NYC-based Kristin Welchez – aka Dee Dee from Dum Dum Girls – shares ‘X-Communicate’, the first taste of her new solo project called Kristin Kontrol.
The smartly irresistible, dance-synth-pop tune, is taken from Kristin Kontrol’s album ‘X-Communicate’, released on CD / LP / DL / CASS worldwide May 27 via Sub Pop Records. “Chasing Pop into the Light…”
Kristin explains: “For me as leader of Dum Dum Girls it felt very stoic and serious, and I am serious, but anyone who really knows me knows I’m silly, too; I smile a lot…As the years went on, it was so weird that I kept so much of me out of what I was doing creatively.”She adds: “The first music I really identified as my own was very poppy, classic 80s, from Debbie Gibson and Tiffany to Janet Jackson and Madonna…I didn’t want to make a record with typical rock vocals.”
‘X-Communicate’ was produced by Kurt Feldman (of Ice Choir and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart) and Andrew Miller (who played guitar in the Dum Dum Girls’ last incarnation). Longtime Dum Dum Girls producer Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, The Go-Go’s) provided “sonic consultation”…
Photography by Jimmy Fontaine