For those of you who’ve given up on the Vivian Girls because of that bathtub interview, here’s a chance to wipe the slate clean and find some all-Girls noise-pop by someone from another coast. We’ve been enjoying L.A.’s Dum Dum Girls quite a bit in these parts. Much like associate Blank Dogs — they record together as the very excellent the Mayfair Set — Dum Dum Girls’ name might be plural, but it’s actually the project of one Girl, a librarian named Dee Dee. (See, she has a day job. And as far as I can tell, she’s never dissed blooming onions.) Her songs make a nice pairing with other distorted California pop by the likes of Wavves, Crocodiles, etc. And she’s said that her moniker is a tribute to the Vaselines and the Stooges. She just posted a video for “Blank Girl,” a duet she did with the aforementioned Crocodiles’ Brandon Welchez, along with one for the older track, “Catholicked,” both using found footage to add images to the lo-fi hooks.
You can also take them traveling:
- Dum Dum Girls – “Catholicked”Download
- Dum Dum Girls – “Baby Don’t Go”Download
Go to Dee Dee’s MySpace for more sounds.