NEWS : MON, OCT 19, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Merchandise Collaborate with Dum Dum Girls for one-off single “Red Sun” / “Echo” - Premiere via Stereogum

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In this collaborative effort, 4AD group Merchandise and Sub Pop’s own Dum Dum Girls present the new “Red Sun” b/w “Echo” 7” single, available worldwide Friday, November 27th from Sub Pop.  (Listen to “Red Sun”)

“Red Sun” and “Echo” were both written after midnight.  “Red Sun” is the story of love, power, and weakness. A 3 minute narrative about the mystery of human attraction and its hold on the psyche.  “Red Sun,” played by Dee Dee, is half siren and half desert wanderer.  She’s the temptress and the God of War the body of a girl who can make all men her victim.  “Echo” takes place in the streets of Berlin.  In “Echo” our narrator is lost in the madness of regret and lost love. In the warm streets of summer he’s frozen by his thoughts as if it were winter already.  This new single was conceived in Tampa, FL and recorded between Tampa, Berlin and NYC during the summer of 2015.  

(Photo Credit: Catie Laffoon)

Stereogum had this to say about “Red Sun”, “a moody track that rests on a pulsing, sinister synth line and arid guitar. Dee Dee handles the verses, playing some sort of man-eating desert siren, while Carson Cox jumps in on the chorus” (see track premiere October 19th).


The “Red Sun” b/w “Echo” single is now available for preorder through Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, and Amazon. Preorders through megamart.subpop.com will receive a limited edition version of the 7” pressed on clear purple vinyl (while supplies last).

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Dum Dum Girls’ digital single for “Coming Down” (radio edit) b/w “Girls Intuition” is also now available for purchase through Sub Pop Mega MartiTunes and all streaming services.  Both songs were available exclusively on very limited edition 7” vinyl.


Posted by Rachel White