Aktual Trashe's sophomore album "Simplistic Ideas" was the follow up to their debut album "Take This As Seriously As We Did" and released on July 3, 2016. It features 20 tracks and was primarily written by Russell with Beck and Russell both almost equally taking on vocals. This is the first and only release without DPM as a member. The album's titled is taken from the song "Hooligans", with Beck thinking it encompassed the album as a whole. The band experimented with more genres, instruments and song structures. The first 5 songs are exclusively Russell, carrying on the joke from the last album's closing dialogue track stating Beck left the band. Track 6 starts with Russell singing the song title "Bring Me Home", just for Beck to burst back in and start the song. Tracks 3 and 15 feature DPM and were recorded before his departure, as well as track 8 featuring Russell's long time friend Gage Mccrary.
"Built This Coop" - June 3, 2016
"Bring Me Home" - June 15, 2016
- Catching Dreams
- Real Struggles
- Life Preserver
- Forbidden Love (Pt II)
- Bring Me Home
- Some Things Never Change feat. Gage Mccrary
- The Arts of Life
- Simplistic Ideas
- Indifferent Mind
- Built This Coop
- Short Lived
- It's Time to Stop
- Into the Cosmos
- The Nonicaul Archives
Brandon Russell - Mixing, Production, Composing, Programming, Lyrics, Vocals.
Wyhatt Beck - Lyrics, Vocals.
DPM Salt Lord - Lyrics, Vocals (Tracks 3, 15).
Gage Mccrary - Lyrics, Vocals (Track 8).
Album cover: Brandon Russell, idea made by Wyhatt Beck.