Dumbo Gets Mad – Quantum Leap

On its sophomore full-length, psych pop project Dumbo Gets Mad is sounding a little more chaotic–and slightly less enjoyable because of it.


Dumbo Gets Mad – “American Day”

We’re premiering a new track from Italian psych pop project Dumbo Gets Mad titled “American Day.” It’s one of many weird, psychedelic, experimental, and bubbly cuts from the DGM’s upcoming album, Quantum Leap, which is gonna be released toward the beginning of February on Band Panda Records. Enjoy, and check out my review of Elephants At the Door right here.

Dumbo Gets Mad- “Bam Bam”

The Italian psych pop project known as Dumbo Gets Mad has dropped one more single from its forthcoming full-length, which is set to drop in January via Bad Panda Records. I’m digging the quirky and slightly lo-fi feel of this track. The light beat, falsetto vocals, and bouncy keyboards remind me a bit of Ariel Pink, but some of the effects serve as a reminder that Dumbo Gets Mad thrives in a world that’s a bit more acid-washed.

Check a review of this project’s debut full-length right here.

Dumbo Gets Mad- “Radical Leap”

Groovy good feelings all around in this new Dumbo Gets Mad track.

Those good feelings come from a clear dub influence that is evident in the song that of course breaks down into psychedelic rock a few times. That groove mixed with their normal trippy nature mixes together something that feels fresh, in a very literal sense. Listening to this track just gave me a second wind with its deliberate pacing and echoey vocals. It feels like at one point this could have been two separate songs that somehow got mashed into one; a sound that works refreshingly well.

Lickbellies- Minotaur

Involving Italian psych pop eccentric Dumbo Gets Mad and a few collaborators, Lickbellies is essentially a loose collective of friends making music they love. The above video is a 23-minute medley of the music these guys have been producing together for a few years now, and it’s a treat that keeps on giving in the few short listens I’ve lent to it.

While nearly every moment seems to have been somewhat planned, how these tracks groove and transition into one another feels somewhat improvised. It’s one, long, colorful jam transitioning from dirty funk basslines to trippy sax solos against hip hop beats. It’s surprising how effortlessly these guys blend sounds that wouldn’t normally be paired, but Dumbo Gets Mad showcased elements of that from that start, so how could it not be expected?

Dumbo Gets Mad & Venice- “Vlaje Astral”

A new collaborative track and video from Dumbo Gets Mad and Venice. Keeping in line with 2011′s Elephants At the Door, DGM and Venice load this psychedelic pop track with odd sound effects and bouncy, retro synths. A fun, little tidbit to follow up last year’s DGM debut.

Download the Dumbo Gets Mad Mixtape

A string of odd, psychedelic, and unidentified tracks brought together by the Italian psych pop baron, Dumbo Gets Mad. Here’s a review of his latest album, Elephants at the Door, and stream or download this mix above.

Dumbo Gets Mad- “You Make You Feel” (DIVA Remix)

After the release of Dumbo Gets Mad’s Elephants at the Door, Bad Panda Records and the project held a contest to release the album’s last track. The song’s instrumental pieces were released individually, and a lotta people had at it!

DIVA’s remix rose to the top, and was chosen as the winner, but there’s an EP of runner-ups right here, too.

Hear the LOVE LISTED Elephants at the Door for yourself right here, and watch the review here.

Dumbo Gets Mad- “Marmelade Kids”

A new video for what’s got to be my second-favorite track from the new Dumbo Gets Mad album, “Marmelade Kids.” Seems like another one of those stock footage deals, but any reason to post about Dumbo Gets Mad is a good reason.

Check out a review of DGM’s Elephants at the Door here, and download the album here.


Remixes: Cut Copy / Dumbo Gets Mad / Asobi Seksu

1. Cut Copy- Take Me Over (Midnight Magic Remix)

2. Asobi Seksu- Trails (Painted Palms Remix)

3. Bilal- The Pretender (Black Milk Remix)

4. Datarock- The Pretender (Holy Ghost! Remix)

5. Dirty Beaches- The Singer (Johnny Cash Cover)

6. Beach House- I Do Not Care For the Winter Sun (Blackbird Blackbird Remix)

7. Dumbo Gets Mad- You Make You Feel (Uphill Racer Remix) (SoundCloud)