Timothy Donavan Russell: “Mix”


Local sound artist and solo musician Timothy Donavan Russell has released a brand new mash-up album called Mix. Timothy has been a little more quiet than usual with this being his second release of the year. (He has some catching up with Mark Schwartz to do). Mix is a collection of 11 mash-up songs and you can find it streaming on the player below.

Also head on over to Timothy’s bandcamp page where you can purchase the download of the album and also check out more of his music. A list of songs sampled for this release are on bandcamp as well.

Satisfy: “Anomaly”


Local hip hop artist Satisfy has released a brand new four-track EP called Anomaly. You can check it out on the youtube player below, or also on a ton of other streaming platforms you can find links to right here.

Satisfy released his debut full length album Take A Deep Dive Into What I Go Through last year. We’ve included this EP on our list of 2020 releases in on our Springfield album archive page, bringing us to 42 local releases we have kept track of so far this year.

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records


It’s time to drop a nice list of new arrivals for the store this week! Are you ready? This week we have a good chunk of new LPs, and the usual used, 12″ singles, and new and used CDs. No shows are going on of course, but there is a downtown Springfield pinball tournament we are hosting that is shaping up to be pretty fun. Yes, Record Store Day’s first “drop date” for 2020 is taking place this upcoming Saturday. We have a very very very small stack going out for this first drop date (please don’t be disappointed if we don’t have the exclusives you are hoping to get). Our store is open our usual hours of 11:00 am to 7:00 pm that day and every day, and we are still limiting the number of people inside our building to 10 at a time. Here is what’s new!

New LPs
Al Green – Greatest Hits
American Football – LP2
Bjork – Utopia
The Black Crowes – Before The Frost
Bright Eyes – Down In The Weeds
Dashboard Confessional – The Places You Have Come To Fear…
Elliott Smith – Either/Or
Eric Dolphy Quintet – Outward Bound
Lead Belly – The Best of Lead Belly
Ministry – The Land of Rape And Honey
Morrissey – I Am Not A Dog On A Chain
Queens of the Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf
Spoon – Girls Can Tell
Tank & The Bangas – Green Balloon

Used LPs
The Beach Boys – Wild Honey / 20/20
Big Twist And The Mellow Fellows – Live From Chicago!
Black Sabbath – Mob Rules
Bobby Bare – Sings Lullabys, Legends, and Lies
Bobby Darin – Winners
Bonnie Guitar – I Believe In Love
Charlie Byrd – Aquarius
David Newton – Victim of Circumstance
Diana Ross & The Supremes – Cream of the Crop
Dionne Warwick – Heartbreaker
Emmylou Harris – Cimarron
Frank Sinatra – Sunday & Everyday With Frank Sinatra
Frankie Valli – Hits
Henry Mancini – The Theme Scene
Jean-Luc Ponty – Mystical Adventures
Johnny & The Hurricanes – Stormville
The Limeliters – Their First Historic Album
Midnight Star – Planetary Invasion
Neil Diamond – On The Way To The Sky
Olivia Newton-John – If You Love Me, Let Me Know
Roberta Flack – First Take
The Sandpipers – Come Saturday Morning
Steve Lawrence – Take It On Home
The Supremes – Supremes at the Copa
Surf Punks – My Beach
Thompson Twins – In The Name of Love
Van Halen – For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
Various – The Best of Christmas Volume 2
Various – The Best of Gold! Vol. 1
Various James Bond – 13 Original Themes
Various – Folk Sixties
Various – Beat Runs Wild
Wendy Wall – Wendy Wall
101 Strings – Play Hit American Waltzes

12” Singles
Frank Hooker & Positive People – Ooh Suga Wooga
Heatwave – Mind Blowing Decisions
The O’Jays – Let Me Show You
The Sylvers – Don’t Stop, Get Off
Touchdown – Breakout

New/Used CDs
America – In Concert
America – Human Nature
Anne Murray – What A Wonderful World
Anne Murray – Croonin’
Bessie Smith – Martin Scoresese Presents
Bessie Smith – The Essential Bessie Smith
Bill Haley & His Comets – The Best Of

Billie Holiday – Ultimate Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday – Songs for Distingué Lovers
Brad Mehldau – Places
Diane Schuur – Love Walked In
Diane Schuur – The Best Of
Duncan Sheik – Phantom Moon
Duncan Sheik – Duncan Sheik
Eric Marienthal – Turn Up The Heat
Gerry Mulligan – Legacy
Gerry Mulligan – This Is Jazz 18
Jan & Dean – Favorites
Jelly Roll Morton – Jelly Roll Stomp
Joe Lovano – Quartets
Lee Konitz – Spirits
Lyle Mays – Street Dreams
Montgomery Gentry – Carrying On
New Order – Brotherhood
New Order – BBC Radio / Live In Concert
Paul Simon – Concert In The Park
Paul Simon – One Trick Pony
Rocket From The Crypt – All Systems Go 2
Ronny Jordan – A Brighter Day
Ronny Jordan – At Last
Russell Malone – Heartstrings
Sammy Kershaw – The Hits Chapter Two
Sammy Kershaw – The Hits / Chapter 1
Sarah Vaughan – The Divine
Simon And Garfunkel – Greatest Hits
Simon And Garfunkel – Sounds of Silence
Slick Shoes – Wake Up Screaming
The Smiths – Meat Is Murder
The Smiths – The Smiths
Sublime – Greatest Hits
Various – DooWop Classics
Wynton Marsalis – Mr. Jelly Lord
Wynton Marsalis – Plays Monk Standard Time

Tilt Warning: “Game Over EP”


Today we bring you a new four-song EP from a new Springfield project that we know absolutely nothing about. We don’t know who is in this, where it came from, if it’s going to ever play any live shows or release more music, or what. The project is called “Tilt Shift” and this Game Over EP mysteriously surfaced as a link deep and hidden in the Springfield Underground Pinball and Music forum. You can check it out streaming on the player embedded below. Also head on over to the Tilt Shift bandcamp page where you can download the music at your own price. From the Tilt Shift bandcamp page:

Tilt Warning’s debut release, Game Over EP, is a collection of b-sides written and recorded in 2020. Are we the first band ever to debut with just b-sides? Probably. But these songs didn’t have a future planned and the pandemic put a hold on future plans, so we wanted to share these songs with you in the meantime. Enjoy!

We have added this one on to our Springfield album archive page as well.

Cornbread: “Remember”

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Long running local hip hop artist Cornbread has hit us with a brand new song a couple of days ago called “Remember.” It features other local artists Beenie Blanco and Meezy Killafield. Check out the song embedded on the youtube player below.

Check out more of Cornbread’s music on his bandcamp page right here. Also don’t forget to check out 217hiphop.com for more local hip hop news.

Our Downtown Springfield Businesses Pinball Tournament Has Kicked Off!


Let the fun begin!!! Yesterday we officially kicked off our first ever Official Downtown Springfield Businesses Pinball Tournament here at Dumb Records. Pictured above are our first two contenders, representing businesses Prairie Archives and Public Market setting each of their high scores. Right now we have a nice round number of 32 businesses participating, but we are open to more joining during this first round. The tournament is a single-elimination style tournament with multiple rounds, and each round featuring a different game in our arcade. This first round features the game Medieval Madness and goes from now until September 6th. Businesses have until then to come in or send employee representatives over to set their high scores.

We will report back with the results for the final round on this site, and also give daily updates over on our facebook page. The winner gets a trophy.

Attic Salt: “Mud” (New Song + Video)

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Attic Salt are doing it big time with their new album Get Wise coming out next month. This week they debuted the first hit single from that new album via Brooklyn Vegan. You can check out that full article about them and with a stream to the song and video right here. We’ve also embedded the youtube video below. The song is called “Mud.” From the article:

“Mud” is actually the last song that came together right before we went into the studio to record Get Wise. Written by Alyssa Currie during a downpour, the song really came together during recording. Being such a new song, and all of us recording separately, it became an instant favorite of ours once it was finished.

Get Wise is out September 25th via Jump Start Records, and will be available on vinyl.

Demons on Wheels: Activator


Demons on Wheels, one of the numerous recording projects of Mark Schwartz, has released a brand new track “Activator Magazine” from a recording video session featured on… Activator Magazine. You can find that track on the player below. Head on over to the Demons on Wheels bandcamp page to purchase the download of the song.

Also check out that full video interview segment with Mark put together by Activator and Crowdson Creative on youtube right here. Mark also released a full album, Still Standing, under the Demons on Wheels recording project earlier this year.

The Dixie Narcos: “Time Girl And The Unknown”

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Jacksonville, Illinois-based psychedelic project The Dixie Narcos are at it again with a brand new song and video for “Time Girl And The Unknown.” You can check that out on the player embedded below. The band has also been posting clips on their facebook page from upcoming songs for a new album they are working on entitled Nantucket 3. From the youtube description it seems like this song might be for another project: “This song is for Time Girl Productions upcoming animated/live action show. This is a work in progress.”

The Dixie Narcos have put out a lot of albums, there are ten of them listed on their spotify page.

Activator Presents: Mark Schwartz (Video)

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Activator Magazine is continuing their teaming up with Crowdson Creative as part of their ongoing video series, usually featuring local musical acts which are also featured on the magazine’s cover for the month. This time around Mark Schwartz is featured in the video series. Mark is a recording artist in town with multiple recording project names that he is constantly releasing new music under. Mark sits down with the Activator team and describes the differences in each project and also shows his studio setup along with some wacky instruments and what his creative process is like. Check out that video below!

Also pick up a copy of Activator Magazine at our store or various other locations around town for free!