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Dum Dum Girls Announce New Album

Photo credit: Shawn Brackbill

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Dum Dum Girls have just announced their second album, which they’ve given the Roy Orbison and Weezer-evoking title of Only In Dreams. The follow-up to 2010’s I Will Be is set for release on September 27 via Sub Pop:

On several levels, Only in Dreams is a great leap forward for a gifted songwriter and an equally gifted band — it’s heavy, deeply personal stuff and surely unprecedented for this style of music, and that’s what gives Only in Dreams both its uniqueness and its gut-punch emotional impact.

The semi-San Diegan four-piece has a cross-country tour planned in support of Only In Dreams, which kicks off at the Casbah on October 1, followed by a tour of Europe in the fall. Full tour dates here.

Poetic Memory: Sparrow and the Workshop (List)

Sparrow and the Workshop are the latest indie folk offering from across the pond. Comprised of Jill O’Sullivan (vocals/guitar), Gregor Donaldson (drums/vocals), and Nick Packer (bass), the Glasgow three-piece churn out soft, ambling ballads with ominous undertones. The lovely Ms. O’Sullivan was kind enough to provide us with a list of some of her favorite musically inspiring films:

This is a list of films I have seen throughout my life that have inspired me to go out and either a) buy the soundtrack, or b) buy music by nearly every artist on said soundtrack. I also think people might like to check these films out. This is by no means a list of the best movie soundtracks ever, because I haven’t seen enough films to have anything resembling authority on the matter. Okay, so here is the list in no particular order…

To find out how O’Sullivan gets from Jim Jarmusch to Winnie Cooper in four moves — after a quick stop in Finland — check out her Poetic Memory below. Continue reading…