Pitchfork: Rising: Dum Dum Girls
Got a girl crush on: Dum Dum Girls
A great interview with Dee Dee (aka Kristin Gundred) of Dum Dum Girls, who will soon be releasing their first LP with Sub Pop titled I Will Be. San Diego is a small town and when we used to live there, Len & I would on occasion see Dee Dee and her boyfriend at our neighborhood Henry’s Farmers Market. Apparently, we had the same grocery shopping schedules. It feels like from the get go there’s been a lot of buzz around this band and it’s neat to see her go from local chatter to the pages of Pitchfork in a matter of months.
I particularly loved this bit about her insisting on an all girl band:
Pitchfork: Was it imperative for you to get an all-female band for this project?
DD: It was. I played a few shows with some boys that are good friends but I wanted it to have that all-girl component all along. It was a pretty daunting task. It came down to me really wanting to play with [former Vivian Girls and Crystal Stilts drummer] Frankie [Rose]. She and I have a similar background– we were musical theater and choir nerds, which is why we’re both so obsessed with harmony. I don’t think there will ever be enough women in music.