Dum Dum Girls
Some bands start with a single person and a vision. Kristen Gundred, known as Dee-Dee, began recording, virtually solo, in '08 as the Dum Dum Girls. The name was inspired by both The Vaselines' album "Dum Dum" and the Iggy Pop song "Dum Dum Boys." Singles, released by Sub Pop, lead to the creation of a quartet.
The group's '10 full-length debut, "I Will Be," was co-produced by Dee-Dee and Richard Gottehrer, whose resume included work with Blondie and The Ravonettes. Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner and Dee Dee's husband Brandon Welchez contributed to the album (on "Yours Alone" and "Blank Girl," respectively).
"He Gets Me High" EP preceded the group's sophomore full-length effort, "Only In Dreams," which dropped in September, '11. The album went to #1 on the College Radio Top 10 Albums chart.
The next year, Dum Dum Girls released their 4th EP, "End Of Daze," containing the single "Lord Knows." The EP earned the "Best New Music" award while the single "Lord Knows" was named "Best New Track."
Early '14 saw the release of the Dum Dum Girls third full-length set. Recorded in Hollywood "Too True," which featured the single "Lost Boys & Girls Club," was produced by Richard Gottehrer and Sune Rose Wagner (of the Raveonettes).
2010 I Will Be
2011 Only In Dreams
2012 Too True
2008 Dum Dum Girls
2008 Dum Dum Girls (aka Yours Alone)
2011 He Gets Me High
2012 End Of Daze