dimber put out a righteous debut EP last fall—our review here—and now they've got a new 7" out today on Chain Letter Collective that's somehow even more powerful on every level. (They're playing a record release show at Permanent in Highland Park on Sat., May 19, with recent L.A. RECORD featurees Color TV—flyer below!) "Sons And Daughters" is driving Wipers/Husker Du punk with a closing verse that resonates long after the music itself ends. As singer/guitarist Caleb (also interviewed by us here) explains:" /> L.A. Record

TRACK PREMIERE: dimber “SONS AND DAUGHTERS”

May 11th, 2018 | Listen

L.A.’s dimber put out a righteous debut EP last fall—our review here—and now they’ve got a new 7″ out today on Chain Letter Collective that’s somehow even more powerful on every level. (They’re playing a record release show at Permanent in Highland Park on Sat., May 19, with recent L.A. RECORD featurees Color TV—flyer below!) “Sons And Daughters” is driving Wipers/Husker Du punk with a closing verse that resonates long after the music itself ends. As singer/guitarist Caleb (also interviewed by us here) explains:

“I will not tell you what this song is about because what it means to me is different than what it means to you. Listen to the sounds, not just the words, and feel it for yourself. Elements of imagery and things to think about in general: The police are a racist, homophobic, transphobic murderous arm of social control and preserve capitalism in their violent protection of property. Drones are used for insidious surveillance and to murder without responsibility of legal consequence or emotional labor of having to directly confront the victims. Our civilization is causing environmental catastrophe in the oceans. What kind of emotionally stunted and technologically dominated world will future generations inherit? The architecture of the city dehumanizes us. What is it to never see a horizon? There is systemic abuse of female/gender non-conforming populations and gender inequality across the world. As a trans girl I feel as though virtually no one sees me for who I am and nearly every culture demonizes me as the ‘other.’ I hold profound sadness in recognition of what my fellow womxn and trans/NB community deal with. All of this is amplified to a staggering and fatal degree if you are a PoC. Note this term PoC is being used here to denote the systemic racism so prevalent and ingrained in the United States, and even then has many problematic facets. It defines every other group by and against ‘whiteness’ being the base descriptor and places it into a binary, which by defining all persons by their level of ‘whiteness’ privileges it as superior within language itself. The term diminishes separate histories and cultures, obscuring them as a blanket whole. It also denies the white privilege and historical role of assimilating immigrant groups who are viewed as desirable minorities in the white supremacist hierarchy.”