Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls announces solo project, Kristin Kontrol

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Kristin Kontrol

Dee Dee from Dum Dum Girls is going solo. Dee Dee, whose real name is Kristin Welchez, has announced a new solo project under the name Kristin Kontrol, and she’ll be releasing her debut solo record this spring via Sub Pop.

A press release describes her new music as a “mesmeric combination of new wave, R&B, synth pop, and krautrock” and a “heavily electronic effort.” She’s released an introductory trailer to the project, which features some of her music, and it sounds more synth heavy and pop-oriented than Dum Dum Girls’ work.

Kristin released this statement about the project:

“I wanted to open things up and shed light on significant influences that felt off-limits in Dum Dum land. I don’t want to fight them off anymore. That’d be a drag.”

“The music is so different from anything I’ve ever done — I felt compelled to shed the alter-ego instead of trying to morph Dum Dum Girls into something else. I didn’t want to mess with that legacy.”

Eight years becoming and now the unbecoming commences. Let ‘Dee Dee’ take a bow.

“So yeah, I’m Kristin … and this is Kristin Kontrol.”

Dum Dum Girls’ most recent album is 2014’s Too True.

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