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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
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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
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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
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More Dum Dum Girls stories

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Photos: Riot Fest Denver 2014

Riot Fest has grown into a gigantic music festival that occurs in three different iterations throughout the year. For the Denver edition this past weekend,…
Miles Bowe | September 23, 2014 - 11:39 am

Red Bull Sound Select Lines Up Run The Jewels, Kurt Vile, DFA1979 For 30 Days In LA

While music fans in New York are used to Red Bull Music Academy taking over the city during the month of May, it looks like…
Miles Bowe | September 10, 2014 - 6:09 pm

Photos: Burger A-Go-Go Fest 2014

This past weekend, Burger Records held a small festival called Burger A-Go-Go. That name implies a dance-filled occasion, but considering the goofy charm of the…
Miles Bowe | August 4, 2014 - 1:18 pm
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Artist Portraits From Pitchfork Festival 2014

This past weekend, Pitchfork Festival went down in Chicago, and it included a great deal of excellent acts. We sent our photographer Max Herman to…
Miles Bowe | July 21, 2014 - 11:16 am
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Dum Dum Girls – “Under These Hands” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Earlier this year, Dum Dum Girls dropped Too True, and recently they shot a session for clothier ALLSAINTS' London Sessions series. Below you can watch…
Miles Bowe | June 5, 2014 - 10:29 am

Dum Dum Girls – “Rimbaud Eyes” Video

Dum Dum Girls released "Rimbaud Eyes" way back in January, right before they dropped their newest album, Too True. Four months later, we've got a…
Sam Behrens | April 24, 2014 - 12:30 pm
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Artist Portraits From Coachella 2014

Last weekend we told you our top moments for the first week of Coachella from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Today, before the second weekend of…
Miles Bowe | April 18, 2014 - 5:47 pm
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