“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 Dee + Frankie Rose, Jules, and Bambi) still nods equally to noise poppers and girl groups, but things shine a bit brighter across its 11 tracks. The polish makes sense considering the band’s increasingly tight live shows. Take a listen.
Dum Dum Girls – “Jail La La” (MP3)
I Will Be is out 3/30 via Sub Pop/HoZac. Nick Zinner plays on “Yours Alone.” Crocodiles’ Brandon Welchez sings/plays guitar on a new version of “Blank Girl.” The collection opens with an updated version of “It Only Takes One Nite.” Etc. While you’re thinking about DDG’s don’t forget about fairly recent non-album track “Let It Be Me.” And remember walkin’ in the sand: