Monday, February 28, 2011

Dum Dum Girls

He Gets Me High

Sub Pop

Dum Dum Girls follow up their promising debut with a four- song EP (three originals, one cover) that is delightful. Putting a little more polish on the songs makes them smooth in a way the debut wasn’t, and brings the songs into better focus. The best song of the originals is the title song, an unabashed declaration of love, with giddy music to go alongside the lyrics.

The Smiths’ “There’s a Light that Never Goes Out” gets treated wonderfully as well. The music equals The Smiths’ version, but there is a nice twist lyrically. Morrissey sang this to a man, but he didn’t specify gender. When a woman sings it, it can be sung to a man or a woman. It’s a fantastic ending to a great EP that carries the band further than they’ve ever been before.[]

Andrea Weiss

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