Published Oct 31, 2013Making good on their promise to fans, indie pop outfit Dum Dum Girls have announced details for their latest LP.
The new LP follows their 2012 End of Daze EP, and is called Too True. The album was produced with Blondie producer Richard Gottehrer and the Raveonettes' Sune Rose Wagner.
In a press release, frontwoman Dee Dee shared much about her writing process. "Do you hear Suede? Siouxie? Cold-wave Patti? Madonna? Cure? Velvet and Paisley Undergrounds? Stone Roses? Cuz I did," she said of Too True.
Those weren't the only names she dropped, however. Discussing the downtime she had after experiencing some vocal troubles, she offered the following statement:
Truly one of those disguised blessings — the extra time was a gift. What initially felt like a retreat became a reawakening. These songs weren't done at all! And so I worshipped at the tall pile of books I'd bought in Los Angeles, on topics and imagery I'd been consumed by and words that had resonated so deeply with me they felt like artistic collaborators: Rainer Maria Rilke, Anaïs Nin, Arthur Rimbaud, Paul Verlaine, Charles Baudelaire, Sylvia Plath; the punk poet singers Patti Smith and Lou Reed (who, like many I consider to be my spiritual parents); and finally, an admittedly unhealthy obsession with the Surrealists' manifesto of desire.
Too True will be available on January 28 via Sub Pop. A video for album track "Lost Boys and Girls Club," which doubles as an H&M ad, can be seen below.
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