This band is the most important band I’ve heard in years – man in the orange shirt
“Like an encyclopedia of outsider music condensed into a Downtown pagan mystery meeting. Dufus’s recent “1:3:1″ is the most ironcially anarchic album I’ve heard all year. As giddy and inventive as it is pissed off, it’s the 21st -century equivalent of the Fugs at their finest.” –Richard Gehr, Villiage Voice
Neuborns 2001 (Iron Man Records, Birmingham)
01. A Having Party 02. Barely Holding 03. Ploo N Brof 04. Silly Baboon 05. Turdburger 06. Be Aware 07. Revolutun 08. Cervix Matrix 09. Neuborns…… plus 3 hidden tracks at the end of the CD.
“Dufus plays frantic fever-dream folk slashed through with rock stabs. The band has ties to the local anti-folk scene, but Dufus exploitations are bigger and more ambitious than those of, say, the Moldy Peaches. It’s hard to think of a style not at least touched upon by Dufus, but the group’s woozy delirium somehow makes it sound more cohesive than it probably should.–The Onion
“Whether it’s a minute, a nano-second or a light year, I’m pretty find of my idiot, nut for Dufus, yeah, sure. I’ll set it aside (the idiot).”–Impose
“Astoundingly variegated soundscapes.”–Relix
“Fiercely independant, fiercely committed and suitably deranged – Dufus stand alone in their field holding back the waves of corporate crap like a platoon of modern day Canutes.” –trakMARX
Dufus presents a deep and transcendent mixture of confrontational songwriting, whip-smart lyricism and massive beats interspersed with avant-punknoise and groundbreaking improvisation; they are helping to define the curve for an awakening generation of artful rock musicians. Their edgy but positive sound vibration has earned them an expanding and loyal following throughout the Northeast and parts of Europe.
Born in 1996 as an open collective for creative musicians, the band has forged excursions into multimedia, rock-opera, junkyard fashion and even orchestral works landing in a hard pocket of 5 solid members. Dufus has toured extensively in the U.S., Europe and Japan, and has shared the stage with The Black Dice, Moldy Peaches, Ween, The Frogs, Animal Collective, Adam Green, Jeffrey Lewis, Cornershop, Regina Spektor, Low, and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs to name a few.
The Onion: “For those who like Frank Zappa but wish he had been weirder, Dufus plays frantic fever-dream folk slashed through with rock stabs…Past opening stints for Ween should sound a signal, but even Dean and Gene Ween must have scratched their heads a time or two.”