The DB's - Stands for deciBels LP


Label: Propeller Sound

Release Date: June 7th, 2024

Limited edition black-and-white split colored vinyl.

2024 remastered edition of the band's 1981 debut. First-ever U.S. pressing.

Pitchfork cited Stands for deciBels among its list of Top 100 Albums of the 1980s.

“The missing link between the proto-power pop of Big Star and the college rock of R.E.M... an unheralded gem”. The dB’s carved out a nice little niche in the genre of power pop while straddling the line between punk and new wave.” - Pop Matters. 

“The dB’s combined a reverence for British pop and arty post-punk leanings that alternate between minimalism and a love of quirky embellishment, odd sounds, and unexpected twists; Stands for deciBels is clearly a collegiate pop experiment, but rarely is experimentation so enjoyable and irresistibly catchy” - AllMusic.