Who: Brooklyn-based grunge/fuzz act Pink Mexico return with their 3rd LP.
Sound: DUMP picks up where 2016’s Fool left off. The fuzz and buzz are still there, Pink Mexico has not lost a thing.
TFN Final Take:
I have been smitten with Pink Mexico since their debut album in 2013. 6 years later, I am still in love. Pink Mexico’s brand of grungy fuzz rock has a life of its own. Many bands employ heavy fuzz but only a handful can utilize it with such deft abandon and create ultra-catchy songs at the same time.
At their heart, Pink Mexico is a power-pop trio, pounding out track after track of head-nodding rock. DUMP has them blending their Nirvana-like power grunge with a healthy dose of surf rock and occasionally dipping into psychedelic sludge rock territory.
The ripping riffs and deep hooks come at you at a steady pace on DUMP. Most of the album breezes by at a steady clip. However, things get really heavy and sludgy with tracks like “Shit River,” “Rattlebrain,” and album closer, “Heartfist.”
The sludgy songs take a little bit of the wind out of the power-pop sail, especially “Heartfist,” but overall DUMP is an immensely enjoyable album. If you have never dabbled into the world of Pink Mexico, DUMP is a great place to start.
Pink Mexico Website
Pink Mexico Facebook
Little Dickman Records
– Reviewed by Daniel Taylor
Photographer/journalist for the U.S. Navy for 26 years. Music fan since forever. Music really hit him in the early 90’s when he heard the Pixies’ Doolittle LP. After that came Pavement and then Guided by Voices. His love for those bands formed his taste in music and he continues to search for that musical “high” today. Married for 18 years and currently lives in Japan.
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