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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 »

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

When sifting through this week’s qualified nominees for 5 Best Songs, four different tracks from Sky Ferreira’s long-awaited debut Night Time, My Time made the ballot. In the Bangerz pop-sphere, it’s a reminder that projects in the genre should be cohesive and well-produced and eschewing party-primed lyrics for emotional reveals is still the stuff hit… More »

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

After last week's bounty of videos, things slowed way down this week, and that's too bad. The best video of the week was the one…
Tom Breihan | October 1, 2011 - 12:45 pm

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,
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:…
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…
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…
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
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/Pretender…
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'…
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 friend…
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…
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."…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 appear…
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…
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…
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 liste…
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…
brandon | December 1, 2009 - 4:04 pm