Dum Dum Girls – End of Daze

January 01, 1970

(Sub Pop)




After blowing
doors with their terrific sophomore LP Only
in Dreams
(one of 2011’s best records) Dee Dee and her stoic steely-eyed
pals returns with 5 more songs, recorded by the band’s longtime producer
Richard Gottehrer (and The Raveonettes Sune Rose Wagner, too). While the band
has had some personnel changes over the past years or so (Bambi and Rose are
out and Sandy
and Malia are in), leader Dee Dee has kept
the same vision – and black outfits – intact and the quality is solid to great,
perhaps a smidge below Only in Dreams.


Opening cut
“Mine Tonight” almost seems like a throwaway, a tune Dee De could write in her
sleep, but it’s missing the big hook that she normally tucks into each song,
while next tune “I Got Nothing” is pure thumping, fuzz pop. By song three,
“Trees and Flowers” (a Strawberry Switchblade cover), they’ve settled into
their usual haunting, fuzzy groove and there’s no looking back. Of the final
two cuts, “Lord Knows” is a slow burner while “Season in Hell” is a race to the
finish line.


I’ll bet by LP
number three these ladies will be ready for the big leagues – and I’m as ready
as anyone to hear it.


DOWNLOAD: “I Got Nothing,” “Season in Hell” TIM




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