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
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