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Dum Dum Girls

Going by the moniker "Dee Dee" these days, Kristin Gundred once fronted experimental pop band Grand Ole Party. After that band split in 2009, Dee Dee formed Dum Dum Girls and dispensed with the post-punk of her former band in favor of the kind of singing and songwriting that allows her to exercise a broader range of sounds and dynamics. Often compared to girl groups of the '60s, Dum Dum Girls has put together a hybrid sound that contains elements of Phil Spector-produced pop and garage rock as well as atmospheric rock music of the '80s and '90s and noise rock. If anything, this is psychedelic go-go for the modern era.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.