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Group Members: Barbara Manning, James McNew, Joop Visser
Biography: Dump was the four-track solo project of James McNew, better known as the bassist of Yo La Tengo. Raised in Charlottesville, Virginia, McNew made his first home recordings at the age of 13; after attending college, he came to prominence as the bass player for Christmas, joining the group in late 1989. ...Read full biography
I Can Hear Music
Released: 1995
Label: Brinkman (Dutch import)
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Yo La Tengo bassist James McNew's second full-length release as Dump plays up the lo-fi elements of his one-man-band recordings a bit (the catchy opener "Slow Down" suffers from deliberate distortion and ...Read full review
Plea for Tenderness
Released: 1998
Label: Brinkman (Dutch import)
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James McNew's albums under the one-man-band tag Dump lead to a certain sameness in reviews. First, they mention McNew's day job as bassist/organist in Yo La Tengo. Then they talk about the cute little ...Read full review
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