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Kristin Kontrol Shares New Song “Concrete Love”

New Single from Former Dum Dum Girls Frontwoman

Sep 21, 2017

Kristin Kontrol (aka Kristin Gundred) released her debut album, X-Communicate, last year via Sub Pop. And now she's back with a new electro-pop song, "Concrete Love." Andrew Miller produced the song and it was previously announced that Gundred and Miller were teaming up as the songwriting and production team of Hunny Music. More

May 25, 2016

Dum Dum Girls frontwoman/main creative force Dee Dee previously announced a new solo project called Kristin Kontrol. Dee Dee's real name is Kristin Welchez, hence the name of her new project, and Kristin Kontrol's debut album, X-Communicate, is due out this Friday, May 27, via Sub Pop. Now she's announced some June tour dates in support of the album. More

May 23, 2016

Prince passed away at his home last month and the Prince tributes and covers have been fittingly constant ever since. Now Neon Indian's Alan Palomo has teamed up with various musicians to cover Prince's "Pop Life," a track from Prince's 1985 album Around the World in a Day. More

May 06, 2016

Dum Dum Girls frontwoman/main creative force Dee Dee recently announced a new solo project called Kristin Kontrol. Dee Dee's real name is Kristin Welchez, hence the name of her new project, and Kristin Kontrol's debut album, X-Communicate, is due out May 27 via Sub Pop (also Dum Dum Girls' label). Now she's shared another track from the album, the ballad "(Don't) Wannabe." Listen below. More

Mar 03, 2016

Dum Dum Girls frontwoman/main creative force Dee Dee Penny (sometimes just known as Dee Dee) recently announced a new solo project called Kristin Kontrol. Dee Dee's real name is Kristin Welchez, hence the name of her new project. Now Kristin Kontrol has announced a debut album, X-Communicate, and shared its title track, which you can listen to below. The album is due out May 27 via Sub Pop (also Dum Dum Girls' label). More

Jan 28, 2016

Dum Dum Girls frontwoman/main creative force Dee Dee Penny (sometimes just known as Dee Dee) has launched a new solo project called Kristin Kontrol. Dee Dee's real name is Kristin Welchez, hence the name of her new project. Kristin Kontrol's debut album is set for release this spring via Sub Pop (also Dum Dum Girls'label). More

Jan 04, 2016

2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has already gotten some vocal support from several indie-leaning musicians (Jeff Tweedy, Neil Young, Killer Mike, etc.) and this Tuesday and Wednesday at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn some musicians are banding together for a Sanders fundraiser.  More

Dum Dum Girls Share Shelved Original Video for “Coming Down”

Lost 2011 Video Returns Thanks in Part to Orange is the New Black

Jul 21, 2015

Back in 2011 director Sam Macon directed a video for the Dum Dum Girls song "Coming Down," a single from the band's second album, Only in DreamsMore

Check Out Photos from Day Two of Outside Lands 2014 Including HAIM, and Jagwar Ma

Plus: Dum Dum Girls, Local Natives, Macklemore, and more!

Aug 10, 2014

Check out photos from Day TWO of the Outside Lands, held in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA on August 9, 2014. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to capture the action. Click here to view the full gallery.

Dum Dum Girls Announce North American Tour Dates

Too True Is Out Now on Sub Pop

Jul 30, 2014

Dum Dum Girls are hitting the road in support of their excellent third album, Too True. More

Jun 05, 2014

Check out this moody black and white video where Dum Dum Girls emote through “Under These Hands,” a cut from their recently released album Too TrueMore

Watch: Dum Dum Girls - “Rimbaud Eyes” Video

Too True Is Out Now Via Sub Pop

Apr 24, 2014

Dum Dum Girls get animated in the video for “Rimbaud Eyes,” a cut from their new album Too True. More

Apr 17, 2014

Let’s take a trip back in time to March, 2014.  More

Mar 06, 2014

Holy synergy Batman! Sub Pop, Vice & MOCA TV have teamed up to premiere a new short film called “Are You Okay.” The project was written by Bret Easton Ellis and features Dum Dum Girls' Too True single “Are You Okay?”  More

Feb 19, 2014

We all knew that Dum Dum Girls are big fans of both Madonna and 1980s Goth. In the video for Too True cut “Too True to be Good,” frontwoman Dee Dee channels both.  More

Jan 31, 2014

Last night Dum Dum Girls were welcomed as the musical guest on David Letterman's Late Show. More

Jan 20, 2014

Next week Dum Dum Girls will release their newest LP Too True. More

Listen: Dum Dum Girls - “Rimbaud Eyes”

New Album Too True Out Jan. 28

Jan 13, 2014

Too True, the new album from Dum Dum Girls comes out Jan. 28 on Sub Pop. More

Dum Dum Girls Announce Tour

New Album Too True Out Jan. 28

Dec 10, 2013

With the forthcoming release of their brand new full-length Too TrueDum Dum Girls have announced plans for a North American tour next year. More

Dum Dum Girls Announce New Album “Too True”

Listen to New Track “Lost boys and Girls Club”

Oct 31, 2013

On January 28, Dum Dum Girls will release their new album, Too True via Sub Pop.  More

Jul 02, 2013

Later this month the Cartoon Network will premiere Beware the Batman, a new CGI-animated show exploring a new take on the Batman mythos. More

Listen: Haunted Hearts - “Something That Feels Bad is Something That Feels Good”

Debut Song from Dum Dum Girls/Crocodiles Side Project

Dec 03, 2012

Next year Dum Dum Girls Dee Dee and her husband, Brandon Welchez of Crocodiles, will release their debut single as Haunted Hearts. More

Protest Sign Auction Ends In One Hour!

Your Last Chance to Bid on Autographed Protest Signs Made by Tegan and Sara, Janelle Monáe, Death Cab, Dan Deacon, James Blake, The Drums, EMA, of Montreal, DIIV, Okkervil River, and others

Oct 23, 2012

Under the Radar magazine's Protest Auction ends in one hour at 2:00 p.m. EST. The auction features all of the autographed protest signs created by musicians for the magazine's The Protest Issue, which is on newsstands now. All profits will go to the War Child charity. Musicians who are taking part include Janelle Monáe, Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Dan Deacon, The Drums, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, Tom Morello, Liars, Matthew Dear, Dum Dum Girls, EMA, Menomena, Amanda Palmer, Laetitia Sadier, Reggie Watts, Youth Lagoon, Zola Jesus, and many others. More

Protest Sign Auction Ends Tomorrow at 2:00 PM EST

Bid on Autographed Protest Signs Made by Tegan and Sara, Janelle Monáe, Death Cab, Dan Deacon, James Blake, The Drums, EMA, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, and others

Oct 22, 2012

Under the Radar magazine's Protest Auction ends tomorrow, Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. EST. The auction features all of the autographed protest signs created by musicians for the magazine's The Protest Issue, which is on newsstands now. All profits will go to the War Child charity. Musicians who are taking part include Janelle Monáe, Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Dan Deacon, The Drums, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, Tom Morello, Liars, Matthew Dear, Dum Dum Girls, EMA, Menomena, Amanda Palmer, Laetitia Sadier, Reggie Watts, Youth Lagoon, Zola Jesus, and many others. More

Bid on Autographed Protest Signs Made by Tegan and Sara, Janelle Monáe, Death Cab, and more

Protest Auction Ending Tuesday, Also Features Dan Deacon, James Blake, The Drums, EMA, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, and others

Oct 21, 2012

Under the Radar magazine's Protest Auction is now on and ends Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. EST. The auction features all of the autographed protest signs created by musicians for the magazine's The Protest Issue, which is on newsstands now. All profits will go to the War Child charity. Musicians who are taking part include Janelle Monáe, Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Dan Deacon, The Drums, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, Tom Morello, Liars, Matthew Dear, Dum Dum Girls, EMA, Menomena, Amanda Palmer, Laetitia Sadier, Reggie Watts, Youth Lagoon, Zola Jesus, and many others.

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Sep 26, 2012

On the road supporting their newest album Four Bloc Party have announced a series of tour dates through North America this coming December. More

Watch: Dum Dum Girls - “Lord Knows” Video

Priestesses of the Sacred Heart

Sep 25, 2012

Releasing their new EP End of Daze this week, Dum Dum Girls have unveiled a music video for the effort's latest single "Lord Knows." More

Sep 18, 2012

Next week Dum Dum Girls will their new EP End of Daze. Having already shared the included track "Lord Knows," the band has taken the liberty to now stream the extended player in its entirety. More

Listen: Dum Dum Girls - “Lord Knows”

Off Upcoming EP End of Daze

Jul 31, 2012

Announcing the release of a new EP last month entitled End of DazeDum Dum Girls have now offered up one of its featured tracks online. More

Jul 11, 2012

Are you in Omaha, Nebraska? In the mood for some music? We’ve got your way into the Maha Musical Festival in Omaha, Nebraska, taking place Saturday, August 11. The fest features Dum Dum GirlsMynabirdsGarbageDesaparecidos, and more. 

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Jun 29, 2012

On September 25, The Dum Dum Girls will release a new EP, End of Daze (via Sub Pop). More

Mar 28, 2012

Today The Dum Dum Girls premiered a video accompaniment to Only in Dreams cut “Coming Down.” More

Dec 02, 2011

Last night the Dum Dum Girls visited 30 Rock and the set of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to perform "Bedroom Eyes" off the group's latest LP Only in Dreams. More

Oct 25, 2011

Check out photos from Day Three of CMJ 2011 in New York, NY including photos of Zambri, Dum Dum Girls, Caveman, Ill Fits and Forest Fire. Photographer Wendy Lynch Redfern was there to capture the action. See the full gallery here. More

Sep 20, 2011

The entirety of Dum Dum Girls' second full-length Only In Dreams has made its way online for fans this morning. More

Listen: New Dum Dum Girls “Bedroom Eyes”

Only in Dreams, on September 27

Aug 30, 2011

Dum Dum Girls are set to release their sophomore LP, Only in Dreams, on September 27 via Sub Pop. Listen to "Bedroom Eyes," another dreamy track from the full-length. Also, check out upcoming tour dates and album cut "Coming Down" over here. We interviewed the band in the latest issue. More

CMJ 2011 Announces Initial Lineup – EMA, Dum Dum Girls, Zola Jesus, Wild Flag, and more

Plus: Eleanor Friedberger, Handsome Furs, CSS, Neon Indian, Class Actress, Portugal. The Man, and others

Aug 23, 2011

The CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival has announced their initial 2011 lineup. The event happens at venues across New York City October 18 - 22. Today the CMJ website announced the first round of artists performing this year. The list includes EMA, Dum Dum Girls, Zola Jesus, Wild Flag, Eleanor Friedberger, Handsome Furs, CSS, Neon Indian, Class Actress, Portugal. The Man, and others. More

Under the Radar Announces Summer Issue and St. Vincent Cover

Issue Also Features Stephen Malkmus vs. Gus Van Sant, M83, The Horrors, Washed Out, Bon Iver vs. Fugazi, WU LYF, Dum Dum Girls, and much more

Jul 28, 2011

Under the Radar’s Summer 2011 Issue has just hit stands. It features St. Vincent on the cover and includes articles on M83, Bon Iver vs. Fugazi, The Horrors, Washed Out, Stephen Malkmus vs. Gus Van Sant, WU LYF, Dum Dum Girls, Friendly Fires, Memory Tapes, John Maus, Niki & The Dove, Purity Ring, Youth Lagoon, and many others; as well as over 115 reviews. The digital version of the magazine also includes 50 extra pages of bonus content, including articles on My Morning Jacket, The Rapture, Eleanor Friedberger, Handsome Furs, Moonface, Stephin Merritt, Laurel Halo, and more. More

Listen: Dum Dum Girls – “Coming Down”

Cover Art for Only in Dreams Also Released

Jul 19, 2011

Today Dum Dum Girls released the first single, "Coming Down." More

Listen: Les Demoniaques (Dum Dum Girls + Tamaryn): “Teenage Lust”

Side-Project Release First Single, Jesus and Mary Chain Cover

Jul 13, 2011

Les Domoniaques, a new outfit with Dum Dum Girls frontwoman Dee Dee Penny and band Tamaryn have released first single, "Teenage Lust." More

Jun 30, 2011

Following up last year's debut I Will Be, the Dum Dum Girls have announced the release of the band's upcoming sophomore album, Only in Dreams. More

Dum Dum Girls and Tamaryn Join Forces, Form Les Demoniaques

Group Covers Jesus and Mary Chain Track

Jun 14, 2011

The new group takes on a Jesus and Mary Chain song as their debut single. We have the teaser video of the track. More

Dum Dum Girls Release EP, Tour

Garage Band Works With Blondie Producer

Nov 24, 2010

Garage poppers Dum Dum Girls are on the march to lo-fi girl-group domination. We have EP and tour details. More


Interviews

Apr 02, 2014

Dum Dum Girls' third full-length album, Too True, represents a new chapter in the musical life of frontwoman Dee Dee (who used to go by Dee Dee Penny, but now prefers no surname). After the tragic death of her mother, which informed 2011's Only In Dreams, Dee Dee slowly started to exorcise her pain and hurt. The band's subsequent End of Daze EP found her  More


Reviews

Too True

Too True

Sub Pop

Jan 29, 2014

Dee Dee Penny (or just Dee Dee now) and crew dip further than ever into the dark '80s wormhole with Too True, all ice-cold production and layers of chorused guitars. And look, a blue neon rose to matchpaired with Dee Dee herself on the Lita Ford-style album art. More