Dum Dum Girls
He Gets Me High EP
Sounds Like: After a debut of lo-fi punk-inspired girl rock a year ago, this four-track EP, including a Smith’s cover, is a good sign they’re trying different sounds and vibes.
Free Association: Dee Dee and her ladies would make a bangup Bangles cover band.
For Fans Of: Vivian Girls x Raveonettes, Ramones + Best Coast, Suicide Girls.
Move Like This
Sounds Like: What started in ’77 in Boston has become one of the best new wave synth pop bands of all time, and they prove they’re still full of ’80s-tastic rockness.
Free Association: Ric Ocasek & Co. would make the most kickass prom band ever.
For Fans Of: Roxy Music x Devo, Soft Cell, the Police, Just One of the Guys.
The Double Cross
Sounds Like: ’90s rock legends make great, shiny and anthemic rock steeped in handclaps, tambourines and clean, digestible vocals.
Free Association: It’s totally true, Canada’s rock history’s got a “secret gem” buried deep.
For Fans Of: Michael Penn for Cheap Trick, Apples in Stereo, Molson.
PW's Music Issue 2014