO’S DOWN)?’ AND ‘THUMBLESS,’ the band says. “AS EXPRESSIONS OF BREVITY AND AESTHETIC INGENUITY, THE TRACKS ARE CELEBRATIONS OF THE 13 POINT PROGRAM TO END SONIC AUSTERITY AND THEREFORE OF THE THREE WOLVES THEMSELVES. SUCH SHORT PLAYS FOR THE PACE AGE CAN BE FOUND ON THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM, APTLY TITLED NEW RECORDS IN HUMAN POWER. AS THE FAT HAS BEEN SO CLEARLY CUT FROM THE BONE, ALL THAT REMAINS ARE DENSE SHAPES AND SOUNDS WHICH MOVE TOWARDS A NEW LANGUAGE OF LUV. NOW, SPEAK IT WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF DBOY SCOUTS.”
A rip-roaring, aural assault from the gimp-masked and satin-clad punks, the single is the opening one-two punch from their new album.
We also caught up with them a bit about their new record:
There’s a tightness and comfort that comes through in the music that makes it sound like you’ve been together much longer than you have. You carry the sound of a group who know each other’s strengths and play to those very well. There’s a lot going on in these sub-two-minute jams, and repeated listens really reward careful attention. What was the creative spark or idea that led to this act?Boiled down, Dboy serves two purposes:1. To end sonic austerity worldwide2. To free global subjects from aesthetic degradation, regardless of its manifestations.As such, every song is an exercise in efficiency. There’s no real point in taking three minutes to say something that could be said in two. Talking too much is an expression of those who are too uninspired to realize that they have nothing good to say. It might as well come through in fast, audible expressions of love, or come through in silence. Our creative process reflects this.This record is such a delight, reveling in a sort of manic yet very focused energy. The ideas you pull off and how you’re able to present such a unified, sonic mission is what’s probably most impressive. It’s like the distillation of the best early rock and punk records pushing every boundary possible. The lyrical aggression and humor match beautifully with the more boisterous sonic direction. What did you want to do with this album, musically?New Records in Human Power is proof the the medium and message are best served when they are one and the same. The music is a reflection of the aesthetic existentialism that we’ve been set on conveying since inception. The idea that because everything is cool to the modern listener, nothing is cool anymore; if someone is going to give you a half hour on a soapbox, you might as well make it hit harder than anything they’ve seen and heard. Anyone can pick up an instrument and bore the audience to death over the course of a set or an album, but what a senseless and torturous act that is. The album is breath of life in a body filled with black mold. Through shapes and sounds, its goal is to impart the unbearable tightness of being on the listener.Thematically, the songs seem to be reflecting not only on the life of a Dboy but also on the hate-filled state of the world and the alarming lack of satin in fashion. The frustration is magnified by the music, making for a record that truly wrecks your brain. What did you want to talk about with this record?With so many competing messages coming through streaming services and local monitors, it’s much nicer to paint a picture with words and focus on ideas that etch themselves into the listener. At the center of it all is love. Dboy is and always has been proof of love. We make songs that don’t bore the listener with mundane details and overly drawn-out sensibilities. Instead, short sentences and decorative language help people feel, where overthinking is rampant. Love’ in this sense is demonstrated (not discussed) based on the fact that we respect the listener too much to waste their time. We want to liberate the global audience from their boredom, and give them hope through effectively placed smoke and mirrors. New Records in Human Power gives the control back to our creatures of strange circumstance, underdogs, and the international network of Dboy scouts as a whole.