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Nov 22, 2021

Before The dB’s signed to UK-based Albion Records and released their debut LP, 1981’s Stands for Decibels, they gigged around New York City for years and recorded a ton of material, some of it at the offices of the now legendary magazine New York Rocker. More

Jun 21, 2012

Nineteen-eighties jangle lost its godfather with the retirement of R.E.M. in 2011, but it regained a venerable distant cousin to the Athens, GA greats with the reunion of The dB’s. Falling Off the Sky, the act’s sixth LP and their first in nearly 20 years, is astonishingly the first to feature co-frontman Chris Stamey alongside ex-R.E.M. sideman Peter Holsapple since the former’s acrimonious departure subsequent to 1982’s Repercussion.