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TUE, JUL 19, 2011 at 1:07 AM

Download Dum Dum Girls song “Coming Down”

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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Posted by Alissa Gallivan

THU, JUN 30, 2011 at 2:53 AM

Dum Dum Girls announce new record “Only in Dreams” out September 27

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Dum Dum Girls have a new record coming out on September 27 called Only in Dreams and we can tell you that it is real good. The band will embark on a 31 date World Tour beginning on October 1st in San Diego, CA and ending on November 17 in London, England. All North American shows are with Crocodiles, and will see Colleen Green and Royal Baths sharing opening duties. See below for a full list of dates.

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Tour dates:
Sun, Aug 28, Los Angeles, CA Sunset Junction Street Fair
Sat, Oct 01, San Diego, CA Casbah
Sun, Oct 02, Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar $*
Mon, Oct 03, Los Angeles, CA Troubadour $*
Tue, Oct 04, San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall $*
Fri, Oct 07 Portland, OR Doug Fir $*
Sat, Oct 08, Vancouver, BC Electric Owl $*
Sun, Oct 09, Seattle, WA Neumo’s $*
Wed, Oct 12, St. Paul, MN Turf Club $*
Thu, Oct 13, Madison, WI High Noon $*
Fri, Oct 14, Chicago, IL Empty Bottle $*
Sat, Oct 15, Detroit, MI Magic Stick $*
Sun, Oct 16, Toronto, ONT Lee’s Palace $*
Mon, Oct 17, Montreal, QU Il Motore $*
Wed, Oct 19, Boston, MA Paradise $@
Fri, Oct 21, New York, NY Bowery Ballroom $@
Sat, Oct 22, Washington, DC Black Cat $@
Sun, Oct 23, Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer $@
Mon, Oct 24, Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s $@

Europe Dates
Thu, Nov 03, Berlin, Germany Festsaal Kreuzberg
Fri, Nov 04, Cologne, Germany MTC
Sat, Nov 05, Lyon, France Big Tinnitus Festival at Clacson
Tue, Nov 08, Nantes, France Stereolux
Wed, Nov 09, Roubaix, France Le Cave aux Poetes
Thu, Nov 10, Brussels, Belgium Rotande Botanique
Fri, Nov 11, Amsterdam, Netherlands London Calling Festival
Sun, Nov 13, Manchester, UK FAC 251
Mon, Nov 14, Newcastle, UK The Cluny
Tue, Nov 15, Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
Wed, Nov 16, Wrexham, UK Central Station
Thu, Nov 17, London, UK ULU

$ Crocodiles
* Colleen Green
@ Royal Baths


Posted by Bekah Zietz

TUE, APR 12, 2011 at 2:42 AM

Here’s What Sub Pop is Doing to Record Store Day This Year

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Record Store Day is April 16, 2011

We at Sub Pop Records will be very thoroughly celebrating Record Store Day this year, with a number of releases and events across the country very nearly beyond our meager ability to count. We’ll have limited-edition Record Store Day exclusive releases from Blitzen Trapper, Fleet Foxes and Lower Dens, a free 19-track Sub Pop sampler, and in-store performances by Obits, Low and The Head and the Heart. Plus, the self-titled debut from The Head and the Heart comes out on CD and LP on April 16th as part of Record Store Day. To find a participating store, go here.

Record Store Day Exclusive Releases
Fleet Foxes — Helplessness Blues b/w Grown Ocean 12" single SP920 (limited edition of 3000)

Lower Dens — Deer Knives b/w Tangiers 7" single SP927 (limited edition of 1000)

Blitzen Trapper — Maybe Baby b/w Soul Singer 7" single SP929 (limited edition of 1500)

Record Store Day Release Date
The Head and the Heart The Head and the Heart CD/LP SP915

Record Store Day Sampler
Terminal Sales Vol. 4: Please to Enjoy CD SP932

Our 2011 label sampler, comes housed in an embossed, die-cut package, and includes 18 art prints with information about each of the artists and a folded poster. Sub Pop would like to give it to you.

1. Daniel Martin Moore “Dark Road” from the album In the Cool of the Day (SP860), available January 2011
2. Aurelio “Tio Sam” from the album Laru Beya (NXA002), available on Next Ambiance January 2011
3. The Twilight Singers “On the Corner” from the album Dynamite Steps (SP844), available February 2011
4. Mogwai “Slight Domestic” from the “Mexican Grand Prix” 7" single on Rock Action Records, available February 2011
5. Papercuts “Do What You Will” from the album Fading Parade (SP885), available February 2011
6. Dum Dum Girls “Wrong Feels Right” from the He Gets Me High EP (SP917), available March 2011
7. J Mascis “Not Enough” from the album Several Shades of Why (SP859), available March 2011
8. Obits “You Gotta Lose” from the album Moody, Standard and Poor (SP857) available March 2011
9. Low “Try to Sleep” from the album C’mon (SP905), available April 2011
10. The Head and the Heart “No One to Let You Down,” previously unreleased. The album The Head and the Heart (SP915) is available for Record Store Day, April 16, 2011
11. Blitzen Trapper “Maybe Baby” from the “Maybe Baby” 7" single (SP929), available for Record Store Day, April 16, 2011
12. Lower Dens “Deer Knives” from the “Deer Knives” 7" single (SP927), available for Record Store Day, April 16, 2011
13. Fleet Foxes “Helplessness Blues” from the album Helplessness Blues (SP888), available May 2011
14. Chad VanGaalen “Peace on the Rise” from the album Diaper Island (SP871), available May 2011
15. Shabazz Palaces “lost foundling.” This Shabazz Palaces track is not from the album Black Up (SP900), available May 2011
16. Memoryhouse “Sleep Patterns” from The Years EP (SP925), available at some as-yet-undetermined point in 2011
17. Mister Heavenly “Mister Heavenly” from the as-yet-untitled Mister Heavenly debut album (SP926), available August 2011
18. Niki and the Dove “The Fox” From “The Fox” 12" single (SP930), available June 2011
19. Blouse “Shadow” From the “Shadow” 7" single (SP939), available May 2011

Bands Performing in Actual Record Stores
The Head and the Heart
Sonic Boom (Ballard), Seattle, WA 3pm (acoustic)
Easy Street (Queen Anne), Seattle, WA 7pm (full band)

Low
Electric Fetus, Minneapolis, MN 4pm

Obits
Generation Records, New York, NY time TBC.

Pissed Jeans
Beautiful World Syndicate , Philadelphia 2pm

For more information on Record Store Day visit the Record Store Day website.


Posted by Bekah Zietz

WED, FEB 23, 2011 at 8:13 AM

Sub Pop + Hardly Art + SXSW 2011

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SXSW is right around the corner, and once again we’ll be joining our pals Hardly Art for our showcase on Friday March 18th at Red 7.

Sub Pop (Outside Stage)
8:00 Jaill
8:50 Shabazz Palaces
9:40 Obits
10:30 Papercuts
11:20 Dum Dum Girls
12:10 J Mascis
1:00 The Head and the Heart
Hardly Art (Inside Stage)
8:15 Colleen Green
9:15 The Moondoggies
10:15 Hunx & His Punx
11:15 Unnatural Helpers
12:15 Fergus & Geronimo
1:15 La Sera

Also make sure to check out these other Sub Pop bands at these places:
Wednesday 3/16: Low, Memoryhouse, and Vetiver at St. David’s Historic Sanctuary
Thursday 3/17: Mister Heavenly at Beauty Bar

Check back often for updates on other shows our bands will be playing throughout the festival.


Posted by Lacey Swain

THU, FEB 3, 2011 at 1:48 AM

What gets Dum Dum Girls High?

Dum Dum Girls are releasing a new EP on March 1st entitled He Gets Me High. You can now listen to the title track off the ladies’ new EP by entering your email address in the widget above. Just do it, you know you want to.

All in the name of fun, the band are currently asking fans to send them pictures of whatever or whoever gets them high. Send your contribution to ddgLUV@gmail.com and you could see it show up in a tour booklet they’re putting together.

Over the next few months, the band will tour all over North America and Europe. Here’s the full list of tour dates.


Posted by Bekah Zietz