Kristin KontrolKristin Welchez who is known as Dee Dee, the leader of internationally acclaimed rock outfit Dum Dum Girls, has been working on a solo project as Kristin Kontrol that is showcases her penchant for synth-pop/new wave. Her first offering has been On-Repeat at B-Sides and is the title track from her forthcoming album, “X-Communicate”, due out on May 27. ”For me as leader of Dum Dum Girls it felt very stoic and serious, and I am serious, but anyone who really knows me knows I’m silly, too; I smile a lot,” explains Kristin. “As the years went on, it was so weird that I kept so much of me out of what I was doing creatively.” She went on to say, “The first music I really identified as my own was very poppy, classic 80s, from Debbie Gibson and Tiffany to Janet Jackson and Madonna,” says Kristin, who grew up in Northern California and now resides in New York City. “I didn’t want to make a record with typical rock vocals.”

Kristin Kontrol doesn’t have any tour dates yet but will be making an appearance at SXSW for a DJ set.

Check out “X-Communicate”-