With their high-energy vocals, melodic riffs and speedy power tempos the Dollyrots are gearing up to deliver their third album and second Blackheart Records installment, A Little Messed Up, 13 tracks of gritty, pop-punk delivered in perfect Dollyrots fashion. CD and Vinyl to street on August 17, expect the band to criss-cross the country throughout 2010.
The band, comprised of Kelly Ogden (bass/vocals), Luis Cabezas (guitar) and Chris Black (drums), opted to share its songwriting process with outside writers on a handful of tracks this time around and work with a number of well-known producers and engineers, including Chris Testa (Jimmy Eat World, Dixie Chicks), Matt Wallace (Replacements, Faith No More), Sylvia Massy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tool), Evan Frankfort (The Distillers, The Bangles) and Fred Archambault (Avenged Sevenfold). Within this process the largely independent trio found themselves treading some fairly new ground, though they ultimately discovered this methodology to be both productive and rewarding.
The Dollyrots formed by longtime friends Kelly Ogden and Luis Cabezas have shown no sign of slowing down since 2004 when the band self-released their debuted “Eat My Heart Out” to widespread success which garnered them much attention and went on to be released by Panic Button/Lookout Records. The rise in their profile led to a slot on the Vans Warped Tour, where they hooked up with drummer Chris Black and solidified the final band line-up. The tour proved not only to be a huge stepping stone for the band, but also the chance to connect with one of its VIP artists, Joan Jett. Jett took a liking to the band and signed them to her label Blackheart Records. In 2007 band released the “Because I’m Awesome” album to rave reviews, and the release’s title track was voted “Coolest Song in the World” by the listeners of Little Steven’s Underground Garage.
See them on tour:
With Bowling For Soup
July 16 Lucky Mule Abilene, TX
July 18 The Marquee Tulsa, OK
July 19 Fubar St Louis, MO
July 22 The Marquis Denver, CO
July 23 Jakes Lubbock, TX
July 29 House Of Rock Corpus Cristi, TX
July 30 Scout Bar San Antonio, TX
July 31 Parish Room Austin, TX
Aug 1 The Studio Houston, TX
Aug 6/Aug 8 Decatur Celebration Decatur, IL
More dates coming soon –
Dana Gordon at Independent Music Media at HiDanaGirl@aol.com or #213.864.2690
Lisa Gottheil at 2:30 Publicity at email@example.com or #212 675 8959