The Dollyrots’ New Album ‘Daydream Explosion’ Debuts On Three Billboard Charts – #7 On Heatseekers, #16 On Independent Albums And #98 On Top Album Sales

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Earshot Media*



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“It’s a big old dose of Summery, good-time bubblegum rock which only needs the cursory of listeners for its choruses to lodge themselves firmly in your brain and stay there” – *Kerrang!*

Full of the fast-paced melodic Punk tunes that are The Dollyrots’ trademark, Daydream Explosion bursts out of the gate with the one-two punch of catchy, pop-punky gems “Animal” and “Everything.” “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 The Dollyrots (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 Dollyrots’ Kelly Ogden and Luis Cabezas’ 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.”

Join the Dollyrots for a live chat and official video premiere for the song “In Your face” tomorrow on YouTube starting at 12:45pm est –

”14 slices of archetypal upbeat, sun-drenched, undiluted punk glory” – The Punk Site

The recently released Daydream Explosion debuted on three billboard charts, #7 on Heatseekers, #16 on Independent Albums Chart and #98 on Top Album Sales. “It’s particularly meaningful because the Dollyrots are straight ahead Rock n’ Roll, and that doesn’t make the top 100 very often. It is well deserved and I’m proud of them.” – says Wicked Cool founder Stevie Van Zandt

“Daydream Explosion” is one of those albums that you can enjoy from start to finish, and every single track is a banger” – FolknRock

Their 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. This time around they have decided to join forces with Stevie Van Zandt’ s Wicked Cool Records/ The Orchard for the new album release. A label that evolved out of Van Zandt’s weekly syndicated radio show Little Steven’s Underground Garage, as it became clear to him some of the best Rock and Roll wasn’t receiving the support it deserved. The duos alliance with Wicked Cool began with the singles “Get Radical” in 2018 and “Everything” this spring.

Get the album here:

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 14-track Daydream Explosion, their first for Stevie Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records label, is simply pop-punk perfection. From the spikey, fast guitars, the gorgeous female/male tradeoff vocals, machine-gun drumming, and bratty, defiant lyrics, there’s a feeling that The Dollyrots have been building up to this moment all along” – Neufutur

Just off the Vans Warped Tour Celebration the band will be hitting the east coast with The Pink Spiders opening on the following dates:

7/30 • Milestone • Charlotte, NC
7/31 • The Local 506 • Chapel Hill, NC
8/1 • Lizard Lounge • Chameleon Club • Lancaster, PA
8/2 • Milk Boy • Philadelphia, PA
8/3 • 8/3/2019 • BERLIN at 25 Avenue A, New York, NY
8/4 • Cafe Nine • New Haven, CT
8/5 • The Ottobar • Baltimore, MD
8/6 • Gallery 5 • Richmond, VA
8/7 • Radio Room • Greenville, SC
8/8 • 529 • Atlanta, GA
8/9 • Jack Rabbits • Jacksonville, FL
8/10 • The Attic • Rock Brothers • Tampa, FL
8/30 • Moe’s • Englewood, CO
8/31 • Monument Indie Fest • Western Museum of Mining and Industry • Colorado Springs, CO
11/2 • FEST • Gainesville, FL

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Photo: Jen Rosenstein

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