Dum Dum Girls will return with a new album in 2014. Too True is due out January 28 on Sub Pop and the first taste of it is streaming now. "Lost Boys and Girls Club" deepens the sound carved out on 2012's End of Daze EP with gothy drama, heroin chic, and maybe even a touch of Pat Benetar. Those are references both aural and visual in the case of the video above, which comes courtesy of H&M. Therein, you'll find a lot of people looking good in leather, doing affectedly cool things (pulling sunglasses out of freezers, throwing dress shirts into toilets) as singer Dee Dee Penny sings, "There's no particular place we are going / Still, we are going." In speaking to Stereogum, the Ronettes-loving leader described Too True:
"There's a lot more guitar — textural guitar stuff — which is why I brought on an additional guitar player for the live show. It kind of ventures into a newer, bigger... I don’t know how to describe it. A bigger, rock'n'roll sound or something? You know, occasionally. There’s a lot more mid-tempo stuff, which I've never really done. I think historically my band is regarded as the band that does like Ramones-y songs and then drowsy ballads or something. I mean obviously that’s not what I would say, but that I think there’s sort of a middle ground, which is prevalent a lot on this record."
As per usual, Raveonettes man Sune Rose Wagner and Brill Building OG Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, the Go-Go's) produce. Track list, tour dates, and album cover below.
Dum Dum Girls, Too True track list:
1. "Cult of Love"
2. "Evil Blooms"
3. "Rimbaud Eyes"
4. "Are You Okay"
5. "Too True to Be Good"
6. "In The Wake of You"
7. "Lost Boys and Girls Club"
8. "Little Minx"
9. "Under These Hands"
10. "Trouble Is My Name"
Dum Dum Girls tour dates:
December 10 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
December 11 - Hasselt, BE @ Muziekodroom
December 12 - Amiens, FR @ La Lune Des Pirates
December 13 - Fontenay-sous-Bois, FR @ Espace Gerard Philipe
December 14 - London, UK @ Hoxton Bar and Grill
December 15 - Athens, GR @ AN Club
January 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
January 30 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Too True cover (a.k.a. Bangerz: The Goth Edition):