Dumb Doctors started in 2013 as a solo project for Scott Dence. He began by recording “Bandcamp singles” releasing 2 songs at a time, A-Side/B-side format, playing all the instruments and recording to cassette tape, in the style of SST Punk. Slowly, a band started to form with a few members coming and going. In 2018, the band finally settled as a three-piece featuring Scott Dence-vocals/guitar, Jim Faust-bass, and Kain Naylor-drums. The most recent release Nervous System (released on-line on Halloween 2018) is the band’s fifth release. The album is heavily influenced by early 80’s semi-hardcore/new wave punk bands like the Minutemen and Devo. The songs are concerned with the paranoia that comes with living in our modern, highly social-media influenced society with a specific focus on the current political landscape and the feeling that things were on somewhat of a better path just a couple of years ago and now is being dismantled a little bit more every day. Songs like ‘No Patients”, “Nervous System” and “Dumb It Down” are about the rise of fascist ideologies in the US and around the world and its effect on society. Songs like “Minor Procedure”, “X-Ray Eyes” and “K.I.S.S.” are about the ability we have now through the internet to make ourselves smarter (or dumber) if we have access to that. “Hypochondriac” and “Sick Sad World” are about the idea that you know something is wrong but no one believes you.