By: Elle Hoffman Editor-In-Chief/now in the market for a latex crop top
This song is all I need, seriously. The intro sounds like updated Smiths- era Johnny Marr, and Dee-Dee’s dark and inviting vocals have never been more perfectly used – making treacly lyrics like “daisy chains of love” sound intriguingly ominous. To be honest this song only made my Gurl Crush on Dee Dee even worse. I mean, c’mon look at the video – you know you’ll never be that effortlessly cool and/or sexy.
Lost Boys and Girls Club is the first thing we’ve heard since 2012’s nearly perfect EP End of Daze. If this is any indication of whats to come on their next LP (titled Too True, available 1/29 via Sub Pop), I’m pretty damn excited. That being said, this is a big sonic change for Dum Dum Girls. I doubt they’ve ever used so little reverb in their lives, but it totally pays off. The more even sound mix and clearer instrumentals show a group evolving in both their sound and aesthetic while still maintaining a clear identity. Not being able to rise to this challenge has been the downfall of many a band.
Even though this video is in partnership with H&M (putting the Girls in the company of Queen Bey and St. Lana) it’s still totally rad. I feel like I’ve been transported to an underground 90s halloween party and I am ALL. ABOUT. IT.
Elle is a senior journalism student from The Ozarks by way of Texas. She wants to work in arts criticism and commentary, but her dream job is as a basic cable talking head (look for her on “I Heart the ‘10’s”). Her other role at KCOU is as co-host of Anglophiles Anonymous. Her American Dream is owning an ice maker and a corgi – dream big Millennials!