*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Earshot Media*
JULY/AUGUST TOUR DATES
LOS ANGELES ALBUM RELEASE SHOW JULY 13 AT THE HI HAT
PLAYING VANS WARPED TOUR 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA
The Dollyrots are joining forces with CrypticRock.com for the premiere of the video for the song “In Your Face” today. The new video is from the duo’s new album Daydream Explosion out on July 12 on Wicked Cool/The Orchard. See it here: https://crypticrock.com/the-dollyrots-premiere-in-your-face-video/.
Long a staple in rotation on Little Steven’s Underground Garage, the band’s recent output perked up the ears of Wicked Cool founder Stevie Van Zandt. “Their songwriting has reached a consistent level of greatness,” he says. The alliance with Wicked Cool began with the singles “Get Radical” in 2018 and “Everything” this spring.
Preorder Daydream Explosion and get both “Everything” and “In Your Face” as instant downloads now: https://orcd.co/daydreamexplosiondollyrots
Daydream Explosion is filled with raw vitality coursing through each of the tracks. The Dollyrots’ signature spirit shines through in snappy guitar riffs, irresistible hooks, and punked-out percussion. “Animal” and lead single “Everything” kick off the album with a shot of singalong adrenaline. Follow-up single “In Your Face” is a midtempo rocker with a wallop of a chorus, while stylistic variations are all over this collection of 14 brand-new songs written by Kelly and Luis (one co-written with producer John Fields). “Watching The Storm Go By” is a ’60s girl-group homage so spot-on it includes a spoken interlude worthy of The Shangri-Las, while the lounge vibes on the verses of “Flippy In My Red Dress” are balanced sweetly by the revved-up chorus. Album closer “Daisy’s Song” is an affectionate ode to Kelly and Luis’ now two-and-a-half-year-old daughter.
The album is their sixth with longtime collaborator John Fields, also known for his work with Jimmy Eat World, All Time Low, and Busted. “John Fields is our George Martin,” says Kelly. “He’s pretty much our bandmate that doesn’t tour.”
Daydream Explosion’s striking cover art is a pastiche of illustrations on a pastel background, all framing the outline of a skeleton image from the shoulders up. “After performing a private acoustic house party earlier this year, we were on our way home to our kids and got into a car accident,” Kelly recalls. “We got X-rays, and the image was just so cool we posted it on Instagram. Lots of fans suggested we use the image for the album cover, and we listened.”
The band will be a 17-city trek this summer. Look for them back in California for their album release party presented by Little Steven’s Underground Garage at the Hi Hat on July 13 and The Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary Celebration at Shoreline Amphitheater on July 20. They will embark on an east coast tour kicking off on July 30, full list of dates below. Tickets available at thedollyrots.com
The Dollyrots’ 2017 album Whiplash Splash debuted on both Billboard’s Heatseekers chart at #13 and Billboard’s Independent Albums chart at #31. The band’s 2016 live album/DVD Family Vacation: Live in Los Angeles debuted at #15 on Billboard’s Heatseekers album chart, and Barefoot and Pregnant garnered their first chart appearance, peaking at #7 on Billboard’s Heatseekers. Highly successful crowdsourcing campaigns preceded both chart appearance, this followed the group’s 2012’s self-titled LP, two albums on Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records, and a 2004 debut through the venerable Lookout!/Panic Button Records.