New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records

Happy Tuesday, we are a record store! And like any other week, we are continuing to plop out new and used LPs, 7″s, 12″ singles, cassettes, and CDs out onto the shelves. We have a number of new turntable in too for any of you looking into getting into vinyl as we approach this long cold winter. Our store is open every day from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Check us out sometime. And of course, this Saturday is going to be a big one with the third Record Store “Drop Date” happening. On that day we will be opening one hour earlier at 10:00 am. There will be a stack of exclusive releases hitting the shelves, and maybe some extra new and used LPs going out. Other than that, here is what’s new for this week:

New LPs
Ariana Grande – My Everything
Earth Witch – Out of the Shallow
Entry – Detriment
Eric Church – Desperate Man
Dead Moon – What A Way To See The Old Girl Go
Green Day – Nimrod
Jeff Rosenstock – I Look Like Shit
Jesus Piece – Only Self
John Prine – Sweet Revenge
Megadeth – Dystopia
Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
Primitive Man – Caustic
Restraining Order – This World Is Too Much
Smino – Blkswn
The Vandals – Oi To The World!
Viagra Boys – Common Sense

Used LPs
Barbara Mandrell / Lee Greenwood – Meant For Each Other
Bing Crosby With Buddy Cole – New Tricks…
Buster Benton – Spider In My Stew
Chick Corea & Gary Burton – Lyric Suite For Sextet
Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode
Claire Martin – The Waiting Game
The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Jazz: Red Hot And Cool
Deodato – Very Together
The Doors – Other Voices
Dottie West – Carolina Cousins
Emmylou Harris – Blue Kentucky Girl
Eric Carmen – Tonight Your Mine
Frank Sinatra – My Way
Genesis – In The Beginning
Gentle Giant – Three Friends
George Harrison – Thirty Three & 1/3
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – Summertime
The Ink Spots – For Sentimental Reasons
Johnny Mathis – Love Is Blue
Johnny Mathis – Faithfully
Lawrence Welk – Says It With Music
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Pronounced Len-Nerd Skin-Nerd
Melba Moore – Living To Give
Mel McDaniel – Stand Up
Mose Allison – Mose Alive!
Mystic Moods Orchestra – One Stormy Night
Ray Charles – True To Life
Robin Trower – Victims of the Fury
Steely Dan – Roayl Scam
Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf Live
Striker – Striker
Survivor – Caught In The Game
Terri Gibbs – Somebody’s Knockin’
UFO – Obsession
Van Morrison – Inarticulate Speech of the Heart
Various – Many Moods of Christmas
Various – Twenty All-Star Country Hits
Various – Super Stars in Country Music
Various – $64,000 Jazz
The White Sisters – Bless This House

12” Singles
EPMD – The Joint
Charles Wright – Express Yourself
M.C. Luscious – It’s My Thang
Mortal Miztuz – Backbone
Mr. Ozwald – What You Really Want?
Rodney O – What U Gotta Say
Trick Daddy Dollars – They Don’t Live Long

New / Used CDs
Alecia Elliot – I’m Diggin’ It
Branford Marsalis – Creation
Confederate Railroad – Rockin’ Country Party Pack
Confederate Railroad – Unleashed
Dixie Chicks – Fly
Dixie Chicks – Wide Open Space
Everything But The Girl – Walking Wounded
Firefall – You Are The Woman And Other Hits
Gene Loves Jezebel – Discover
Itzhak Perlman – A La Carte
Joy Division – Permanent: Joy Division 1995
Lee Greenwood – American Patriot
Lee Greenwood – Holdin’ A Good Hand
Linda Davis – I’m Yours
Master P – Ice Cream Man
Nanci Griffith – Clock Without Hands
Nelly – Suit
Nelly – Sweat
Nina Gordon – Tonight And The Rest of My Life
Portishead – Portishead
Professional Murder Music – s/t
Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe (Sex & Violins)
Rhea’s Obsession – Re:Initiation
Rosie Flores – Speed of Sound
Rosie Flores – Rockabilly Filly
Sugar Ray – On The Pursuit of Leisure
Usher – 8701
Tupak Shakur – The Rose The Grew From The Concrete
Wynton Marsalis – Baroque Music For Trumpets
Wynton Marsalis – The London Concert
2Pac – 2Pacalypse Now
2Pac – Better Dayz
Various – Punk O Rama #5

Today at Dumb Records: “Record Store Day 2020 Drop Date 2”

It’s been a long time since we’ve made any “today” or “tonight” at Dumb Records posts. Last month, the first Record Store Day “drop date” was a success and we were able to stick to our own guidelines of masks and limiting the number of people in the store, so we are ready for another one of these today. Today is the second of the three drop dates, which are happening at the end of August, September, and October. For these days we are getting in a number of exclusive Record Store Day releases. We listed out some of them on this post, and you can find some pictured above. Once again we have a more limited amount of these exclusives compared to normal Record Store Days we have participated in in the past.

In addition to those exclusive releases, we plan on putting out some more new and used records onto the shelves for today.

Our store is open today a little bit earlier than normal – we open at 10:00 am and are open until 7:00 pm. Masks are required and we are limiting the number of people in the store to 10.

Timothy Donavan Russell: “Storment Drome,” “Steps,” “Pursuant”

Happy new local music Friday everyone! It’s just been a lot of pinball lately, not a whole lot going on here in terms of new local music. Let’s get back to it! Recently, local sound artist Timothy Donavan Russell dropped three new releases in the forms of albums and songs up online. We have ALL three embedded on players below!

Storment Drome is on the bottom and is two tracks over 7 minutes long. These are “raw drone synth noise field recording weird.” Steps is in the middle, includes five new tracks. Then at the top Pursuant is one track over 8 minutes – “Studio jam on microKORG and Electro-Faustus Drone Thing Mostly in 18/4 time….”

Check all of that out on the player below, or head on over to the Timothy Donavan Russell bandcamp page for more music!

Offwhyte: “Propel Exact”

Yet another local hip hop project has dropped a brand new album during these times. This is a new one from Offwhyte – a long running talented artist originally from the 217 who has moved out to the west coast and back to Springfield over the years. This is Offwhyte’s brand new album called “Propel Exact.” Check some of that out streaming on the youtube player below. Also check out the album on Apple Music right here, or on Spotify right here.

Yet another local hip hop project has dropped a brand new album during these times. This is a new one from Offwhyte – a long running talented artist originally from the 217 who has moved out to the west coast and back to Springfield over the years. This is Offwhyte’s brand new album called “Propel Exact.” Check some of that out streaming on the youtube player below. Also check out the album on Apple Music right here, or on Spotify right here. From Offwhyte’s facebook page:

Galapagos4 cofounder Offwhyte returns, his alter ego taking center stage this time on Propel Exact. Offwhyte’s most fun album to date, the 14-track project is produced by G4 stalwart Open i and clocks in at a hearty 44 minutes. Themes include infatuation (“Sophie Turner”), being a dinosaur (“Velociraptor”), and his age group (“Generation X”). The all-digital album concludes with bonus track “I Am Not a Virus” produced by Kip Killagain. Featured artists on the album include Brzowski, Infinito 2017, Memphis Reigns and Grill Billyenz.

This is one of three albums that Offwhyte has released in the past four years. We are adding Propel Exact to our Springfield album archive page, brining us to

Demons On Wheels: “Souvenirs”

Today we bring you a brand new album from Springfield recording project Demons on Wheels. Demons on Wheels is one of a handful of projects put together by Mark Schwartz as mastermind and multi-instrumentalist, as featured on last month’s cover of Activator Magazine. This new album is called Souvenirs and you can find it streaming on the player below. You can also listen to and purchase more of Mark’s music over on the Demons on Wheels bandcamp page.

Demons on Wheels also released another album, Still Left Standing at the beginning of this year. We’ve also added this one to our Springfield album archive page, bringing us to a total of 44 local releases we have kept track of so far this year.

Free Downtown Parking Extended Until End of September (For Now)

Here is just another post to let you all know once again that parking downtown is free, and our wonderful Mayor has once again extended that free parking until the end of this month. We have decided to utilize some of this good free parking ourselves and plopped our elephant in front of our store (you aren’t actually supposed to take up spots for more than two hours though).

Parking has been free since we’ve been in a global pandemic. The mayor also came in and played pinball yesterday and set a score of 12,228,250 in our tournament.

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.

August 2020 Issue of Activator Available Now


This is a post to let you know that we now have the brand new issue of Activator Magazine in stock at Dumb Records (for free). Nice. This issue features multi-instrumental recording musicianical, Mark Schwartz on the cover. A man who has came out with at least 6 or 7 albums during quarantine alone.

As usual, there are more album reviews and write-ups, a 217 scene report, poems… no upcoming show calendar this time (which is very understandable). Other interviews for this issue include… interviews with Flipside, Dan Vapid, the new Decatur group “The Rolling Sixes USA,” The Run Around, Ciraxis, Tello, Jeff Curtis Williams (DIM Art House), Morgan Fleck (Buzz Bomb Brewery), and Diana Thronley. All of this and much, much, more!!!

You can pick up a free copy of Activator Magazine at Dumb Records now, or various other locations around town. Be sure to help support this wonderful magazine by checking out their online Patreon page!!!

Mark Schwartz: “Vesak EP”


Today once again, we bring you another release by local solo recording musician Mark Schwartz. This is the last and most recent of Mark’s releases that we are keeping up with. So we are all caught up… for now?? This one is entitled Vesak EP and features just six tracks, shorter than Mark’s other releases. You can check it out on the player embedded below. Also purchase the download or find more music on Mark’s bandcamp page.

Of course we are listing this one on our Springfield album archive page as well, bringing us to 36 local releases we have kept track of so far this year.

Mark Schwartz: “The Way It Falls Apart In Numbers”


Mark Schwartz is at it again, cranking out so many releases during this quarantine that we have a few posts lined up to tell you about them. Today we bring you this six-track release by Mark, called The Way It Falls Apart In Numbers. You can find that streaming on the player below, or head on over to Mark Schwartz’s bandcamp page to purchase the download of the album. Mark describes this release as being “computer compositions, programmed using Noteworthy Software”.

Mark released an album of solo instrumentals called Mark Scwartz on Guitar at the start of this pandemic. We have also added this one to our Springfield album archive page.