"Time heals all wounds, or so the phrase goes. For the dreamers
however, time gives them — or maybe demands — the perspective of every
angle, every possibility, every opportunity to wring out whatever is
born from experience. Simple moments alone can magnify these
perspectives, culminating in a deeper empathy, and for a select few, a
muse for new artistic expression. Such seems the fate of Dee Dee of Dum
Much has been written of Dee Dee’s personal trials, but no words
speak better of her handling of experience than her musical output. End
of Daze offers a bracing, daring sonic example of an artist evolving in
her understanding of the world.
End of Daze flows from a pair of bombastic opening tracks, through
the simmering, plaintive cover of Strawberry Switchblade’s “Trees and
Flowers”, to the regretful ballad “Lord Knows”, in which Dee Dee’s
voice remains rich yet crystalline, a gorgeous, toned instrument
revealing an awareness of fear and misstep. Closing the EP is “Season in
Hell”, a raucous and practically joyful closing of the book on past
pains, and, perhaps more importantly, a looking forward (“Doesn’t the
dawn look divine?”) to the future. It is the last stages of grief and
its repercussions, a hopeful awakening somewhere on the other side,
caught on tape.
The EP was recorded in 2011 and 2012 with Sune Rose Wagner of The
Raveonettes and Dee Dee’s longtime producer Richard Gottehrer, whose
track record includes the Brill Building, CBGB, and Sire Records." - Sub Pop
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 24 September, 2012.