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Album Of The Week: Dum Dum Girls Only In Dreams

[Every Tuesday, Stereogum will pore over the week’s official releases and offer a closer look, and listen, at the one we’re most into. This week, that album is Dum Dum GirlsOnly In Dreams.]

Dum Dum Girls new album, Only In Dreams, is the best thing the group has done, and that’s no… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 27, 2011 - 4:36 pm

Dum Dum Girls – “Bedroom Eyes” Video

In which Only In Dreams lovelorn standout “Bedroom Eyes” becomes a masterclass in lipstick, mascara, and another era’s glamour/leggings. Directed by Sam Macon:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 26, 2011 - 12:18 pm

Stream Dum Dum Girls Only In Dreams

We’ve already posted the new Dum Dum Girls tracks “Coming Down” and “Bedroom Eyes“, and now Only In Dreams, the band’s sophomore album, is streaming in full. Like I Will Be, the band’s debut, it’s a thoroughly well-crafted example of retro garage-pop, though the new one is a bit peppier than its predecessor. Other tha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 20, 2011 - 4:41 pm

Dum Dum Girls – “Bedroom Eyes”

“Bedroom Eyes” is a sterling example of Dum Dum Girls’ generational reprise of Chrissie Hynde, a nifty trick that gives color and mood to the band’s forthcoming Only In Dreams LP. Pair it with the last-dance-at-prom cut “Coming Down” to get a sense of the album’s charm, though that’s really best accomplished by copping the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 30, 2011 - 11:27 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: August 2011

We took last month off from our Monthly Mix series in favor of our midterm flashback/annual summer jams compilation Cruel Summer, which you should grab if you haven’t. But it is a new month — the last one of Summer 2011 — so here’s a filtered recap of the month’s finest free MP3s. Use it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 9, 2011 - 10:03 am

Dum Dum Girls – “Coming Down”

“Coming Down” is the lead track from Dum Dum Girls’ forthcoming sophomore full-length Only In Dreams. It gives you a hint of the Chrissie Hynde/Pretenders vibe that percolates across the collection, though not as much as on other tracks (see “Bedroom Eyes,” “Just A Creep,” “In My Head,” etc.). Dee Dee, who we last heard… More »

By: brandon / July 19, 2011 - 9:49 am

Les Demoniaques (Dum Dum Girls x Tamaryn) Cover Jesus & Mary Chain

Les Demoniaques is the project of Dum Dum Girls leader Dee Dee and Tamaryn. Take a listen to their cover of Jesus & Mary Chain’s “Teenage Lust“: They remove the fuzzy, sweaty crunch of the Honey’s Dead original, transforming it into something airier and, oddly, less lusty. More »

By: brandon / July 12, 2011 - 11:55 am

Alex Chilton Remembered, One Year After His Death

Alex Chilton passed away one year ago today. Big Star was scheduled to play SXSW in 2010, instead the show became a tribute, with friends and fans playing Chilton’s music and remembering his work. We posted a short obituary at the time, but I thought that a year later we could take a closer look… More »

By: jessica / March 17, 2011 - 10:02 am

Dum Dum Girls – “He Gets Me High”

Yesterday we heard Dee Dee singing on Zodiacs’ “Faraway Friend.” Today it’s a new track from her main project: “He Gets Me High”‘s the title track from Dum Dum Girls’ forthcoming EP,  a stopgap collection that includes three originals and a cover of the Smiths’ “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out.” It wa… More »

By: brandon / February 3, 2011 - 10:43 am

Zodiacs – “Faraway Friend”

Mike Sniper, the guy behind Blank Dogs and Captured Tracks, told us Zodiacs isn’t really a band, it’s “a studio project with a rotating lineup.” Wild Nothing and Beach Fossils collaborate on one track, for instance, and this one features Dum Dum Girls’ Dee Dee on vocals, Woods’ Jeremy Earl on drums, his bandmate Jarvi… More »

By: brandon / February 2, 2011 - 5:59 pm

Dum Dum Girls – “Bhang Bhang, I’m A Burnout” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

You might notice some similarities, aesthetic-wise, between this video and the one for “Jail La La.” Both were made by Christin Turner, who will direct clips for every song on the album. Front woman Dee Dee cheerfully declares the titular line over the song’s snaking guitar line, so the accompanying video feels a lot more… More »

By: jessica / June 9, 2010 - 3:35 pm

Dum Dum Girls – “Pay For Me”

The buzzing, dusky “Pay For Me” comes from Dum Dum Girls’ Record Store Day split with labelmates, London trio Male Bonding. Right, it’s “pay” not “pray.” Either way, it fits well with I Will Be’s outlaw themes and leather jackets. Listen at HypeM.

The Dum Dum Girls/Male Bonding 7″ is out via SubMore »

By: brandon / April 21, 2010 - 11:40 am

Dum Dum Girls – “Jail La La” Video

There are a number of dusky Shangri-Las and Phil Spector-nodding bands circulating under the “indie rock” banner these days — Dum Dum Girls are the best of the lot. Dee Dee & Co’s excellent Sub Pop debut I Will Be establishes a powerfully assured pop haze from its updated take on “It Only Takes OnMore »

By: brandon / March 29, 2010 - 9:50 am

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff necks and barking feet worth it. Here’s Wednesday, Thursday, Gibbarday, and SXSW’s metal shows, and more. This last post contains our notes, and photos from our intrepid photographers — RyanMore »

By: stereogum / March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am

Dum Dum Girls – “D.A.L.” (Stereogum Premiere)

We’ve been enjoying Dum Dum Girls’ Richard Gottehrer-produced I Will Be, most recently via the new version of old favorite “Jail La La” that appears on the album proper and a single backed by a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Play With Fire.” As far as other I Will extras: Folks pre-ordering the full-length receive… More »

By: brandon / February 23, 2010 - 1:44 pm

New Dum Dum Girls – “Jail La La”

“Jail La La” isn’t a new Dum Dum Girls song, but it has been re-recorded and given the Richard Gottehrer treatment for Dee Dee & Co’s excellent forthcoming Sub Pop debut I Will Be. (It’s also available on a single backed by “Over The Phone.”) The new collection’s sound is dusky and the group (Dee… More »

By: brandon / January 13, 2010 - 3:16 pm

New Crocodiles & Dum Dum Girls – “Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don’t Die)”

Here’s your late-breaking contender for Indie XMas Jam Of ’09. Dee Dee (Dum Dum Girls) and Crocodiles finished recording this catchy, gothy yuletide original for us just hours ago. Prep your mistletoe and grab the MP3 here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 22, 2009 - 12:25 pm

New Indie Rock Christmas MP3s For 2009

Even though there’s something sacred about time-honored traditions, there’s only so many years you and your beloveds can sit beside the Christmas tree and listen to Sufjan or “Last Christmas” or the same old yuletide indie rock. It’s time we spruced up our collective Xmas indie rock playlist with some newness! Even if Christmas isn’tMore »

By: Amrit Singh / December 17, 2009 - 2:44 pm

Dum Dum Girls’ I Will Be Revealed

One of our favorite new groups Dum Dum Girls’ 11-song Sub Pop debut I Will Be finally has an official release date: We’re looking forward to March 30th and to hear what Richard Gottehrer (Voidoids, Blondie, the Go-Gos, the Raveonettes) has done with her dusky girl-group nodding noise-pop. For now we can be contented with… More »

By: brandon / December 1, 2009 - 4:04 pm

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we’rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm