EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Dumb Waiter – “Eavesdropping on a Crisis”

Richmond, Virginia Instrumental Noise – Experimental Synthrock band Dumb Waiter will release their fifth album, Gauche Gists, on June 24th, 2022 on Ossein Records. The band builds tracks sonically out of granite and satin all at once On the new single, “Eavesdropping on a Crisis” – the short Jazzy track, throbs with much vibe and verve, with a hypnotic beat and guitar lick ending in chaos. Check it out!



Guitarist Nick Crider comments “I think “Eavesdropping on a Crisis” is a good example of refining our sound while staying within the realm of what people know of us as a band. A bunch of tracks on this album have more time/space/breath than what we are used to. I think this is one of those tracks where the title is pretty close to the sound. It feels like a voyeuristic look into chaos. Towards the end of the track is probably some of the most ominous sound sax Tristan has recorded.”


Formed in 2012 in Richmond, VA, Dumb Waiter was founded by Nick Crider and Nathaniel Roseberry. As Nick explains it, the band’s formation came out of humorous necessity: “Back then, I was the booking agent at non-profit venue space and I had booked Lightning Bolt and wanted to be a complete brat and play the show as well. So I asked Nathaniel to start a noise power violence band. After a few practices, Nath brought in more players (Tristan Brennis and Keith Paul) and Dumb Waiter was formed.” Since then, the band has mutated to what could be described as avant-garde jazz rock, looking to move away from being pigeonholed into the “math rock” label that they generally don’t relate to. A testament to their dynamic sound, Dumb Waiter has shared the stage with a diverse array of talented bands including Tera Melos, Lightning Bolt, Behold the Arctopus, Ex Eye (Colin Stetson), David Liebe Hart, Eternal Summers, Weasel Walter, Cleric, Young Widows, Jaye Jayle, Zombi, and Screaming Females.


Gauche Gists was recorded by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Magrudergrind, Weekend Nachos, Noisem, Pig Destroyer) with technical help from Matt Redenbo (Eyelet, Black Lung, Misled Youth) at Developing Nations in Baltimore. Mastered by James Plotkin (Sunn O))), Isis, Pelican). The album will be released June 24th, 2022 on Ossein Records. Gauche Gists will be released on cassette (ltd. edition of 50), as well as a limited pressing of 100 copies on citron-colored vinyl, with hand-numbered inserts. Preorder, here. https://dumbwaiterva.bandcamp.com/


Album cover artwork by Alexandra Borovski.

Alexandra Borovski (b.1989) is a Moldovan born Brooklyn based interdisciplinary artist, poet and educator. In 1991, as a result of The Transnistria War, Borovski and her family fled as refugees to Omaha Nebraska where they were sponsored by a local Jewish community center. Borovski’s work mines this unlikely displacement and cultivates new visual forms to challenge the void of lost, muted, or erased cultural legacies. Often achieved through a combination of humor and technical rigor Borovski’s visual language is largely shaped by the influence of her architect parents drawing references from Soviet Constructivism and Bauhaus aesthetics, along with influences from science fiction and American feminist texts and graphic novels. Borovski earned her BFA from the University of Nebraska and her MFA from Tufts University (School of the Museum of Fine Art), Boston. Her work has been shown at the ICA Boston, Boston Center for the Arts and numerous group shows nationally.


Album design and video content by Nicholas Crider.


Gauche Gists LP:

Indigestion During a Eulogy

Experiencing Loss in a Grocery Store

Eavesdropping on a Crisis

Acceptance Speech to an Empty Room

Climbing up a Broken Ladder

Working for The Federal Reserve

Joy in a Walk-in Freezer

Descending the Same Broken Ladder

Digging a Hole under a Bodega


Upcoming Shows:

June 24 – Richmond, VA @ Fuzzy Cactus w/ Toxic Moxie, Blush Face


July 11 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel w/ Night Idea, Floral