“Season In Hell” – Dum Dum Girls

The Dum Dum Girls topped my favorites list last year with “He Gets Me High.” They nearly repeat with this, perhaps their finest song yet.

Over the past two years lead singer Dee Dee Penny’s life has been a whirlwind. Her mother got sick and then died. Her band immediately blew up, becoming critical darlings as they released an excellent album and two EPs. She has said that music was her therapy as she coped with her loss.

That grief will never go away, as many of us know. But when she sings, gloriously, “Doesn’t the dawn look divine?” you can feel her season in hell ending.