I Will Be

Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be
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Based on 14 reviews
2010 Ratings: #268 / 855
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Based on 32 ratings
2010 Ratings: #115
March 30, 2010 / Release Date
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The initial concept behind Dum Dum Girls' first full-length was to set the record in an Italian women's prison film from the 1960s. Though only single "Jail La La" (the would-be LP's title) deals with actually being imprisoned, it's an oddly appropriate fit for the Dum Dum Girls' aesthetic: leather, cherry red lipstick, a classic girl-group sound that nods to drag races as much as malt shops. Because of an image licensing snafu, the original concept

was scrapped, and in its stead is I Will Be, a blistering half-hour of menacing, witty bubblegum pop.


Dum Dum Girls' debut album is a 30-minute romp of scuzzy guitars and girl-group pop sensibility. Combining sounds from '60s pop, '70s punk, '80s indiepop and '90s grunge, band leader Dee Dee has created a release that presses a million nostalgia buttons at once to uplifting summery effect, but is perhaps sometimes too mired in reverence for her influences to be more than a pleasing anachronism.

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#9/NOW Magazine
#13/A.V. Club
#15/Gorilla vs. Bear

Track List

  1. It Only Takes One Night 
  2. Bhang, Bhang, I'm a Burnout 
  3. O Mein M 
  4. Jail La La 
  5. Rest of Our Lives 
  6. Yours Alone 
  7. Blank Girl 
  8. I Will Be 
  9. Lines Her Eyes 
  10. Everybody's Out 
  11. Baby Don't Go

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