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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 sophomore album Only In Dreams. The slow-burning Mazzy Star-esque ballad “Coming Down” already has a video, but today, a month after the song was featured in a third-season episode of… More »

By: 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 the doubts of others can undermine our confidence. “Bird Of Prey” couches similarly dark themes in Prass’ impossibly sweet voice and heaps of elegant string work, but the video i… More »

By: 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 (his work goes as UUV) and it’s his music/production.”

Dum Dum Girls leader Dee Dee always likes to keep a few side projects going whenever her main band… More »

By: 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 “When You Were Mine” last fall. Now that their debut album Everything’s Coming Up Roses is out, they made their way to Late Night to perform the song last night. More »

By: 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 best in each other. Dum Dum Girls aren’t usually a synthpop band, but they try the sound out on “On Christmas,” their contribution to Converse’s holiday-themed Noise To The WorldMore »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2014 - 1:53 pm

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, the lineup featured bands from all over the spectrum: Weezer, Rise Against!, The Flaming Lips, TV On The Radio, Wu-Tang Clan, and a whole lot more. We sent our photographer… More »

By: 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 fans on the West Coast will be getting a similar treatment this fall. November will see the arrival of Red Bull Sound Select, featuring 30 days of events geared toward… More »

By: 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 label, they’re probably referring to Monster A-Go-Go, one of the most painfully stupid movies ever filmed. Judging from its lineup, though, which includes Dum Dum Girls, the Muffs, and Best… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 4, 2014 - 1:18 pm

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 capture some behind-the-scenes portraits of artists around the festival. Above you’ll find photos of DIIV, Deafheaven, Giorgio Moroder, and more. More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 21, 2014 - 11:16 am

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 them play the album cut “Under These Hands” in the Dalston bar Shacklewell Arms. It’s a moody black-and-white video, which fits right in with the band’s style. More »

By: 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 shiny set of visuals to go with the vixenish tinge of “Rimbaud Eyes.”… More »

By: Sam Behrens / April 24, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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 the festival begins, we’d like to share some of our intimate portraits of artists and bands at Coachella, including Future Islands, Blood Orange, Disclosure, Courtney Barnett, and Alexis Krauss of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 18, 2014 - 5:47 pm

Haunted Hearts – “Johnny Jupiter”

Dum Dum Girls’ Dee Dee Penny and husband/Crocodiles frontman Brandon Welchez are gearing up for their debut collab album, Initiation. Embarking on the project under the stage name Haunted Hearts, the pair has posted a preview of their new music via the psychedelic track “Johnny Jupiter,” featuring Dee Dee’s vocals and Brandon’s fuzz-rock instrumentation. Liste… More »

By: Taylor Law / March 25, 2014 - 4:34 pm

Watch Dum Dum Girls Cover Blondie With Debbie Harry At SXSW

One of the most appropriate surprise collaborations to hit SXSW this year went down Wednesday at the Spotify House. Debbie Harry herself joined Dum Dum Girls, whose Dee Dee Penny undoubtedly learned a few tricks from Harry about fronting a rock band, for a cover of Blondie’s “Dreaming.” Watch the full performance below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 14, 2014 - 4:05 pm

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 going for it. Letterman has already introduced frontman Samuel T. Herring’s dancing as a recurring joke on the show, and I sincerely hope it’s because he realizes that dancing wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 7, 2014 - 4:56 pm

Dum Dum Girls – “Are You Okay” Short Film (Written By Bret Easton Ellis)

Dum Dum Girls didn’t just make a music video for “Are You Okay,” a humid sigh of a song from their new album Too True. Instead, they got the famed American Psycho/Less Than Zero author Bret Easton Ellis to script them a creepy, inscrutable 11-minute psychological-horror short film for it. Dum Dums leader Dee Dee… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2014 - 11:00 am

Dum Dum Girls – “Too True To Be Good” Video

“Too True To Be Good” is an effects-pedal-happy dream-pop stunner from the very good new Dum Dum Girls album Too True, and now it follows “Lost Boys And Girls Club” as the album’s second video. The new clip goes heavy on film-school effects — hazy filters, double-exposures, dissolving film, stock footage of flowers — but… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2014 - 11:05 am

Watch Dum Dum Girls Play 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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2014 - 9:30 am

Stream Dum Dum Girls Too True

Since releasing their debut full-length I Will Be in 2011, the Dum Dum Girls have quickly built up one of the most purely likable discographies in all of contemporary indie rock — three albums and two EPs stuffed with clean-but-dirty riffs and tough-but-glowing hooks. Even more impressive: They’ve evolved their sound slowly but assuredly, adding… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2014 - 10:09 am

Dum Dum Girls – “Rimbaud Eyes”

The new Dum Dum Girls album Too True arrives at the end of the month, but so far we’ve only heard lead single “Lost Boys And Girls Club.” That changes now with the release of “Rimbaud Eyes,” an exceptionally catchy guitar-driven ’80s pop-rocker that references the 19th century libertine teenage poet Arthur Rimbaud. It’s like… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 13, 2014 - 10:10 am
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