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Wednesday, Dec 5 2012

Kristin "Dee Dee" Gundred's yelping on Grand Ole Party's stomping blues-punk already cemented her as an indie rock lifer (and worthy Beth Ditto successor). But with Dum Dum Girls, Gundred ushered back into the fold girl-group pop that would pave the way for Vivian Girls and Best Coast, plus droning retro-fuzz that resuscitated the Raveonettes and Pretenders alike. Itching to stay on top, Dee Dee's shucked a new husk with every release. This year's End of Daze peels off the distortion for a back-to-basics move concerning basics before her own time. Listen for "Lord Knows," which evokes no certain decade, just ageless beauty.

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