Pirates Press Records is excited to announce the new album from SUZI MOON called “Dumb & In Luv” and in conjunction with this announcement, Brooklyn Vegan is exclusively premiering the video for the title track to the album. The LP is now available on Pirates Press Records’ webstore.
After nearly two years supporting her first two EPs “Call The Shots” and “Animal,” – which has seen her music appear on Sirius XM, Iggy Pop’s BBC Radio program, over 30 terrestrial radio stations, in magazines around the world, and much more – “Dumb & In Luv” is Moon’s debut LP that firmly cements her, as Vive Le Rock aptly coined her, “The new queen of punk rock.”
“Dumb & In Luv” was written and mostly recorded before Moon’s EPs, but it is precisely what you’d expect from Suzi – 100% catchy rock n roll. Suzi enlisted the help of producer Davey Warsop (Sharp/Shock, Suedehead, Beat Union) to help bring the songs to life and tweak the songs to perfection.
Moon says: “My first EP, Call The Shots, had a straightforward punk n’ roll sound, my second EP, Animal, was a bit more melodic, and Dumb & In Luv is really a mix of those two styles, seeped in the influence of all those great California bands that influenced me while I was growing up, like Social Distortion, Rancid, Green Day, and Weezer.”
Whereas Moon’s two EPs focused more on independence and finding one’s true sense of self, the album explores topics like love, loss, heartache, and hope.
Specifically, with the release of this first song, it represents all-too-familiar emotional vulnerabilities. “Dumb & In Luv is not an “anti-love” song, it’s simply about how love has this incredible ability to reduce us to a puddle of goo. Love is so powerful that it can make you feel stupid one moment and on cloud nine the next. We find ourselves second-guessing that late-night text, if our feelings are true and if the object of our affection feels the same way. It brings us joy, pain, and inspiration unlike anything else. Love is a wild rollercoaster, and if there is one thing I’ve learned… It’s to take the ride every time.”
To bring this album to life, Moon overcame hurdles such as the pandemic breaking up recording sessions, recording in multiple studios around the country, and many re-writes and revisions as the songs evolved. However, all those frustrations came with full-circle moments, like when Moon had to re-record some vocals in Mike Herrera’s (MXPX) studio. “Every high, every low, every heartbreak I poured onto a page or tears I cried into a glass of wine, every crappy restaurant job I worked, every show I played… All of those things led me to write ‘Dumb & In Luv,’ and here I was in Bremerton, WA, on tour with my awesome band, nearly two years into “going solo,” recording vocals for an album I put my heart into at a punk legend’s home studio.”
It is not only Moon’s attention to detail in crafting her songs but also in putting the album together as a complete package that has allowed this record to be the full vision Moon has for it. She has placed a heavy emphasis on not just the track selection but also its sequencing, as she intends for listeners to have a complete experience in which the songs sequentially complement each other.
This album is meant to be played LOUD. So grab your favorite sunglasses, start the car, and prepare to blast this album with the windows down and the sun shining while enjoying a long drive down the highway.