“Dumb Waiter is the absolutely weird-as-shit mathy riff fest that you need in your life today. Dumb Waiter will release their new album Tsk on May 15 and we're premiering their brand new track 'LTMBCN' right now. Oh, and no – none of the song titles have vowels and none of the songs have lyrics. You're meant to feel out of place.”
— Metal Injection
Watch the video for “LTMBCN”, via Metal Injection, here.
Formed in 2012 in Richmond, VA, Dumb Waiter was founded by Nick Crider and Nathaniel Roseberry. As Nick explains it, the band’s formation came out of humorous necessity: “Back then, I was the booking agent at non-profit venue space and I had booked Lightning Bolt and wanted to be a complete brat and play the show as well. So I asked Nathaniel to start a noise power violence band. After a few practices, Nath brought in more players (Tristan Brennis and Keith Paul) and Dumb Waiter was formed.” Since then, the band has mutated to what could be described as avant-garde jazz rock, looking to move away from being pigeonholed into the “mathrock” label that they generally don’t relate to.
Tsk was recorded by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Magrudergrind, Weekend Nachos, Noisem) at Developing Nations in Baltimore. Mastered by James Plotkin (Bongripper, Conan). Album will be available digitally, on limited edition cassette, and limited edition vinyl (250 copies on solid mint with black splatter) May 15th. Preorder, here.
Video was filmed, directed, and animated by band member Nick Crider. Shot in Palm Springs, CA.