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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 guest… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2009 - 9:07 am

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 as a… More »

By: brandon / October 8, 2009 - 10:23 am

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 - 9:42 am

New Dum Dum Girls – “Let It Be Me” (Stereogum Premiere)

When posting a demo of ostensible Jail La La track “Over The Phone” I referred to Dee Dee, aka Dum Dum Girls, as a “nostalgic one-woman girl-group.” It wasn’t the first time I’ve said something to that effect: There’s a dusky romanticism woven through much of DDG’s J&MC-on-Ronettes bedroom pop. For instance, this cover of… More »

By: brandon / September 23, 2009 - 11:38 am

New Dum Dum Girls – “Over The Phone”

Nostalgic one-woman girl-group Dum Dum Girls is pairing previously enjoyed songs — “Jail La La” and “Baby Don’t Go — on the Sub Pop single in advance of her Jail La La LP. As far as new material, hear a demo of lovesick, sock-hopping “Over The Phone” at MySpace. More »

By: brandon / September 15, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Woodsist/Captured Tracks Fest @ 979 Broadway Backyard, Brooklyn 7/4/09

This past weekend was all about the USA, and nothing says America quite like a day full of shitgaze in a graffitied, degenerated yard under some train tracks in Bushwick (or “East Williamsburg,” if your real estate agent is shady). The rosters of the Woodsist and Captured Tracks labels joined lo-fi forces with Todd P… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 6, 2009 - 9:32 am

New Mayfair Set – “Cease To Be” & “Junked”

When writing on Dum Dum Girls in the past, I’ve mentioned the Mayfair Set, her best-of-two-worlds collaborative project with the recently unmasked Blank Dogs. It’s good stuff and thankfully there’s more of it: A six-song Woodsist 12″ from the duo is forthcoming. You can hear two of the tracks — “Cease To Be” and “Junked”… More »

By: brandon / May 21, 2009 - 3:50 pm

New Dum Dum Girls – “It Only Takes One Nite”

When we posted Dum Dum Girls’ duet with Crocodiles’ Brandon Welchez, we mentioned that these “Dum Dum Girls” are actually the L.A. project of one girl. True. What’s unclear is if her name really is “Dee Dee” or if she’s a librarian. It’s not like we’re researching Thomas Pynchon here, so it hardly matters: The… More »

By: brandon / March 24, 2009 - 10:13 am

New Dum Dum Girls Videos – “Catholicked” & “Blank Girl”

For those of you who’ve given up on the Vivian Girls because of that bathtub interview, here’s a chance to wipe the slate clean and find some all-Girls noise-pop by someone from another coast. We’ve been enjoying L.A.’s Dum Dum Girls quite a bit in these parts. Much like associate Blank Dogs — they record… More »

By: brandon / March 5, 2009 - 12:51 pm
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