"Time heals all wounds, or so the phrase goes. For the dreamers
however, time gives them â€” or maybe demands â€” 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 Deeâ€™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 Switchbladeâ€™s â€œTrees and
Flowersâ€, to the regretful ballad â€œLord Knowsâ€, in which Dee Deeâ€™s
voice remains rich yet crystalline, a gorgeous, toned instrument
revealing an awareness of fear and misstep. Closing the EP is â€œSeason in
Hellâ€, a raucous and practically joyful closing of the book on past
pains, and, perhaps more importantly, a looking forward (â€œDoesnâ€™t the
dawn look divine?â€) 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 Deeâ€™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.