Dub Trio Returns with “The Shape of Dub To Come”

Dub Trio: The Shape of Dub To ComeStu Brooks and Dub Trio have just released their fifth album, entitled The Shape of Dub to Come. A play on the groundbreaking Ornette Coleman album The Shape of Jazz to Come, as well as The Refused’s The Shape of Punk to Come, the record is also experimental in its approach to the style. It jumps around stylistically, at times leaning more on sludge metal than reggae.

“We were a dub/reggae band, and we started implementing what we thought was cool from The Refused and bands like that,” bassist Brooks explains. “The Shape of Dub To Come describes our whole method; applying dub as a process to virtually any style of music. The future of dub doesn’t have to be just reggae. It’s a process rather than a genre.”

“It’s definitely a continuation in terms of timbre and sound and concept, as far as Dub Trio goes,” adds drummer Joe Tomino. “I think from our first album to where we are now, we’ve gotten progressively heavier in texture and introducing more metal and electronic aspects. There’s less dub reggae on the album, but dub isn’t necessarily synonymous with reggae. It’s more of the way we approach recording and mixing.”

The Shape of Dub to Come also features more vocal tracks than any of their previous albums with guests King Buzzo of the Melvins, Troy Sanders of Mastodon, and Meshell Ndegeocello. Check out “Fought the Line,” featuring Sanders:

The Shape of Dub To Come is available now on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).. The band will be on tour in support of the album throughout May with a special appearance at the Dry Diggins Festival in September.

The Shape of Dub to Come Track List:

  1. World of Inconvenience (feat. King Buzzo)
  2. Spyder
  3. Fought the Line (feat. Troy Sanders)
  4. Bad Comrade
  5. Life Signs
  6. Forget My Name (feat. Meshell Ndegeocello)
  7. Needles
  8. Computery
  9. Sati

Dub Trio Tour Dates:

May 9Washington, DCDC9
May 10Philadelphia, PAKung Fu Necktie
May 11Hamden, CTSpace Ballroom
May 12Cambridge, MAMiddle East Upstairs
May 14Brooklyn, NYSaint Vitus
May 16Asbury Park, NJThe Saint
May 17Burlington, VTHigher Ground
May 18East Durham, NYFlyday Music Festival
Sep 01Placerville, CADry Diggins Festival

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