The Dollyrots Debuts New Single; Announces New Tour Schedule

Courtesy: Wicked Cool Records

The Dollyrots debuted its latest single this week.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Too Fun For My Health’ Thursday through BrooklynVegan. The song is the latest single from the group’s forthcoming compilation record, Down The Rabbit Hole, which was originally schedule for release Jan. 7 through Wicked Cool Records and is now scheduled for release Jan. 21. The band premiered the record’s lead single, ‘Just Like All The Rest‘ last month.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Too Fun For My Health’ is a catch, infectious work centered around the pairing of the vocal harmonies and guitars. The solid time keeping and the bass line add just enough accent to the work to make the whole completely engaging and entertaining.

The press release announcing the song’s premiere did not address the song’s lyrical theme. Listening through the song closely, the lyrics that can be deciphered sans lyrics hint at a theme of a person contemplating how he/she has changed along with his/her friends who were one way a long time ago but different as years have gone on. This is just this critic’s own interpretation and should not be taken as the only interpretation.

The track listing for Down the Rabbit Hole is noted below.

Down The Rabbit Hole tracks-

DISC 1

Too Fun for My Health

Cloud Ten

Just Like All the Rest

Vibration

Little Miss Impossible

Get Radical (Dark Version)

Be My Leia (Electric)

Rebel Angel

Super Mega Ultraviolet

Valentine’s Day

Penny (Alt Version)

Nobody Else (Alt Version)

DISC 2

Breed

Stay

Ruby Soho

High School Never Ends

Walking on Sunshine

Da Doo Ron Ron / I Wanna Be Sedated

Punk Rock Girls

American Girl

Earth Angel

Dancing With Myself

Teenage Kicks

Do You Love Me

In other news, The Dollyrots has announced a new tour schedule in support of its new compilation and a new album on which it is working. The tour’s first leg is a North American leg that is scheduled to launch March 10 in Chicago, IL and to run through March 16 in St. Louis, MO. The Von Tramps are scheduled to serve as support for the tour.

The second leg of the tour will take The Dollyrots overseas to Europe and is scheduled to launch April 12 in Blackpool, England. The tour, which will see Bowling For Soup and Lit as support, is scheduled to run through April 23 in London, England.

Additionally, the band is scheduled to take part in the Great Rock n Roll Sea Cruise in Athens Greece from Aug. 18-23 with bands, such as The Dictators, and Buzzcocks. The band’s full tour schedule is noted below.

Upcoming tour dates:

w/ The Von Tramps

Thursday, March 10 Reggie’s Music Joint Chicago, IL

Friday, March 11 Uptown VFW Minneapolis, MN

Saturday, March 12 X-Ray Arcade Cudahy, WI

Sunday, March 13 Beachland Ballroom & Tavern Cleveland, OH

Monday, March 14 Rumba Cafe Columbus, OH

Tuesday, March 15 Melody Inn Indianapolis, IN

Wednesday, March 16 Old Rock House St Louis, MO

w/ Bowling for Soup & Lit

Tuesday, April 12 Empress Ballroom Blackpool, UK

Wednesday, April 13 O2 Academy Glasgow Glasgow, UK

Thursday, April 14 Grimsby Auditorium Grimsby, UK

Friday, April 15 Scarborough Spa Scarborough, UK

Saturday, April 16 O2 Academy Birmingham Birmingham, UK

Sunday, April 17 O2 Academy Bournemouth Bournemouth, UK

Monday, April 18 Riviera International Centre Torquay, UK

Tuesday, April 19 Brangwyn Hall Swansea, UK

Thursday, April 21 De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill On Sea, UK

Friday, April 22 Winter Gardens Margate, UK

Saturday, April 23 O2 Academy Brixton London, UK

w/ Buzzcocks, The Dictators, & more

Thursday, August 18 – August 23 Great Rock n Roll Sea Cruise Athens, Greece

More dates TBA

More information on The Dollyrots’ new compilation record and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.thedollyrots.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/thedollyrots

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/thedollyrots

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Slo/Tide Debuts ‘Neck High’ Video

Courtesy: Feltone Music

Slo/Tide debuted the video for its debut single this week.

The act, which is the side project of Underoath front man Spencher Chamblain, premiered the video for its single ‘Neck High‘ Thursday. The debut came less than a month after the act debuted the song by itself.

The video treatment matches the 80s new wave sound exhibited in the song’s musical arrangement. That is evidenced through the use of the lighting and general cinematography used in the visualization. Chamberlain is shown dancing to the song as he sings while the song plays over the video.

Chamberlain, during a recent interview with Brooklynvegan, talked about the video treatment.

“This being my first video for my solo project slo/tide I wanted to bring in long time homie Max Gensler on this first round of visuals; he’s the same dude that’s been on tour with me in the past shooting video and came out to the studio while I was tracking the slo/tide album to shoot bts footage there as well. I consider Max a part of the slo/tide family and I’m stoked for everyone to see what we did!”

Chamberlain recently spoke about that dramatic difference in style and sound in a prepared statement.

“I’ve been writing music since I was a kid and 9 times out of 10 it’s not the heavy music the world knows of me,” he said. “slo/tide was an idea I started in 2015, but the songs started coming together in 2019-early 2021. “Neck High” was created after jamming with my friends in Sir Sly for over ten hours – the last song I wrote before the pandemic and the first taste for the listener to see how the other side of my brain works.

In regards to the song’s lyrical content, Chamberlain said it delivers a positive message.

In this song I’m singing to myself in a hopeful tone about how no matter how bad things seem, I’ve always found a way to swim through it,” said Chamberlain. “So here’s “Neck High” – I hope you enjoy it.”

More information on slo/tide’s new single is available along with all of the act’s latest news at https://www.instagram.com/slotideband.

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Tracy Bonham Debuts New Single, ‘Me Symphony,’ Companion Video

Courtesy: Melodeon Music

Tracy Bonham will release her debut children’s album this spring.

In anticipation of the release of the album, Young Maestros Vol. 1, — set for release April 16 — the Grammy-nominated rock star debuted the album’s lead single Friday in the form of ‘Me Symphony‘ along with its companion video.

The single debuted through BrooklynVegan. The song and album come through Bonham’s own label, Melodeon Music House.

The song features a musical arrangement that has a distinct New Orleans jazz style approach. That approach is especially evident in the song’s clarinet and horns. Bonham meanwhile sings alongside the instrumentation almost in the style of a stage performer.

The lyrical content that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement is a message of empowerment, according to comments that Bonham made during her interview with BrooklynVegan.

“I grew up with crippling insecurity as a child, especially when it came to expressing myself,” she said. “I would hide behind my mother’s legs if anyone approached me. The stage, on the other hand, was my place to express myself and not hide in the shadows, or behind instruments. If I can impart one thing to children it is that you do not have to hide or have the perfect instrument, or the perfect circumstance, to feel empowered and strong and use your voice”.

Pre-orders for Bonham’s new album are open now.

More information on Tracy Bonham’s new single, video and album is available along with her latest news at:

Website: https://www.ecrmusicgrop.com/artists/tracy-bonham

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TracyBonhamMusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tracy_bonham

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