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!
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 EVERYTHINGTHAT WE SELL 20% OFFWHENYOUSPEND $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.
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 (SOLDOUT)
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*
In terms of good days for fans and future fans of the Dum Dum Girls, there are few better days than today. Why? Excellent question, blog reader. Today, we at Sub Pop have announced DDG’s third full length record, Too True, due out on January 28th. And while this alone is cause enough for celebration, there’s more to stoke the flames of excitement: in conjunction with the clothes-maker H&M, Dum Dum Girls have created an amazing video for the Too True album track “Lost Boys and Girls Club”, a beautifully haunting song whose melody will be replaying in your head for the coming days. You can check out that video in the blog embed.
In addition to the new Dum Dum Girls record on the horizon, a new track, and a new video, Too True is now available for pre-order on CD and limited, Loser Edition LP. If you pre-order from SubPop.com, you’ll receive a limited-edition bonus 7” featuring the album track, “Rimbaud Eyes”, and the non-album b-side, “Girls Intuition” (currently unavailable elsewhere). And as is the case with all limited-edition things, both the Loser Edition colored-vinyl LP and the bonus 7-inch single are a first come, first served type of deal. That means order now.
Headed to town for CMJ? Already thinking about what to pack? At once inspired by the endless cutie parade and shocked by the disproportionate gender ratio at shows? We have things in common.
Opt for a change of both scenery and gender balance, and revitalize your closet (or suitcase, for visitors) at GETUPs & GETDOWN. DJ sets from Dum Dum Girls and THEESatisfaction will light up the room for a vintage clothing swap from Broadist, swag and drinks from Sub Pop, and a chance to get your hands on some Dr. Martens from… well, you know. More details below!
Wednesday 10/16 – 6 to 9 PM – 21+
Good Co. – 10 Hope Street, Brooklyn NY 11211
DeeDee of Dum Dum Girls
Stas of THEESatisfaction
Bring 2-3 fall/winter garments you’re done wearing but which still deserve a new, loving home. In this like-minded crowd, you’re bound to make awesome trades. All sizes welcome! Our only request is that you bring your select finest goods to share.
Kindly anticipate drinks, hugs, vinyl, dancing, more estrogen than most, boots, and all your wildest dreams coming true. More details every day.
We hope you will enjoy the latest from the Dum Dum Girls by way of their brand new video for “Lord Knows,” which happens to be the lead single from the just-released-today-EP, End of Daze. ITunes / Amazon / Sub Pop