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Noise metal and dub are usually not two musical genres that go hand in hand. But then again, Dub Trio is not your ordinary band. Specializing in almost exclusively instrumental material, the group is comprised of guitarist D.P. Holmes, bassist Stuart Brooks, and drummer Joe Tomino. It should come as no surprise that all three members are extremely skilled players and much sought after sessionmen. In fact, the lists of who they've played with sounds like a who's who of the biggest names in the hip-hop and pop worlds of the early 21st century -- the Fugees, Bo Bice, G-Unit, Tony Yayo, Mobb Deep, Common, Mos Def, and Macy Gray, among others. The Dub Trio story begins with a group called Actual Proof, which Holmes and Brooks played with while attending Berklee. Upon relocating to New York City, Tomino was welcomed into the fold, and turned his new bandmates onto dub music (especially King Tubby). Its members paid their dues as sessionmen, which provided the group with time to write and rehearse, and they became a tight rhythm section in the process. The group began playing shows locally without a name, until someone scrawled "Dub Trio" on the marquee outside one of their gigs. The name stuck, and soon, ROIR Records head Lucas Cooper signed the band. 2004 saw the release of the group's debut full-length, Exploring the Dangers Of, which was supported with sporadic touring -- including dates opening for Meat Beat Manifesto and Soulive. While working on their sophomore effort, 2006's New Heavy, Dub Trio decided to introduce vocals into their sound -- albeit on a single track -- as they invited the one-and-only Mike Patton to guest on "Not Alone." The Patton-Dub Trio collaboration was initially made solely through swapping files, but the two factions met on the same day that they also performed the track in front of a surprised audience on December 28, 2005, at a Patton/Rahzel gig in Brooklyn, New York. The performance and meeting went so well that the group plans on recording a full album with Patton. ~ Greg Prato
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  2.   Bay vs. Leonard
  3.   Yes You Can't
  4.   Control Issues Controlling Your Mind
  5.   Safe and Sane
  6.   Ends Justify the Means
  7.   One Man Tag Crew
  8.   Screaming at the Sea
  9.   Fuck What You Heard
  10.   Lullaby For...
  11.   Words
  12.   Drive by Dub
  13.   Regression Line
  14.   Jog On
  15.   Who Wants to Die?
  16.   Cool Out and Coexist
  17.   Jack Bauer
  18.   Angle of Acceptance
  19.   Not Alone
  20.   Illegal Dub
  21.   Sick Im
  22.   Fur Boots on the Party Moose
  23.   Awakening Dub
  24.   Real Wicked Ways
  25.   Extract
  26.   Patient Zero
  27.   En Passant
  28.   Respite
  29.   Not for Nothing
  30.   Noise
  31.   Thousand Mile Stare
  32.   Swarm
  33.   Felicitacion
  34.   Funishment
  35.   Table Rock Dub
  36.   Sunny I'm Kill
  37.   Mortar Dub
  38.   Sick im Kid
  39.   [Untitled]
  40.   No Flag
  41.   Casting Out the Nines
  42.   1:1.618
  43.   Agonist
  44.   Scoop and Smash Em

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