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 (summer dates below).
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 — 2007” by the listeners of Little Steven’s Underground Garage.
Earlier this year the band released the “California Beach Boy” EP whose title track was also deemed “Coolest Song in the World” by Little Steven’s Underground Garage.
With their high-energy vocals, melodic riffs and speedy power tempos expect the Dollyrots to become an unstoppable force of nature leaving legions of new fans singing along to A Little Messed Up at every stop.
A Little Messed Up track listing:
1. Rock Control
2. Some Girls
3. California Beach Boy
5. My Heart Explodes
6. A Little Messed Up
7. Pour Tour Jours
8. Big Mouth
10. Coming After You
11. Let’s Be In Love
12. Just Like Chocolate
13. Om Nom Nom
See them on tour:
With The Buzzcocks
June 4 Uptown Oakland, CA
June 5 Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA
June 6 House Of Blues Anaheim, CA
June 7 House Of Blues San Diego, CA
June 9 Bombardiers El Paso, TX
June 10 Mohawk Austin, TX
June 11 The Loft Dallas, TX
June 12 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
June 14 Amped Albuquerque, NM
June 15 Hollywood Alley Mesa, AZ
June 19 Belvedere Park Louisville, KY
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 J 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