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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Our year-end coverage rolled along this week. We chose our our favorite songs, and looked at the best…
Stereogum | December 9, 2016 - 4:40 pm


Q&A: Kristin Welchez On The Evolution From Dee Dee & The Dum Dum Girls To Kristin Kontrol

In late January, Kristin Welchez -- who has been known as Dee Dee from the Dum Dum Girls -- announced that she'd be adopting a…
Ryan Leas | March 18, 2016 - 11:04 am

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Marissa Nadler – “Blue Vapor” Video

Next month, Marissa Nadler, maker of stormy and intense gothic folk music, is coming out with her new album For My Crimes. We've posted the…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2018 - 10:24 am


Taleen Kali – “Half Lie” (Prod. Kristin Kontrol)

Taleen Kali has been a mainstay of LA's rock scene for years now. Having once co-fronted the Echo Park band TÜLIPS, she's about to strike…
Ryan Leas | April 19, 2018 - 10:30 am

Kristin Kontrol – “Concrete Love”

Kristin Gundred, formerly known as Dum Dum Girls leader Dee Dee, recently reinvented herself under the new alias Kristin Kontrol. X-Communicate, her debut album of…
Peter Helman | September 21, 2017 - 10:49 am

Kristin Kontrol Scores Nicolas Cage Movie

In recent years, Kristin Welchez, the (former?) leader of Dum Dum Girls, has been making icy synthpop under the name Kristin Kontrol. And now Pitchfork
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2017 - 11:26 am

Kristin Kontrol – “Baby Are You In?”

Earlier this year, Kristin Welchez, better known as Dum Dum Girls leader Dee Dee, reinvented herself with the new synthpop alias Kristin Kontrol and released…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2016 - 10:01 am

Kristin Kontrol & The Vandelles Turn Beach Boys Hit Into Anti-Trump “Don’t Grab My Pussy”

There's nothing like the prospect of a bullying misogynistic toad ascending to the presidency to get the creative juices flowing. Donald Trump's terrifying candidacy has…
Peter Helman | November 5, 2016 - 4:45 pm

Watch Kristin Kontrol Perform “Smoke Rings” With String Ensemble

Kristin Kontrol -- the pop-leaning project of Kristin Welchez, aka Dee Dee from Dum Dum Girls -- released her debut album earlier this year, and…
James Rettig | July 20, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Neon Indian & Friends – “Pop Life” (Prince Cover) Video

Neon Indian and a cast of friends have added to the ever-growing list of Prince covers in the wake of the icon's untimely passing. In…
Collin Robinson | May 23, 2016 - 9:52 am

Kristin Kontrol – “(Don’t) Wannabe”

Most of us know Kristin Welchez as Dee Dee, frontwoman of the Dum Dum Girls. But for a new album that's coming out later this…
Tom Breihan | May 6, 2016 - 10:46 am

Kristin Kontrol – “Show Me”

At the beginning of the year, Kristin Welchez (fka Dee Dee from Dum Dum Girls) announced that she started a new solo project under the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 12, 2016 - 2:14 pm

Artist Portraits From Stereogum’s SXSW 2016 Showcase

Stereogum is in Austin right now for SXSW and last night, we put on an official showcase at Bud Light Factory at Brazos Hall with…
Stereogum | March 17, 2016 - 10:20 pm

Kristin Kontrol – “X-Communicate”

Kristin Welchez is best-known as Dee Dee, leader of the gauzy garage-rock gang Dum Dum Girls. Back in January, though, we learned that Welchez is…
Tom Breihan | March 3, 2016 - 10:21 am

Rockaway – “Hawaii” (Feat. Kristin Kontrol) (Stereogum Premiere)

Adam Russell used to play bass for White Rabbits. Now he's teamed up with Ally Pekins under the name Rockaway, and the project's first single…
Chris DeVille | February 19, 2016 - 10:55 am