Dum Dum Girls Release Sophomore Album

Want to listen to something female-driven, fresh, and on the cusp of blowing up? Look no further than the Dum Dum Girls, a band of pop punk girls reminiscent of The Shangri-Las, The Cramps, and Mazzy Star. We haven’t been this excited about an all-girl band in a while and we’re stoked the Dum Dum Girls are leading the way.

Led by the excellent song-writing abilities and distinctive vocals of front woman Dee Dee, the Dum Dum Girls sophmore album Only In Dreams sounds like polished surf rock with the bygone Buddy Holly era sprinkled on top. Even though this mix of genre might seem soft, it is anything but that. The mature and deeply personal nature of the Dum Dum Girls’ lyrics takes the listener to unexpected levels you wouldn’t expect from “pop” music. In addition to producing some great music, the Dum Dum Girls are marking their mark fashion-wise — enshrining punk couture in the annals of fashion history.

The Dum Dum Girls were in town recently, promoting their new album, Only in Dreams, and reaffirming themselves as a group of bad ass chicks who play instruments. If you haven’t heard of the Dum Dum Girls or their debut album, I Will Be, then hustle over to iTunes to download it. In the meantime, you can stream Only In Dreams at the A.V. Club here. The entire album is ridiculously good, however the tracks “Bedroom Eyes,” “In My Head,” and “Coming Down” really stand out as minxy favorites.

The Dum Dum Girls are currently on tour until the end of November. Although their Los Angeles dates have passed, they’ll be in New York October 20th and 21st before leaving for the European leg of their tour.