Dum Dum Girls, Hospitality, TEEN

Named in homage to both Iggy Pop and The Vaselines, Dum Dum Girls might be the smartest band ever to put ’60s girl group sounds through a garage rock meat grinder. Their first LP, I Will Be, was “a blistering half hour of menacing, witty bubblegum pop,” (Pitchfork) and every release since has been a revelatory combination of deep musical references and pure adrenaline. With on-the-rise Brooklynites Hospitality and TEEN, both riding high on acclaimed sophomore albums released earlier this year.