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Q&A: Kristin Welchez On The Evolution From Dee Dee & The Dum Dum Girls To Kristin Kontrol

In late January, Kristin Welchez -- who has been known as Dee Dee from the Dum Dum Girls -- announced that she'd be adopting a…
Ryan Leas | March 18, 2016 - 11:04 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We published our 50 Best New Bands of 2015 list this week, which is exciting! We love to debate things here at the 'Gum, and…
Stereogum | October 23, 2015 - 3:48 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was one of those weeks where the best music-related video wasn't a music video. It was Future Islands performing on Letterman and just fucking…
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2014 - 4:56 pm

More Dum Dum Girls stories

Kristin Kontrol – “Baby Are You In?”

Earlier this year, Kristin Welchez, better known as Dum Dum Girls leader Dee Dee, reinvented herself with the new synthpop alias Kristin Kontrol and released…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2016 - 10:01 am

Kristin Kontrol & The Vandelles Turn Beach Boys Hit Into Anti-Trump “Don’t Grab My Pussy”

There's nothing like the prospect of a bullying misogynistic toad ascending to the presidency to get the creative juices flowing. Donald Trump's terrifying candidacy has…
Peter Helman | November 5, 2016 - 4:45 pm

Kristin Kontrol – “(Don’t) Wannabe”

Most of us know Kristin Welchez as Dee Dee, frontwoman of the Dum Dum Girls. But for a new album that's coming out later this…
Tom Breihan | May 6, 2016 - 10:46 am

Kristin Kontrol – “X-Communicate”

Kristin Welchez is best-known as Dee Dee, leader of the gauzy garage-rock gang Dum Dum Girls. Back in January, though, we learned that Welchez is…
Tom Breihan | March 3, 2016 - 10:21 am

Rockaway – “Hawaii” (Feat. Kristin Kontrol) (Stereogum Premiere)

Adam Russell used to play bass for White Rabbits. Now he's teamed up with Ally Pekins under the name Rockaway, and the project's first single…
Chris DeVille | February 19, 2016 - 10:55 am

Dee Dee From Dum Dum Girls Goes Solo As Kristin Kontrol

Kristin Welchez is best known as Dee Dee from Dum Dum Girls, but today she announced that she's dropping the moniker in favor of her…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 28, 2016 - 10:39 am

Merchandise – “Red Sun” (Feat. Dum Dum Girls) (Stereogum Premiere)

Just a couple of years ago, it would've seemed -- well, maybe not unthinkable, but certainly a little unexpected for Merchandise and Dum Dum Girls…
Peter Helman | October 19, 2015 - 9:29 am

Lemonade – “Dancer On The Shore” (Feat. Dum Dum Girls’ Dee Dee) (Stereogum Premiere)

Over three albums, Lemonade have perfected their art of rippling, preternaturally chill dance-pop. And on "Dancer On The Shore," their first new track since last…
James Rettig | August 13, 2015 - 10:17 am

Dum Dum Girls – “Coming Down” Video Version 2 (Stereogum Premiere)

Dum Dum Girls released their newest LP, Too True, last year, but just now they're sharing a video for a track off of their 2011…
Peter Helman | July 21, 2015 - 10:03 am

Natalie Prass – “Bird Of Prey” Video

Last time Natalie Prass released a video, it was the face-morphing "Why Don't You Believe In Me," a somewhat chilling visual representation of the way…
Caitlin White | June 15, 2015 - 11:27 am

HUNI – “Is There Any Other One?”

UPDATE: We were wrong about it being a solo project. Dee Dee writes in to tell us: "it's a collaboration between me and Andrew Miller…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2015 - 2:43 pm

Watch Night Terrors Of 1927 Make Their TV Debut On Late Night With Dee Dee From Dum Dum Girls

Night Terrors Of 1927, the synthpop duo of Rilo Kiley/The Elected's Blake Sennett and the Honorary Title's Jarrod Gorbel, released their awesome, Killers-meets-Postal Service single…
Chris DeVille | January 20, 2015 - 3:21 pm

Dum Dum Girls – “On Christmas”

If there's any such thing as a not-great Christmas-themed synthpop song, I haven't heard it. For whatever reason, Christmas and synthpop bring out the bittersweet…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2014 - 1:53 pm
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