Dum Dum Girls frontwoman Kristin Welchez, aka Dee Dee, is gearing up to put out her full-length solo debut, X-Communicate. Due out on May 27th through Sub Pop, it will be released under her new moniker Kristin Kontrol.
The 10-track effort was produced by Kurt Feldman (The Depreciation Guild, Ice Choir) and Andrew Miller, alongside frequent Dum Dum Girls producer Richard Gottehrer. That’s the artwork above.
In a press release, Welchez explained her vision for Kristin Kontrol as compared to Dum Dum Girls:
“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. 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.”
As a preview of the forthcoming LP, Welchez has shared the title track below.
01. Show Me
02. White Street
03. (Don’t) Wannabe
05. Skin Shed
06. Drive the Night
07. What is Love
08. Face 2 Face
09. Going Thru the Motions
10. Smoke Rings