Dee Dee, the leader of Dum Dum Girls, seems like she'd make an awesome girlfriend; at least, it seems that way from her songs. With liberal use of the word "baby", her songs are sweet, edgy, and about falling in love with and appreciating your man, but only if he deserves it.
The debut full length from the Dum Dum Girls pulls off the rare feat of having one foot firmly in the past, while the other is planted in the modern day. Informed by 50's girl groups and a garage sound, Dum Dum Girls never fall for the trappings of becoming revivalists. Instead, they work toward reinventing the sounds that influenced them. Dum Dum Girls take the wall of sound of the 50's and push it through to modern times, picking up some punk, indie, and even some electronica along the way. If Enid from Ghost World started a band, it would sound like this.
All of this wouldn't matter much without Dee Dee writing killer tracks, and she succeeds at every turn. Every song is instantly memorable, worming it's way into your brain. It feels like they'll get stuck there for a long time, and you want them to.
Recommended If You Like:
Black Tambourine, Vivian Girls, Shangri-Las, Ghost World, albums that are short and sweet... and leave you wanting more.
extras in a Quentin Tarantino film.
a middle school crush.
Listen to When:
racing for pinks.
Vinyl the Cat says:
I'M a DUM DUM GIRL!
Dum Dum Girls - Jail La La