We have another record from The Dollyrots, but this time it's a split single with Bowling for Soup.
In the grand tradition of great "versus" split-singles, this is a seven inch vinyl single featuring a face off between touring friends BFS and The Dollyrots.
The unique thing about this release is BFS covers "Because I'm Awesome" by The Dollyrots, and The Dollyrots cover "High School Never Ends" by Bowling for Soup. Both covers are a lot of fun, which makes this a single to track down.
This time it's a big favorite of ours, The Dollyrots, with their single California Beach Boy/Dumb on Blackheart Records.
Included with this nice transparent red vinyl single is a Dollyrots sticker, a note from Kelly, and autographs from Chris and Kelly.
A few notes about the stuff with the single.
The Dollyrots are the nicest band I have ever met, no competition. If the band is off the road, and home, when you order from the website it's Kelly packing and shipping the order to you. As nice and fun as Kelly is, you just might get a quick note or postcard saying hello. That's just the way she is.
I had the sleeve signed at a show in South Carolina. For some reason I was distracted and neglected to get Luis to sign this, but he's signed a bunch of other stuff for us, so we're covered.
If you want the band to sign something, go see them live. They ALWAYS take time to speak with the fans after their show.
The Dollyrots California Beach Boy - Picture Sleeve Front
The Dollyrots California Beach Boy - Picture Sleeve Back
The Dollyrots California Beach Boy - Record A-Side
The Dollyrots California Beach Boy - Record B-Side
The Dollyrots have a new EP out today, Arrested Youth. It's a three song EP and the track list includes "Play with Fire", "Interaction", and "Free at Last".
"Interaction" veers away from the norm, featuring a lead vocal from Luis. This is a really strong track and I hope they add it to the set list. If you've listened to a lot of Dollyrots tracks you've heard Luis on background vocals, so you already know he has a great voice. He just further proves that here.
The Dollyrots - Arrested Youth The Dollyrots - Arrested Youth
All the songs have a very live feel because, as Kelly said, they didn't want to fix anything after the fact, so they played each song straight through until they were happy with it.
I think it gives the record an energy level similar to their live shows.
The lead single The Dollyrots are promoting from the EP is "Playing with Fire". This is a catchy uptempo track with a killer chorus. I see lots of singing along at Dollyrots shows for this one, especially during the Oh! Ay! part.
Be sure to check out the video for Playing with Fire. Our youngest adventurer makes a quick cameo at 2:21.
Fuzzfest is a benefit concert, and this year it joined forces with the Rock n' Roll Camp for Girls in Los Angeles. All proceeds from the concert went to providing financial aid to girls attending the 2011 Summer Camp.
Here's a new video blog from Kelly Ogden of The Dollyrots. Kelly is wearing make up from a Day of the Dead photo shoot. We're not sure where the photos will ultimately turn up, but Kelly and Luis were posting them to their Twitter accounts during the application of the makeup.
According to Kelly, "My make-up was done by the super talented and fun Melissa Anchondo!"
The Dollyrots also have a split single coming out with Bowling for Soup. Each band covered a song from the other band, so it sounds like it will be fun. Kelly's not telling what the songs are, but if you follow the Dollyrots on Twitter, you might just have a hint. I'm not telling.
We've been waiting a while for an official video from "A Little Messed Up" so we could use it to promote The Dollyrots. We are happy to say that "Rollercoaster" has finally been released.
We love this song and even if you think you know what The Dollyrots sound like, if you haven't heard this track you're probably going to be surprised. Check it out, "like" the video and share it with your friends.
Bubblegum Punk's leading band, The Dollyrots, came to Charlotte last weekend and rocked The World Famous Milestone. The Milestone is a venue that literally oozes rock history from its walls, and The Dollyrots showed us why they are one of the coolest bands to ever grace the graffiti covered stage.
Playing songs from all three of their albums including, "Because I'm Awesome", "New College", "California Beach Boy" and a kick-ass version of "Jackie Chan", The Dollyrots showed the Friday night crowd why their music continually gets chosen to be featured in television shows and feature films. They know how to rock, but they do it with an incredibly catchy list of sing-along songs even the "I don't like Punk" crowd will love.
If you have the opportunity to see this band, buy a ticket and get out to the club. You won't regret it.
The Dollyrots kick off the show with "Some Girls" from their new album, "A Little Messed Up."
We were fortunate that The Dollyrots swung through the southeast on their spring tour. During their time out on the road they hit both The World Famous Milestone in Charlotte, and Ground Zero in Spartanburg.
More on that and a full show report as I get caught up, but in the meantime here's a picture of Kelly Ogden at Ground Zero.
Thanks to the nicest band in the world for stopping by our little part of the music universe on this tour.