Full Disclaimer: I didn’t really like the first Dum Dum Girls album. It all sounded like overhyped hipster noise to me. The album was ok, I guess, but not really deserving of all the attention it got on sites like Hypem. I kind of feel the same way about the first Strokes album. I didn’t get it. It was almost as if the album was engineered to make disgruntled rock journalists happy. Just like the later Strokes records though, I really like this new stuff from the Dum Dum Girls. “Coming Down” reminds me a lot of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You,” super smooth and stripped down, darkly romantic and wistful.
The video is appropriately minimalist and I will say that it doesn’t really go in the direction that you think it’s going to go, so you don’t have to worry about suddenly closing your browser if someone else walks by.