Posts Tagged ‘Dum Dum Girls’

The short psychological thriller, Are You Okay, was written by the inimitable Bret Easton Ellis and features the single of the same name by Dum Dum Girls.

Watch it here.

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Videos of the Day

Sunday morning videos for you from The Spook School, a new track and video from The Dum Dum Girls, and from T. Hardy Morris, the final video from his Audition Tapes From Places In Peril series. It is a performance of the song Quit Diggin’, filmed at St. Eom’s Pasaquan, an internationally acclaimed visionary art site consisting of six major structures – the oldest a redesigned 1885 farmhouse – painted concrete sculptures, and miles of painted masonry concrete walls.

Lastly we have The Caged Animals surreal adventures of a 90s Goth-girl in the video for their track The Sound Of Thunder.

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Video Catch-Up.

As well as our regular Video of the Day posts, these vids have also caught our attention recently, and given the backlog we have, we thought it was time for a big round up of these as well. So here goes.

Mean Creek’s video for Young & Wild perfectly captures the innocence, the excitement and the carefree joy of youthful moments reflected in the song’s message.

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FOE’s new single is Black Lodge which is named after the fictional setting featured in Lynch’s infamous TV series Twin Peaks, and demonstrates rather well her unique take on story telling that clashes childlike innocence with the impending sense of the unknown.

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The video for the propulsive, jittery indie rock of Hey! For Horses by The Rest features puppet sex and murderous horses. What more do you need?

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Scottish four-piece Three Blind Wolves channel vintage Americana influences, with Parade transporting you to the sleepy towns and vast landscapes of the American frontier.

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Matti Jasu describes himself as an unknown singer/songwriter all the way from Finland. That should change as this track, Fingers Crossed, with backing band The Loose Train, is top-notch country rock shot through with some garage rumble and swagger and even manages to wig out in the very best Wilco style at the end. Check out his Bandcamp page here.

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SF based Evil Eyes have a pretty neat trippy animated video for Playing With Matches, with hand-drawn illustration and animation by Hayley Akins of the band Dignan Porch, it is a excellent slice of lo-fi psych-rock that is available as a free download from Bandcamp here.

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New Animal have produced a wistfully hazy video for their recent single, the woozy slice of sepia-tinged summer pop Falling Up.

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The British IBM, formed by retro enthusiast and singer-songwriter Adrian Killens combine nerdy delights – indie rock and vintage computing on their eponymous debut album. The second single from the album, also titled The British IBM has a video featuring comedian/presenter and fellow retro games enthusiast Iain Lee as well as a whole host of props and clothes hoarded from Ebay and charity shops to display that geeky aesthetic.

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Joyce The Librarian are a group from Bristol, England. None of them are called Joyce, nor do they work in libraries. Pigeonholed loosely between folk and indie, this is the video for new single released this week, Follow Me I’m Right Behind You.

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Unnatural Helpers have taken the apt descriptor “face melting” quite literally with the video for Medication from recent album Land Grab, showing us a vision of post-nuclear fallout and narcotic dependence that’s straight out of Philip K. Dick’s playbook. Only with more riffing.

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Lavender Diamond’s sweet indie pop makes a welcome return after a five year hiatus, and Everybody’s Heart’s Breaking Now is the latest single to come from new long player Incorruptible Heart. Watch the ethereal aeriel ballet.

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The new EP from Dum Dum Girls, End of Daze, is released today on Sub Pop. This is the video for lead single Lord Knows.

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And lastly here is Opposite Sex, a young trio mixing carnival waltzes with no wave and post-punk subversive pop oddness. This video is for Sea Shanty featuring a shoal of animated mackerel pilchards.

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It's Round-Up Time Again... Once again we’re deluged from all sides by some top notch tunes. So here is the best of what we’ve picked up via the web and into our in-box recently. Consider a smorgasbord of musical sounds – all you gotta do is take the ones you like. Easy!

First up is a new track from the Dex Romweber Duo. The Death of Me is another fine example of their feral blues mixed with some freewheeling rockabilly guitar licks.

Download The Dex Romweber Duo – The Death Of Me mp3 (from Is That You In The Blue?)

Gloom and doom merchants, Esben & The Witch have returned with a new EP called Hexagons – this is the suitably dark and eerie Hexagons II (The Flight).

Download Esben & The Witch – Hexagons II (The Flight) mp3 (from Hexagons EP)

Seattle Bound is the new taster from Big Tree’s album This New Year which was officially released a couple of days ago. This is quirky, infectious indie-pop of the finest variety.

Download Big Tree – Seattle Bound mp3 (from This New Year)

A short while ago we posted the video for the Dum Dum Girls track Bedroom Eyes. Now here it is for you in all its glory of 50s jangle and 80s New Wave haughtiness.

Download The Dum Dum Girls – Bedroom Eyes mp3 (from Only In Dreams)

Abbie Barrett & The Last Date give us a dreamy, Pink Floydesque ballad in the shape of Draw Me In, a track on their new EP, The Triples Volume 1.

Download Abbie Barrett & The Last Date – Draw Me In mp3 (from The Triples Volume 1)

Similarly Annie Williams is no ordinary singer-songwriter either. She wrote and recorded two EPs of decidedly different flavors concurrently – This Mountain and Midnight Window – releasing both on November 15th. While conceptually different, both are rife with Annie’s sense of exploration and equally deserving of your ears.

Download Annie Williams – Roll On Hills mp3 (from This Mountain EP)

Download Annie Williams – Midnight Window mp3 (from Midnight Window EP)

The Hours are back with an optimistic new single, I Want More. Here’s a radio edit to tempt you.

Download The Hours – I Want More (Radio Edit) mp3 (from I Want More EP)

Forbidden Friends is a new solo project of Thermals frontman Hutch Harris. Forsaking some of the latter’s punky snarl for some bouncier guitar jangle, new single Totally Low is a sub two minute indie-pop gem.

Download Forbidden Friends – Totally Low mp3 (from Totally Low 7″)

And lastly we have the jaunty indie-folk of Rebekah Higgs that matches her sweetly playful vocals to perfection. Gosh, Darn, Damn comes from Odd Fellowship.

Download Rebekah Higgs – Gosh, Darn, Damn mp3 (from Odd Fellowship)

Here is the Dum Dum Girls new video for Bedroom Eyes – it is a gorgeous, hazy, tripped out creation from the mind of Sam Macon.

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The new album Only In Dreams is out now.

Big Hitters Round Up. A few of the big hitters and bloggers favourites have released tracks lately. Here’s our round up in case you’ve missed any.

Download St Vincent – Surgeon mp3 (from Strange Mercy)

Download Girls – Vomit mp3 (from Father, Son, Holy Ghost)

Download The War On Drugs – Come To The City mp3 (from Slave Ambient)

Download M83 – Midnight City mp3  (from Midnight City)

Download Twin Sister – Bad Street mp3 (from Bad Street)

Real Estate – It’s Real mp3 (from It’s Real)

Download Gross Magic – We’re Awake Tonight mp3 (from Teen Jamz EP)

Listen: The Dum Dum Girls – Coming Down (from Only In Dreams)

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For some reason everywhere we’ve turned recently has brought us into contact with cover songs, so we figured we ought to do our duty and collect the best of them together in one convenient place just for you.

So here you’ll find Deer Tick’s surprisingly faithful cover of an Eddie Cochran classic, Okkervil River taking on the White StripesBat For Lashes doing The Eurythmics, Middle Brothers Daytrotter version of one of their album standouts, the wonderful Portland (as originally done by The Replacements). We have fuzzed up rockers The Dum Dum Girls covering The Vagrants and we have Rachel Goodrich’s version of The Shangri La’s Out In The Streets. Mrs M’s favourite Mark Lanegan takes on The Kinks and Lizzie Huffman takes on Ryan Adams and finally we have Mr West’s version of Young Folks!

These come courtesy of the some of the best blogs and music sites around, Stereogum, Daytrotter, Rollo & Grady, Side One Track One etc.,  – most are linked on the right in the Music links so check them out if you haven’t already.

Download Deer Tick – Summertime Blues mp3 (Eddie Cochran cover)

Download Middle Brother – Portland mp3 (Daytrotter Session, Replacements cover)

Download Okkervil River – Fell In Love With A Girl mp3 (White Stripes cover)

Download The Dum Dum Girls – Oh Those Eyes mp3 (The Vagrants cover)

Download Rachel Goodrich –Out In The Streets mp3 (Shangri Las cover)

Download Bat For Lashes – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) mp3 (Eurythmics cover)

Download Kanye West – Young Folks mp3 (Peter, Bjorn & John cover)

Download Mark Lanegan – Nothin’ In The World Can Stop Me Worryin’ ‘Bout That Girl mp3 (Kinks cover)

Download Lizzie Huffman – Oh My Sweet Carolina mp3 (Ryan Adams cover)