Having churned out two full-lengths and three EPs in the last three years and a bit, the sonic evolution of bicoastal band Dum Dum Girls has happened at a far quicker pace than most would have expected. In short order, the band has continued to carefully expand upon their fuzzed-out, garage-rocking Ronettes shtick.
But as Dee Dee, the band’s singer (and prolific songwriter), continues to push the Dum Dum Girls’ sound into bolder and clearer tones, she’s also morphed into a true romantic. The most striking element of the End of Daze EP is the increasingly laid-back tempos, which skillfully allow Dee Dee’s yearning melodies to stretch further into the realm of the love song, heard here on the blissful “Lord Knows” and a dreamy cover of Strawberry Switchblade’s “Trees and Flowers.”
Though only the towering closer “Season In Hell” qualifies as a genuine showstopper, the End of Daze EP more than satisfies, adding five solid tunes to the Dum Dum Girls’ growing arsenal.
Playlist picks “Season in Hell,” “Lord Knows”