Thursday, October 20, 2011
Dum Dum Girls
God Bless America, it's been a while since I've updated this thing. So for the seven of you out there that actually read this blog, my sincerest apologies.
With all due respect to the groups in recent years attempting to take on the torch passed down by The Rondelles and The Supremes (e.g. Vivian Girls, Pipettes, etc), none can touch the Dum Dum Girls. Informed not only by the aforementioned 60's girl groups, there is a touch of shoegaze and a healthy dose of Hope Sandoval-esque (Mazzy Star) vocals. All of these influences come together to make some dreamy pop music. Check out these free and legal tracks below and search out their cover of The Smiths' "There is a light that never goes out".
Bedroom Eyes (mp3)
Coming Down (mp3)
Bhang Bhang, I'm a Burnout (mp3)
He Gets Me High (mp3)
Jail La La (mp3)
Also check out their cover of Big Star's September Gurls on the AV Club's Undercover 2011 here