Dum Dum Girls Announce Second Sub Pop Album, ‘Only In Dreams’

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So it looks like we’re officially entering the exciting phase of this year’s fourth quarter release schedule. Fresh off the news that Zola Jesus is dropping her latest LP in October comes the Sub Pop confirmation of Dum Dum Girls’ next disc. Due out September 27, Only In Dreams is exactly what Dee Dee promised in our exclusive studio interview last spring: “As much as I love noise, I also like having songs come across the best way that they can. So for me, it’s cool to record in actual studio and use real mics. Not the mic on my laptop or something! I think people are ready for things to sound better…People are celebrating bands progressing and learning and refining. That’s something I’m interested in. I want to do what I do, in the best way I can do it, in whatever sonic mood I’m in at the time.”

In the case of Dum Dum Girls’ second proper LP, that meant tracking 12 songs in six days at Pink Duck, an L.A. studio with an “amazing collection of gear” and Josh Homme’s name on the lease. Legendary producer Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, Go-Go’s) returned to man the boards alongside Sune Rose Wagner of the Raveonettes, but Only In Dreams is clearly Dee Dee’s record—a chance to showcase the rich melodies that were buried under sheets of noise and feedback on Dum Dum Girls’ early singles and EPs. We’ll share a new song as soon as we have one. For now, here’s the final tracklisting…

Dum Dum Girls, Only In Dreams:
1. Always Looking
2. Bedroom Eyes
3. Just a Creep
4. In My Head
5. Heartbeat
6. Caught in One
7. Coming Down
8. Wasted Away
9. Teardrops on My Pillow
10. Hold Your Hand