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NEWS : TUE, JUL 21, 2015 at 10:37 AM

Watch Dum Dum Girls’ unreleased video for “Coming Down” via Stereogum

In 2011, prior to the release of Dum Dum Girls’ second album Only In Dreams, Dee Dee met up with friend and director Sam Macon while visiting New York City to shoot a video for song “Coming Down.” “Bedroom Eyes” was tapped as the lead single (Macon also directed that video), but everyone felt “Coming Down” warranted its own introduction. In true DIY fashion, Dee Dee, Sam, and a few friends spent a day shooting in Chinatown, chasing light across the Williamsburg bridge.

Having only previously worked with director Christin Turner on more aesthetically obscure videos, Dee Dee admits, “I couldn’t handle starring in such a straight forward, HD role — it was just too much me. I felt exposed and that made me uncomfortable.”

Against the urging of Macon, Sub Pop, and her management, Dee Dee made the call against releasing it and it was canned. (Future bass player Malia James eventually made the official video for the song.)

Fast forward to 2015 and a sync of the song on the acclaimed television series Orange Is The New Black. Soundtracking Natasha Lyonne’s character in a heartbreaking scene brought on an overwhelming response to the song, and this renewed interest found Dee Dee being asked, yet again, to release the initial video.



“I look like a kid in it,” Dee Dee comments. “I look as young and vulnerable as I actually was at that point in my life — it’s probably the most honest visual I’ve done to date, which is probably why I fought it,” she laughs. She reached out to Macon and he replied simply,
“I’ve been waiting for this text for four years (see Stereogum video premiere July 21st)

Dum Dum Girls’ digital single for “Coming Down” (radio edit) b/w “Girls Intuition” is now available for purchase through Sub Pop Mega MartiTunes and all streaming services.    


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, MAR 6, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Dum Dum Girls, Bret Easton Ellis, & the “Are You Okay” Psychological Thriller

Sub Pop, Vice & MOCA TV proudly present Dum Dum Girls in “Are You Okay”, a short film written by Bret Easton Ellis and featuring the single “Are You Okay” from the band’s acclaimed new album, Too True. The psychological thriller which stars Dee Dee Penny and Shiloh Fernandez, was directed by Brewer, produced by Braxton Pope, with additional musical score composed by Tamaryn and Drew McDowall. The video also features Charles Ray’s artwork (Two Boys, 2010 fiberglass) courtesy of the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery. And for all you cinephiles, you can watch a making of the video here.

Dum Dum Girls are on tour, go see them.

Mar. 07 - San Diego, CA - Casbah* (SOLD OUT)
Mar. 08 - Las Vegas, NV - Backstage Bar*
Mar. 09 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom*
Mar. 10 - Albuquerque, NM - Sister*
Mar. 12 - Austin, TX -  SXSW – Spotify House (2pm)
Mar. 12 - Austin, TX -  SXSW –  Mohawk / SPIN at House of Vans Day Party (4:15pm)
Mar. 13 - Austin, TX -  SXSW – Mellow Johnny’s / “Officially Unofficial” KEXP, Sub Pop & Hardly Art Day Party (12pm)
Mar. 13 - Austin, TX - SXSW – The Hype Hotel (2pm)
Mar. 13 - Austin, TX -  SXSW – Convention Center, Ballroom D / KCSN Show at Radio Day Stage (4pm)
Mar. 13 - Austin, TX -  SXSW – Red 7 / Ground Control Touring Showcase (1:10am)
Mar. 14 - Austin, TX -  SXSW – The Tumblr House @ Clive Bar (5pm)
Mar. 14 - Austin, TX -  SXSW –  SXSan Jose @ Hotel San Jose (7pm)
Mar. 14 - Austin, TX -  SXSW – The Chevrolet Compound @ Cedar Street (11:45pm)
Mar. 15 - Austin, TX -  SXSW – I Heart Comix & Check Your Ponytail @ Empire Garage and Control Room (2:15pm)
Mar. 15 - Austin, TX -  SXSW – Gypsy / Sailor Jerry’s (5pm)
Mar. 16 - Dallas, TX - Spillover Music Fest / Club Dada*
Mar. 18 - Nashville, TN - Exit / Inn*
Mar. 19 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree*
Mar. 20 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl*
Mar. 21 - Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade*
Mar. 22 - Washington, DC - Black Cat*
Mar. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s* (SOLD OUT)
Mar. 25 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom* (SOLD OUT)
Mar. 26 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg* 
Mar.  27 - Boston, MA -  Brighton Music Hall*
Mar. 28 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore*
Mar. 29 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace*
Mar. 30 - Ferndale, MI - Loving Touch*
Mar. 31 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle* (SOLD OUT)
Apr. 01 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock*
Apr. 04 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret*
Apr. 05 - Seattle, WA - Neumos*
Apr. 06 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir*
Apr. 08 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent* (SOLD OUT)
Apr. 09 - San Jose, CA - The Blank Club*
Apr. 11 - Indio, CA - Coachella (SOLD OUT)
Apr. 17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy Theatre
Apr. 18 - Indio, CA - Coachella (SOLD OUT)
May 01 - London, UK - Scala
May 03 - Manchester, UK - Round House
May 04 - Leeds, UK - Live In Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club 
May 05 - Norwich, UK  - Norwich Art Centre
May 07 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3
May 08 - Belfast, UK - The Blackbox
May 09 - Galway, UK - Roisin Dubh
May 10 - Dublin, IE - The Button Factory
May 11 - Bristol, UK - Start The Bus
May 13 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
May 15 -  Milan, IT - Circolo Magnolia
May 16 - Rome, IT -  Traffic Club
May 17 - Carpi, IT - Mattatoio
May 18 - Zagreb, Croatia - Mocvara
May 20 - Hamburg, DE - Knust
May 21 - Berlin, DE -  Lido
May 22 - Munich, DE - Orangehouse @ Feierwerk
May 24 - Zurich, CH - Kinski Klub
May 25 -  Esch Alzette, LU -  ROCKHAL
May 26 - Paris, FR -  La Maroquinerie
May 27 - Paris, FR - Silencio
May 28 - Strasbourg, FR -  La Laiterie
May 29 - Lyon, FR - Les Nuits Sonores @ Les Confluences
May 31 - Barcelona, ES  - Primavera
Jun. 01 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Al Parc
Jun. 02 - Toulouse, FR - Connexion Cafe
Jun. 03 - Bordeaux, FR - Relache
Jun. 07 - Porto, PT - Primavera
* w/ Blouse




Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : MON, JAN 13, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Hear Dum Dum Girls’ “Rimbaud Eyes” Now! ‘Too True’ Out Jan. 28

Too True, Dum Dum Girls’ [bias alert] TRULY ASTOUNDING and UTTERLY MIND-BLOWING third full-length record, comes out on January 28th on Sub Pop Records (pre-orders here)! And while, sure, we here at Sub Pop are admittedly and hopelessly biased toward loving whatever DeeDee & Co. come up with, it’s only because Dum Dum Girls’ have a track record for delivering some pretty bullet-proof, fuzz-filled, dark pop anthems. Just look to every single full-length LP and EP for proof. They did it again with Too True, and the album track, “Rimbaud Eyes”, is just another notch in their proof belt, or whatever. I’ll stop now, I think this metaphor is kind of getting away from me. Just listen to “Rimbaud Eyes” from the forthcoming Too True in the embedded player and you’ll hear what I’m ham-fistedly trying to tell you.

Pre-orders of Too True will receive a limited-edition Dum Dum Girls 7” single featuring “Rimbaud Eyes” b/w the unreleased track, “Girls Intuition”. And if you happen to prefer the fidelity-maximizing vinyl music format, your pre-order will contain the limited, colored-vinyl Loser Edition version of the record. But, such as the order of limited things, when they’re gone, they’re gone, so order soon!


Posted by Sam Sawyer

COMMERCE : MON, DEC 30, 2013 at 5:14 AM

The Records of the Future, On Sale Today

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Sub Pop’s third annual 20’s Plenty Holiday Sale is quickly approaching its end, and if you haven’t heard about it yet, you’re doing a remarkable job of ignoring us (kudos to you, sometimes I wish I could ignore us), because we’ve been pretty loud about the money that we are desperately trying to save you by convincing you that now’s the time to spend all of it at our online store. So, before your opportunity to magically turn your money into long-playing Sub Pop records at the greatly discounted rate of 20% off goes away for another year, we wanted to tell you about a pretty special fact: not only is EVERYTHING THAT WE SELL 20% OFF WHEN YOU SPEND $20 OR MORE, but all five of the 2014 Sub Pop records that we currently have available for pre-order are 20% off, too! Future records available at the sale price of today! Now, I’m not sure if you know how stock options work, but this is essentially what’s happening here. Invest like a CEO, pick up brand new records at an appreciable discount from Mogwai, The Notwist, Death Vessel, THUMPERS, and Dum Dum Girls, and shop the rest of our sale here.


Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, DEC 10, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Dum Dum Girls to Tour on Their Upcoming ‘Too True’

Dum Dum Girls’ hotly anticipated new album, Too True, is slated for a January 28th, 2014 release, and Dee Dee and Co. are bringing the new record live to a bevy of stages throughout the lands to keep you warm all winter long.

If you pre-order Too True, you’ll receive a limited-edition bonus 7” for the album track “Rimbaud Eyes” with an unreleased b-side called “Girls Intuition”. Speaking of limited things, if you pre-order the vinyl LP, you’ll receive the limited, colored-vinyl Loser Edition of Too True. And such is the nature of limited-edition things, when they’re gone they’re gone, so order soonish!

Watch the video for “Lost Boys & Girls Club” in the embed.

Dec. 10 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
Dec. 11 – Hasselt, BE – Muziekodroom
Dec. 12 – Amiens, FR – La Lune Des Pirates
Dec. 13 – Fontenay-sous-Bois, FR – Espace Gerard Philipe
Dec. 14 – London, UK – Hoxton Bar and Grill
Dec. 15 – Athens, GR – AN Club
Jan. 28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Jan. 30 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT)
Mar. 07 – San Diego, CA – Casbah*
Mar. 08 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar*
Mar. 09 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom*
Mar. 10 – Albuquerque, NM – Sister*
Mar. 12-15 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar. 16 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada*
Mar. 18 – Nashville, TN – Exit / Inn*
Mar. 19 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree*
Mar. 20 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl*
Mar. 21 – Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade*
Mar. 22 – Washington, DC – Black Cat*
Mar. 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
Mar. 25 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
Mar. 26 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg*
Mar. 27 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
Mar. 28 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore*
Mar. 29 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace*
Mar. 30 – Ferndale, MI – Loving Touch*
Mar. 31 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle*
Apr. 01 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock*
Apr. 04 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret*
Apr. 05 – Seattle, WA – Neumos*
Apr. 06 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir*
Apr. 08 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent*

  • w/ Blouse

Posted by Sam Sawyer