All words: Sean Gray — All photos: Farrah Skeiky
“This one is for all the heart breakers out there” Kristen Gundred aka Dee Dee Penny exclaimed shyly right before they launched into a Dum Dum’ed version of the classic Pale Saints song “Sight of You.” The cover fits perfectly within the context of the newest EP, End Of Daze which finds the Dum Dum Girls leaving behind their goofy BBQ-sauce garage Hozac sound for something darker and with a lot more depth. Right out of the gate Penny wastes no time and dives right into “Mine Tonight.” Live, “Mine Tonight” translates further into a certain kind of urgency that makes the newest EP and certain parts of “Only In Dreams” so damn interesting. “Tonight I’ll sing my eulogy” sets a pure distinction between the DDG’s of 2012 and “He Gets Me High” Terminal Boredom record collector era DDG. I will fully admit I do not care for any of their earlier records, but I can also admit Penny can write a pop song, and a very good one at that. This combination of The Angels meets Razar, with the gloom of Baroque Bordello , and the dreaminess of Julee Cruise is completely refreshing for a pop band like DDG.