Crumb is back with new music with the release of “Dust Bunny,” another eerily invigorating offering from the beguiling four-piece. It’s the second single they’ve shared since the release of their glacially sonic sophomore album Ice Melt and follows the release of the dark space-age pop track “Crushxd.” The band has also begun a run of tour dates, which will include stops at The NOVO in Los Angeles on May 6 and The Observatory in Santa Ana on May 7.
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Comprised of Lila Ramani (guitar/vocals), Jesse Brotter (bass/vocals), Bri Aronow (synthesizers/keyboard/saxophone), and Jonathan Gilad (drums) the band known as Crumb have found themselves caught in a meteoric rise ever since their first EP. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure to be engulfed in their absorbing soundscapes then their new single “Dust Bunny” is as sublime a song as any in their discography.
Against a smattering of breakbeat percussion and haunting electronica, it draws you in like many a Crumb track might: with a dually melancholic but beckoning lyricism that’s given life to Ramani’s breathy murmurs. Her lambent words beam alongside the band’s dreamily-sleek synth tones and droning guitar lines. Listening to a Crumb song often sounds and feels like what you might expect slipping into a wormhole of the mind might sound and feel like.
In “Dust Bunny,” that journey into such an intimate phantasmagoria is reflected in the band’s enthralling lyrics as well. “How long ’til it comes? Pull the weight off my tongue,” a dreamy surrealism melting into the sonorous background. “And where will it land in the harsh beating sun?” Yet all the anxiety and terror that seems to edge from the track only makes its captivating melodies and the gloaming drawl of their words all the more enticing.
See Crumb at The NOVO in Los Angeles on May 6 and The Observatory in Santa Ana on May 7.
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4/25 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater (Sold Out)
4/26 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
4/27 – Mcallen, TX @ Cine El Rey (Sold Out)
4/28 – Austin, TX @ Austin Psych Fest
5/2 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
5/3 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
5/5 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues (Sold Out)
5/6 – Los Angeles, CA @ The NOVO
5/7 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory (Sold Out)
5/9 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (Sold Out)
5/10 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
5/11 – Roseville, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post Roseville
5/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Block 2023
8/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Festival 2023
11/9 – London, UK @ Hackney Church (Pitchfork London)
11/10 – Brighton, UK @ Chalk
11/11 – Manchester, UK @ Band on the Wall
11/12 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Words: Steven Ward
Listen to “Dust Bunny” the new single from Crumb below!