Things have been quiet in the world of once-ubiquitous Philly DIY rock four-piece Mumblr since they wrapped up a tour in late 2016 and played a sold-out Johnny Brenda’s show with The Districts. Not that they haven’t been busy — drummer Scott Stitzer in particular has been recording and mastering several projects, and has drummed in Curtis Cooper’s power trio, among other acts.
But Mumblr remained bubbling in the background, and next month they’ll return with their first album since 2016’s The Never Ending Get Down. Titled Genie, it will be released on April 1st, and the band gave it a bit of a teaser this week with a goofy music video for “Game Show” which depicts the bandmates heads superimposed on vintage game show footage. Unlike the Mumblr of yore, which was typically hard-hitting out the gate, this one starts off tentative and reserved with breezy beats and clean-tone guitars as frontperson Nick Morrison sings about struggling to think of the correct answer on a quiz show, battling the countdown, and realizing “it’s just a waste of my time, a waste of my time, a waste of my time.” Continue reading →