Dum Dum Girls Go All Gothic Shoegaze On New Single
Dum Dum Girls were already your favorite purveyors of addictive girl-group bubblegum jangle, but their newest track, from the just-announced album Too True, out in January, signals a move into darker, starker territory. The guitars in “Lost Boys and Girls Club” don’t bounce and boomerang—they plod and swirl with a thrilling, irresistible gravity while the bass carves out massive ice caves of reverb.
Pure gothic shoegaze right here. It also comes with a suitably creepy music video directed by Cody Critcheloe, courtesy of H&M, which is bankrolling a series of audio-visual collaborations between artists from around the world. It certainly lives up to songwriter Dee Dee Penny’s sense of “sparkling haze.”
Of her latest work, she’s said: “Do you hear Suede? Siouxie? Cold-wave Patti? Madonna? Cure? Velvet and Paisley Undergrounds? Stone Roses?” We sure do, and we’re desperately thirsty for more.