WATCH: Dum Dum Girls Perform “Mine Tonight” (Rhapsody acoustic session)
Sub Pop is pleased to share release details for Dum Dum Girls’ End of Daze EP, due out September 25th on CD, LP and digitally. The EP features the single “Lord Knows,” as well as the tracks “Mine Tonight,” “I Got Nothing,” Season in Hell," and a cover of Strawberry Switchblade’s “Trees and Flowers”. “Mine Tonight” and “I Got Nothing,” were written immediately following the Only In Dreams session and were recorded in New York City with Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes in February 2011, as was the Strawberry Switchblade cover of “Trees and Flowers”.
The band also recently recorded an acoustic rendition of “Mine Tonight” for Rhapsody.com, which you can watch now via the YouTube link above or, here.
In advance of the release, Dum Dum Girls have scheduled a series of tour dates beginning July 21st in Brooklyn, NY for House of Vans and ending on August 11th in Omaha, NE at Maha Festival. See below for a full tour schedule.
Jul 21 Brooklyn, NY – House of Vans +
Jul 28 Seattle, WA – Little Big Show @ Neptune Theatre ++
Aug 03 Montreal, QE – Osheaga Music & Arts Festival
Aug 04 Chicago, IL – Official Lollapalooza Aftershow @ Cubby Bear
Aug 05 Chicago, IL – Lollapallooza
Aug 06 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
Aug 08 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
Aug 09 Madison, WI – Pondamonium at Warner Park ^!
Aug 10 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Aug 11 Omaha, NE – Maha Festival ^<
Dum Dum Girls are back with a brand new video for “Coming Down”, directed by their new bass player, Malia James. We sure hope you like this one as much as we do. View above or find on YouTube (where it premiered today!) or on Sub Pop’s Vimeo channel as well.
The ladies are presently on tour in Europe with a few stateside shows to follow, including a performance at Sasquatch music festival in May. See below for their full list of tour dates.
Dum Dum Girls on Tour
March 28 – Grenoble, France – Le Ciel
March 29 – Firenze , Italy – Flog
March 30 – Venice, Italy – Moon Club
March 31 – Ravenna, Italy – Bronson
April 01 – Rome, Italy – Traffic
April 03 – Turin, Italy – Astoria Club
April 05 – Barcelona, Spain – La 2 del Apolo
April 06 – Bilbao, Spain – Kafe Antzokia
April 07 – Madrid , Spain – Ocho y Medio
April 08 – Zaragoza, Spain – Arena Rock
April 09 – Bordeaux, France – L’IBoat
April 11 – London, United Kingdom – Islington Academy
April 28 – Richmond, VA – Brown’s Island Park
May 15 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
May 16 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
May 17 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriets Pioneertown
May 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
May 21 – San Jose, CA – Blank Club
May 22 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
May 25 – Vancouver, Canada – Biltmore Cabaret
May 26 – Gorge, WA – Sasquatch! Festival
May 27 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Jul 13 – Lisbon, Portugal – Optimus Alive Festival
Aug 03 – Montreal, Canada – Osheaga Music Festival
No doubt you guys are all familiar with the very excellent “Undercover” series that the folks over at The A.V. Club put together. Of course you are. It is, after all, one of the 10 or 11 best things on the internet (somewhere just after this).
While on tour together not long ago, Sharon Van Etten (not on Sub Pop, still great) and Shearwater (Animal Joy very recently released on Sub Pop, also great) performed a cover of Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty’s duet “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” for those guys under the very reasonable name of Shearon Van Ettenwater. We like it a whole lot and maybe you will, too.
We have done a not altogether awesome job of telling you guys about the Undercover performances our bands have done. There have been a bunch of them and all of them are really great. F’rinstance…
“‘Only in Dreams,’ the second Dum Dum Girls album, seethes with a beautiful, raging confidence, louder and fuller than anything they’ve done before, and better than the onetime peers they’re leaving behind. These lush and reverb-thick songs are ambitious and pointed about subjects that often drag: leaving, wasting away, aching.” – New York Times (Only in Dreams album review, 2011)
Other shows our bands are playing at CMJ:
Under the Radar party
Public Assembly (front room)
70 North 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 TIME: 4:10 – 4:40 PM
401 W 14th Street, New York City, NY 10014 TIME: 8:20
The FIXEDCMJ Freakout!
Public Assembly (front room)
70 North 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 TIME: TBA
Dum Dum Girls KEXP Live @ Ace Hotel
20 W. 29th Street
New York City, NY 10001
http://www.acehotel.com/newyork/contact TIME: 2:30 PM
Memoryhouse DJ Set CJLO hosted Medium Rotation CMJ Mixer
232 E 9th Street
New York, NY TIME: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Dum Dum Girls
Above Allen @ Thompson LES
190 Allen Street TIME: 7 PM
6DB Unofficial CMJ Showcase
The Studio at Webster Hall
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003 TIME: 1:05-1:35pm
Dum Dum Girls
Bowery/Ground Control CMJ Showcase
6 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10002 TIME: 11 PM
Yours Truly CMJ Showcase
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211 TIME: 11 PM
Memoryhouse AAM Showcase
The Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211 TIME: 3:15-3:45
Write about what you know. That’s what they say. But that’s a lot easier said than done when what you know is very, very difficult to bear. That was the challenge Dum Dum Girls’ leader Dee Dee faced when writing the songs for the band’s moving second album Only in Dreams. Listen to the slowdive ballad “Coming Down,” which Dee Dee wrote not long after her mom passed away. “That song came out of being in and out of awareness of the depth of the situation,” she says. “Sometimes when I write, I don’t really analyze what I’m saying but the more I hear that song, the deeper it feels. I don’t know if I’m addressing life or God or what, but it’s our big, epic song on every scale.”
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