18 January 2021
Band: THE dB’s
Who: Crafted jangly power pop combo
from Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Active: 1978–1988, 2005–present
Album: STANDS FOR DECIBELS – debut LP
Released: 15 January 1981 – 40 years ago
AllMusic/Chris Woodstra wrote: “On their debut, the dB’s combined
a reverence for British pop and arty, post-punk leanings that alternate
between minimalism and a love of quirky embellishment, odd sounds,
and unexpected twists; Stands for Decibels is clearly a collegiate pop
experiment, but rarely is experimentation so enjoyable and irresistibly
catchy.” Full review here. Score: 4.5/5.
Turn Up The Volume: The R.E.M. who never became world-famous.
On Swedish TV in 1981
THE DBs: Discography