Dum Dum Girls -
Watch “Are You Okay”: A Short Film Written By Bret Easton Ellis
Presented By Sub Pop, VICE & MOCAtv 
SXSW and UK Shows (w/ Crocodiles) Confirmed
TOO TRUE
OUT NOW!
Label: Sub Pop Records
Format: CD/LP/DL
 
TRACKLISTING
 
01. Cult Of Love
02. Evil Blooms
03. Rimbaud Eyes
04. Are You Okay
05. Too True To Be Good
06. In The Wake Of You
07. Lost Boys And Girls Club
08. Little Minx
09. Under These Hands
10. Trouble Is My Name
LINKS:
Sub Pop, VICE & MOCAtv proudly present Dum Dum Girls in 'Are You Okay', a short film written by Bret Easton Ellis and featuring the single “Are You Okay?” from the band’s acclaimed new album, Too True
The psychological thriller which stars Dee Dee Penny and Shiloh Fernandez, was directed by Brewer (Alt J, Purity Ring, Passion Pit), produced by Braxton Pope, with additional musical score composed by Tamaryn and Drew MacDowall. The video also includes Charles Ray’s artwork Two Boys (2010), courtesy of the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery (see video premiere March 6th). You can also watch a making of the video here
Dum Dum Girls have also confirmed a string of UK tour dates which will see the band tour alongside The Crocodiles starting on 1st May at London's Scala in support of Too True. Additionally, the band has scheduled multiple appearances at SXSW next week.
 
Please find a current list of tour dates below. 
 
The new album, Too True was produced by Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, The Go-Go’s, Richard Hell), Sune Rose Wagner (The Raveonettes) and engineered by Alonzo Vargas at East West Studios in Los Angeles and The Coven in New York City.
 
 DUM DUM GIRLS AT SXSW 

12-Mar (2.00pm) SXSW Spotify House
(901 E. 6th St.)
12-Mar (4.15pm) SXSW House of Vans @
Mohawk
(912 Red River St.)
13-Mar (12.00pm) “Officially Unofficial” KEXP,
Sub Pop & Hardly Art Day Party @
Mellow Johnny's
(400 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701)
13-Mar (2.00pm) SXSW Hype Hotel
(505 7th st - btwn
Neches/Red River,
near Stubbs)
13-Mar (4.00pm) Convention Center, Ballroom D /
KCSN Show at Radio Day Stage
13-Mar (1.10-1.50AM) SXSW Ground Control Touring Official Showcase @
Red 7 Patio
(611 E. 7th)
14-Mar (5.00pm) SXSW Clive Bar
(609 Davis St.)
14-Mar (7.00pm) SXSW Hotel San Jose
(1316 S Congress Ave)
14-Mar (11:45pm) SXSW The Chevrolet Compound @
Cedar Street Courtyard
(208 W 4th St)
15-Mar (2:15pm) SXSW I Heart Comix &
Check Your Ponytail @
Empire Garage and Control Room
(604-606 E. 7th St)
15-Mar (5pm) SXSW Gypsy / Sailor Jerry’s
(6th next to Hotel Vegas)
 DUM DUM GIRLS UK & EU DATES 
 
01-May UK London Scala w/Crocodiles
03-May UK Manchester Round House
04-May UK Leeds Live in Leeds @ w/Crocodiles
Brudenell Social Club
05-May UK Norwich Norwich Art Centre w/Crocodiles
06-May UK Newcastle TBC
07-May UK Glasgow SWG3 w/Crocodiles
08-May UK Belfast The Black Box w/Crocodiles
09-May UK Galway Roisin Dubh w/Crocodiles
10-May IE Dublin The Button Factory w/Crocodiles
11-May UK Bristol Start the Bus w/Crocodiles
13-May NL Amsterdam Bitterzoet w/Crocodiles
15-May IT Milan Circolo Magnolia
16-May IT Rome Traffic Club
17-May IT Carpi Mattatoio
18-May HR (Croatia) Zagreb Mocvara
20-May DE Hamburg Knust
21-May DE Berlin Lido
22-May DE Munich Orangehouse @
Feierwerk
24-May CH Zurich Kinski Klub
25-May LU Esch Alzette ROCKHAL
26-May FR Paris La Maroquinerie
27-May FR Paris Silencio
28-May FR Strasbourg La Laiterie
29-May FR Lyon Les Nuits Sonores @
Les Confluences
31-May ES Barcelona Primavera
01-Jun ES Barcelona Primavera Al Parc
02-Jun FR Toulouse Connexion Cafe
03-Jun FR Bordeaux Relache
07-Jun PT Porto Primavera
 
 What People Are Saying About Dum Dum Girls Too True:  
 
“.. This album is the perfect-pop balance of cliché and rawness, with mythic ambition and songs that make you a three-minute hero.”  - MOJO
 
“Too True is a bold album, with Dee Dee backed by huge swelling guitars on a series of resoundingly anthemic and unashamedly 80s sounding tracks.” - Uncut
 
“Dee Dee’s bold new vision has come sharply into focus” The Fly
 
“smarter, sassier and more coherent and it feels like Penny has finally found her true sound.” Loud & Quiet 
 
“an intimate and brilliantly expansive LP of new wave-inflected bedroom pop” Time Out
 
"Dee Dee ‘ chases pop into the dark’ and emerges triumphant, to gift us another clutch of majestic, poetic eloquent heroic and inspiring pop songs.” Von PIp
 
“Too True is a record made with the intent of defining, and at the very least soundtracking moments in our lives, pivotal or not.  Every song bursts with an underlying urgency to be heard.” Planet Notion 
 
'Too True' …. flowers into a technicolour wonder.” SoundsXP
 
"Dum Dum Girls are more than just another “indie” band. The new year has kick-started with ten tracks which reveal the leading ladies increasing talent, ambition and spirit.” The Girls Are
 
"Dum Dum Girls continue to explore a sonic and formal intersection of the early 1960s — girl groups, surf-rock, garage-rock — and the post-punk 1980s of the Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine. A few chords, a clear melody and succinct verse-chorus-bridge structures are filled with darkly allusive lyrics and floated amid gauzy, sweeping guitar effects. It’s a roomy concept, encompassing spaghetti western guitar touches in “Cult of Love,” new wave momentum in “Little Minx,” stately folk-rock in “Under These Hands,” a weighty undertow in “Lost Boys and Girls Club” and a celestial serenity in “Trouble Is My Name.” - [Critics Choice]  New York Times

“Penny's songs are no less quotable for their simplicity, whether she's name-checking 19th-century poet Arthur Rimbaud ("Rimbaud Eyes"), fitting the album's title into the chorus of "Too True to Be Good" or dispensing a perfect goth-pop mission statement in "Evil Blooms": "Why be good? Be beautiful and sad." On Too True, Penny and Dum Dum Girls need barely 30 minutes to prove that a band can be all three at once.” [First Listen] - NPR Music
 
“Songs like "Rimbaud Eyes" and "Evil Blooms" more than live up to their fashion-goth titles. But Penny is best opening up her sound on big, searching ballads like "Lost Boys and Girls Club," where sad Madonna hangs with the Jesus and Mary Chain, or the Chrissie Hynde-worthy weeper "Are You Okay?" where Penny wanders in a "lavender haze" ("I'm reckless at night/I'm sorry for days"), wearing boozy misery like a black-leather security blanket.” [3.5/5 Stars] - Rolling Stone
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