Dum Dum Girls on Letterman

This week, the young god Miles Bowe took over the Album Of The Week column because he wanted to write about Actress’s experimental electronic swan song Ghettoville. Miles wrote about it very well, but if I were writing the column this week, my vote absolutely would’ve gone to Too True, the shivery new one from the Dum Dum Girls. And last night, the band showed up on the Late Show With David Letterman, sending Dave into a sort of drooling fit. The band played the bleary Too True track “Rimbaud Eyes” and looked as icy and immaculately styled as ever. (I believe it’s the first time I’ve seen a Dum Dum Girls lineup with a dude in it. Letterman to that guy: “Nice gig.”) We don’t get too see too many bands with both their sound and their look so completely figured out. Watch the performance below.

Too True is out now on Sub Pop.

Comments (9)
  1. Dum Dum… boy?

    • Had a feeling they would play this song. Certainly not my favorite from Too True… would’ve preferred In the Wake of You. Either way, glad they’re back!

  2. Coven fashion is in full bloom these days.

  3. Dee Dee seemed a bit nervous, but pulled it together.

    PS: That’s not the first guy to be in the band. Brandon from Crocodile (Dee Dee husband) was in the first line up of Dum Dum Girls circa Catholicked.

  4. this album is one of my favorites of 2014 so far, can’t stop playing it

    big mistake not making this album of the week, BIG MISTAKE

  5. After the great EP last year and Lord Knows, I’m pretty disappointed with the new LP. Pretty boring. A lot of sheen, great production, but not much meat to it. I’m having a Best Coast type of reaction here, but the 80s new wave version.

    • ……And I just watched the performance. When the write-up comments on how they looked rather than the music, I think that says it all. Oof at that performance. It’s kind of hard to recreate it live though when the music is 99 percent production.

  6. You nailed it.

  7. I’m glad The Bangle’s bassist found work.

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