The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2014 #49: Dum Dum Girls

2014 was quite a year. Not the best of years, on a personal level, but a rather good year from a music standpoint. Having given a listen to record after record after record from the year that was, I’ve pulled together a list of favorites, finding it next to impossible to whittle the list down any further beyond 60 (I tried). In this group of 60 you’ll find records from old, faithful friends, upstart newcomers, and even a headscratcher or two. You’ll probably see some records that were a Big Deal not on this list. I either didn’t bite or didn’t buy the hype. I’m pleased as punch with this list, and I hope you’ll come across something that might have otherwise passed you by. And so, without further ado, my favorite records of 2014.

WHO: Dum Dum Girls

WHAT: Too True

WHEN: January 2014

WHERE: Sub Pop

WHY: Slinky as fuck, Too True is a pretty sexy record. Come-hither lady vocals and hypnotic rhythms undulate at every turn and simply refuse to take no for an answer. Showing signs of their musical compatriots Crocodiles’ affinity for French poetry references, the moody but ridiculously catchy “Rimbaud Eyes” embodies the cool factor that Dum Dum Girls has in spades.

My jams: “Evil Blooms,” “Rimbaud Eyes,” “Too True To Be Good,” “In The Wake of You,” “Lost Boys and Girls Club,” “Trouble Is My Name”

[posted 3.15.15]


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