Dr. Colossus have just released their second full-length studio record entitled I’m A Stupid Moron With An Ugly Face And A Big Butt And My Butt Smells And I Like To Kiss My Own Butt and they’re taking this sheer Springfieldien wonderment on tour!
The Melbourne four-piece have been dishing out Simpsons inspired doom-rock for a good part of the last decade and have built a solid reputation for being a highly engaging band that’s not afraid to poke a little fun while still carrying a ton of weight with their songwriting.
This new record stands up to that reputation and takes things even further…a lot further. When you think about a band that plays music inspired by a cartoon, it’s easy to perhaps pass them off as a novelty or simply a ‘laugh’. But take a second to listen to this album, and you’ll find something that goes much deeper than merely poking jokes. While all lyrical content is directly drawn from Simpsons episodes, it’s the way things are cleverly phrased and entwined with the music that makes this such a fantastic record. There’s plenty of big doomy/ stoner riffs, exciting changes and gracefully placed touches of sitar, organ and other accompanying instruments throughout the record. It has all that groove and oomph you want from a doom rock release to get you moving and in the mode to party.
Yet, it also blends some much deeper shades and sombre vibes to it. It ever so subtly shifts the listener from a big rocking riff into reflective, more emotional moments – As though it’s pulling a much deeper and more meaningful sentiment from the lyrical content than just referencing a Simpsons episode.
Watch “Lard Lad” below: