DUM DUM GIRLS
 
Premiere “Lost Boys And Girls Club” Video via H&M Life
Third Album Too True This January via Sub Pop Worldwide
Updated Late Autumn / Winter Tour Dates
TOO TRUE
Release Date: 27th January 2014
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:
 
Listen To Single Here:
 https://soundcloud.com/subpop/dum-dum-girls-lost-boys-and
We’re very excited to share release details on behalf of Dum Dum Girls stellar third album Too True, available on CD/LP/DL on 27th January in EU/UK and 28th January in North America via Sub Pop.
 
The 10 track album features the singles “Lost Boys And Girls Club,” “Are You Okay,” and “Rimbaud Eyes,” and was produced by Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, The Go-Go’s, Richard Hell), Sune Rose Wagner (The Raveonettes) and engineered by Alonzo Vargas in Los Angeles and New York City (read more about the making of the album via Stereogum).
You can now preorder Dum Dum Girls Too True at Sub Pop.com. While supplies last, orders of the CD and LP will receive a free, limited-edition 7” single featuring “Rimbaud Eyes” on the A-side, backed with the non-album track “Girls Intuition” on the B-side. There's also two brand new Dum Dum Girls t-shirts that will be available as a premium bundle with CD or LP purchases (see Pitchfork News Story October 31st:
http://pitchfork.com/news/52844-dum-dum-girls-announce-new-album-too-true-share-new-songvideo-lost-boys-and-girls-club/
Too True’s lead off track, “Lost Boys And Girls Club” is the subject of a new video, directed by Cody Critcheloe (of SSION), which premiered earlier today through an initiative with H&M Life, a new project where young artists from different parts of the world produce music videos with the support of H&M.  All videos will premiere on H&M Life, with Dum Dum Girls “Lost Boys And Girls Club” as the first in the series (see H&M Life October 31st).
 
Dum Dum Girls' late fall & winter preview tour in support of Too True has been extended through 2014.
 
Full dates are: 
10-Dec NL Amsterdam Paradiso
11-Dec BE Hasselt Muziekodroom
12-Dec FR Amiens La Lune Des Pirates
13-Dec FR Fontenay-sous-Bois Espace Gerard Philipe
14-Dec UK London Hoxton Bar & Grill
15-Dec GR Athens AN Club
28-Jan CA Los Angeles The Echo
30-Jan NY New York The Mercury Lounge
 
ABOUT DUM DUM GIRLS Too Pure
End Of Daze had for me signalled exactly that; an end to a part of my life that was confused, difficult, disastrous, and at times, redemptive. It was a marked comment to myself, for future reference, that what will be, will be, and that there is always exciting work to be done ahead.  It is never that easy, though, and so was ushered in a new version of confusion, et al.
 
In the summer of 2012, between tours supporting End Of Daze, I locked out the world and sat down in my apartment to write a new record -- clear view of the New York City sky through iron bars like a promise. Like all compulsive minds, I was waiting with bated breath (“and whispering humbleness”) to let the muse loose.
 
I’ve always lived an introspective life, but it is these rare moments of actively stepping outside my head, to create things tangible to others, that I find truly transcendent. Performing live offers the same rush to me, but it’s an even more elusive, haunting ghost. I was reminded of that letter Nick Cave wrote to MTV, in response to being nominated for an award. Apart from his refusal to be competitively evaluated, it was his gentle worship and protection of his own creative process, his crowned Inspiration, which resonated with me. (Do yourself a favor and read it here if you’ve never:  http://www.nick-cave.com/mtv/mtv.shtml.)
 
I had collected various songs and half-songs over the previous months, vaguely regarding them as future releases, but had the nagging feeling they were to be tossed out on the hunt for the next sound, the next record, which was at that point almost palpable.
 
And so I spent the next week in a sparkling haze, seven stories closer to Heaven, and when I emerged from the frenzy to go back on tour, indeed ten new songs came with. They were bound together, not just by an overall sonic palette and new guitar pedal, but by time, intention, and fervor.
 
Do you hear Suede? Siouxie? Cold-wave Patti?  Madonna? Cure? Velvet and Paisley Undergrounds? Stone Roses? Cuz I did.
 
A month later I ran away to Hollywood, and again locked myself up, and two more songs  were born from drunken loneliness in room at the Chateau Marmont -- points if you can discern which ones.
 
Still later, in November 2012, I returned to Hollywood to record among the lingering Pet Sounds at East West Studios, in pursuit of a bigger, darker, more urgent sound.  Sitting in the room with my favorite team of regulars (Richard Gottehrer and Sune Rose Wagner producing, Alonzo Vargas engineering), it was easy to add some flesh to my song skeletons.
 
Unfortunately, karma take it or leave it, I had to confront the reality that my voice was destroyed; that the previous year of touring had reduced my once infallible instrument to a pale spectre of its former self. I was broken and when I left California, it was with the heavy burden of an unfinished album. It is a much longer and more boring story, but in short, it was devastating and demanded a severe detour from the future I’d anticipated.
 
Truly one of those disguised blessings though -- 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.
 
Here it was spelled out for me: Desire as muse; Life as experiment; a miracle for every failure and vice-versa. I put pen to paper and I wrote, and then I sang.  I sang into my own private microphone, in my tiny bedroom studio, with no one save my make-believe coconspirators to hear me, and no one to weight me with the looming pressure of inability. I was a woman possessed and my possession enabled me.
 
I write this now, many months later, on the up. I have served the songs and the songs have served me.  It is never pretentious to feel and create. So much of my life has been defined, aided, and even saved by music. Here is my best attempt at joining the rock’n’roll ranks, of chasing pop into the dark, and I am as ever, humbled that you listen.
 
XXDD
Nita Keeler
Gold Star PR
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nita.keeler@gmail.com
 
    

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