Dump (band)

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OriginCharlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
GenresIndie rock, Lo-fi
Years active1991 – current
Labels18 Wheeler Records, Brinkman Records, Smells Like Records, Shrimper
Associated actsChristmas, Yo La Tengo
MembersJames McNew

Dump is a vehicle for releasing the four-track home recordings of Yo La Tengo bassist James McNew. His recordings occasionally feature guest performers such as Sue Garner and Fontaine Toups (of Versus). For live performances McNew has been joined at various times by Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, Todd Barry on drums, and David Ramirez on guitar.


  • Dump (7" EP) (18 Wheeler Records) 1992
  • Superpowerless (CD album) (Brinkman Records) 1993
  • Dump (7" EP) (18 Wheeler Records) 1994
  • International Airport (10" mini-album) (Smells Like Records) 1995
  • I Can Hear Music (CD/2-CD album) (Brinkman Records) 1995
  • Phantom Perspective b/w The Lie (7" single) (Hi-Ball Records) 1997
  • A Plea for Tenderness (CD album) (Brinkman Records) 1997
  • That Skinny Motherfucker With the High Voice? (MC mini-album) (Shrimper) 1998 / (CD album; reissue with 5 extra tracks) (Shrimper) 2001
    (an album of Prince covers)
  • Easter Dress b/w Almost Home (7" single) (Favorite Things) 1998
  • Women in Rock (CD EP) (Shrimper) 1999
  • Dive For Memory (7" single) (Third Gear Records) 1999 (split single with Lambchop)
  • A Grown-Ass Man (CD album) (Shrimper) 2003
  • Jennifer O'Connor & Dump (7" single) (Kiam Records) 2008 (split single)

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