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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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 30, 2011

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 9, 2011

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

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

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… More »

By: jessica / March 17, 2011

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… More »

By: brandon / February 3, 2011

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

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 »

By: jessica / June 9, 2010

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 More »

By: brandon / April 21, 2010

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 TakesMore »

By: brandon / March 29, 2010

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 photo… More »

By: stereogum / March 23, 2010

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… More »

By: brandon / February 23, 2010

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 grou… More »

By: brandon / January 13, 2010

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

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! More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 17, 2009

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… More »

By: brandon / December 1, 2009

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 wi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009

CMJ ’09: Weekend In Photos

One last gargantuan batch of photos from an exhausting, exhaustive week of NYC showgoing. On Friday Jessica Amaya joined us at Doveman's record release party at the Elevated Hole, a Chelsea loft owned by the Yale English Dept. chair Michael Warner. The room was a perfect foil for Doveman's candlelit Conformist material, along with… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2009

New Frankie Rose & The Outs – “Thee Only One”

Ex-Vivian Girls drummer (and NYC bartender) Frankie Rose recently made the Crystal Stilts an Ex too, starting her own project, the all-girl quintet Frankie Rose & The Outs. Well, almost all-girl: Crystal Stilts guitarist JB Townsend contributes to their forthcoming single. (The split was clearly amicable.) Rose still keeps her drums skill sharp a… More »

By: brandon / October 8, 2009

Stereogum CMJ Opening Night Live ’09

For this year's CMJ party we teamed up with The Believer to bring you an excellent night of music that will begin much earlier than last year's Late Night with Gang Gang Dance et al. The event takes place Tuesday, 10/20. Doors open at 7PM and you can expect the first band at… More »

By: brandon / October 2, 2009