Old and new remixed singles plus previously unreleased track "Carpet Walls" by Dumb Doctors (facebook.com/DUMBDOCTORS/
), Charleston, South Carolina
Dumb Doctors hit the list of the best South Carolina music 2016 by Free Times
"With their rangy Singles compilation, Charleston’s Dumb Doctors cover a wide swath of sounds without abandoning their scuzzy garage-pop foundation. “Surfing In Hell” is a lo-fi gem, riddled with blown-out hooks and squirrely guitar fills. “Where to Go” feels like it could have been culled from Ty Segall’s early catalog and “The Sunlight” tilts toward Tony Molina’s grunge-pop overdrive." — Bryan C. Reed
"Listening to Singles 2013-2016, it doesn’t feel so unlikely that some young band on the other side of the globe might find something inspiring in Dumb Doctors’ garage-pop outbursts. The foursome’s deft balance of scuzzy primitivism, sharp hooks, nervous energy and psych-fueled texture recall the thrilling exuberance of Ty Segall’s early work, the Black Lips’ sneering pop smarts, and the welcoming simplicity of generations of garage rockers.
But for all their unfussy attributes, Dumb Doctors readily press against the confines of rock’s rudiments. “The Sunlight” builds from the band’s scuzz-rock boilerplate to embrace warm melodies that feel halfway between Tony Molina’s Weezer worship and Ty Segall’s psychedelic wanderings. “The Reptile” offers a surrealist narrative with a structural kinship to The Kinks or The 13th Floor Elevators.
At once retro and contemporary, spartan and expansive, Dumb Doctors pit garage tropes against each other to forge a sound that’s equally familiar and invigorating. Singles expresses a deep understanding of the genre’s evolution, but also a willingness to push against convention. It’s not unusual for such bands to find a niche within the close-knit international garage scene. But Dumb Doctors don’t fall in line with any sort of orthodoxy; their acclaim is earned on their own terms." — Free Times
"Although Charleston, US-based combo Dumb Doctors` music has been compared with the likes of Ty Segall, and Black Lips I have to admit the power of their soundscape to come forth from such legendary sources as an early The Rolling Stones, Motörhead, Led Zeppelin, and Black Sabbath. Indeed, it is an invigorating mix of spellbinding blues-induced black energy, and a rough handling on guitars and drums through the diabolical rehearsal room. Furthermore, it is an example of the one and only rock and roll music. Yeah, it is mostly free from ambiguity and very striking in its straight punch. Holy shit for all of us. The issue is a part of the discography of Moscow, Russia-based Pomogite Community. All they do is cool. Absolutely." — Recent Music Heroes