by Gary Fletcher
I finally had a chance to sit down and listen to the debut album "I Will Be" by the Dum Dum Girls and must say...I really enjoyed it! Their sound is a mixture of 60's garage, punk, surf, and a little bit of pop. Founded as a solo-project by lead singer Dee Dee in 2008 and releasing a home-brewed CDR on her own label, Zoo Music and a 7" and 12" EP on indie labels Hozac and Captured Tracks before signing on with Sub Pop in 2009.
The album "I Will Be" was recorded at home by Dee Dee, produced by Richard Gottehrer and released on Sub Pop Records on March 30th of 2010. Gottehrer, originally a songwriter from the 60's, wrote two great hits we all came to know and love, "My Boyfriends Back" and "I Want Candy" and in the 70's produced albums for some great artists such as Blondie, Marshall Crenshaw and The Go-Go's and more recently, The Raveonettes.
"I Will Be" is available on CD or Vinyl. Check it out at your local music store or online.
Standout tracks for me are "Jail La La" and "Bhang, Bhang I'm a Burnout."
Dee Dee needed a band to go on the road with so she looked to her friends Bambi, Jules and Frankie Rose who came on board. Dum Dum Girls are currently on tour in Europe. For more information check their MySpace page or band Website.