Dum Dum Girls have scheduled a North American fall tour in support of Too True, their critically acclaimed 3rd album on Sub Pop. The tour begins October 19th in Denver, CO at Larimer Lounge and ends November 15th in Pioneertown, CA at Pappy & Harriets, Preceding the tour, Dum Dum Girls have scheduled a few festival appearances including Saturday August 2nd in Santa Ana, CA at the Observatory for Burger A-Go-Go, August 9th in San Francisco, CA at Outside Lands, and September 20th in Denver, CO at Riot Fest. Please find a complete list of tour dates below.

Dum Dum Girls Too True is available now on CD/LP/DL from Sub Pop. The album lead by the singles & videos for “Lost Boys And Girls Club,” “Too True To Be Good,” “Are You Okay,” and “Under The Hands, was produced by Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, The Go-Go’s, Richard Hell), Sune Rose Wagner (The Raveonettes) and engineered by Alonzo Vargas at East West Studios in Los Angeles and The Coven in New York City.

What people are saying about Too True:
Dum Dum Girls continue to explore a sonic and formal intersection of the early 1960s — girl groups, surf-rock, garage-rock — and the post-punk 1980s of the Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine. A few chords, a clear melody and succinct verse-chorus-bridge structures are filled with darkly allusive lyrics and floated amid gauzy, sweeping guitar effects. It’s a roomy concept, encompassing spaghetti western guitar touches in “Cult of Love,” new wave momentum in “Little Minx,” stately folk-rock in “Under These Hands,” a weighty undertow in “Lost Boys and Girls Club” and a celestial serenity in “Trouble Is My Name.” – [Critics Choice] New York Times

“Penny’s songs are no less quotable for their simplicity, whether she’s name-checking 19th-century poet Arthur Rimbaud (“Rimbaud Eyes”), fitting the album’s title into the chorus of “Too True to Be Good” or dispensing a perfect goth-pop mission statement in “Evil Blooms”: “Why be good? Be beautiful and sad.” On Too True, Penny and Dum Dum Girls need barely 30 minutes to prove that a band can be all three at once.” [First Listen] – NPR Music

“.. This album is the perfect-pop balance of cliché and rawness, with mythic ambition and songs that make you a three-minute hero.” [4 / 5 Stars] – MOJO

“Sleek and sophisticated, this third full-length careens from muscular blasts of ’80s guitar rock (“In the Wake of You”) to spectral ballads (“Are You Okay?”). Penny writes hits even if they never become that. Songs like “Too True to Be Good” and “Rimbaud Eyes” are meant to be blared from car radios with the windows down; they’re perfect. – Boston Globe

“Songs like “Rimbaud Eyes” and “Evil Blooms” more than live up to their fashion-goth titles. But Penny is best opening up her sound on big, searching ballads like “Lost Boys and Girls Club,” where sad Madonna hangs with the Jesus and Mary Chain, or the Chrissie Hynde-worthy weeper “Are You Okay?” where Penny wanders in a “lavender haze” (“I’m reckless at night/I’m sorry for days”), wearing boozy misery like a black-leather security blanket.” [3.5/5 Stars] – Rolling Stone
“Too True is a bold album, with Dee Dee backed by huge swelling guitars on a series of resoundingly anthemic and unashamedly 80s sounding tracks.” [8 / 10] – Uncut

LINKS:
http://www.wearedumdumgirls.com
http://www.facebook.com/DumDumGirls
http://www.twitter.com/DUMDUMGIRLS
http://youtu.be/PARA6_ErZI0?list=PL1D8F36233E4948C6

 

Tour Dates
Aug. 02 – Santa Ana, CA – Burger-A-Go-Go @ The Observatory
Aug. 09 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival
Sep. 20 – Denver, CO – Riot Fest & Sideshow
Oct. 19 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Oct. 20 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
Oct. 22 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
Oct. 23 – Madison, WI – High Noon
Oct. 24 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Oct. 25 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
Oct. 26 – Toronto, ONT – Opera House
Oct. 27 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
Oct. 30 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
Oct. 31 – Philadelphia, PA – Making Time PURE Halloween @ Union Transfer
Nov. 01 – Washington, DC – Burger Records Caravan of Stars @ Black Cat
Nov. 02 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
Nov. 03 – Raleigh, NC – Kings
Nov. 05 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Nov. 07 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Nov. 09 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov. 11 – Albuquerque, NM – Sister
Nov. 12 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Nov. 13 – Pheonix, AZ – Crecent Ballroom
Nov. 15 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s

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