Sunday, September 19

The Dresden Dolls — it's music people!

Every once in a while you find a band that just rocks your world. Sometimes that band is so unique and so good it has a genre that's all its own. In this case the band is the Dresden Dolls and the genre is called "punk cabaret". I just discovered these two (Amanda Palmer & Brian Viglione) on Saturday when my brother dropped them on my mp3 player. It was pure sabatoge. I spent the entire day walking around Henry Ford's Greenfield Village listening to Amanda Palmer kick ass and now I'm simply addicted. These two will be huge, but don't take my word for it. Check it out yourself.

MP3s from their LIVE concernt on 6/19/04 at The Beachcomber, Wellfleet, MA via Subversive Green Rhino

Videos via The Dresden Dolls web site

  • Girl Anachronism

  • "Good Day" at the lizard lounge, June 26, 2002

  • "Missed Me" at Axis, January 14, 2002

  • "Truce" shot at the Axis on July 14, 2002 and the Lizard Lounge on June 26, 2002

  • "Girl Anachronism" at the Axis on July 14, 2002 and the Lizard Lounge on June 26, 2002
All videos are available on the Dresden Dolls website at The videos are available in various formats and resolutions including Quicktime, RealVideo, and Win Media Player. Kudos to Michael Pope and Kuma Lisa for these excellent videos.

Update: You can actually buy both CD's and the music video DVD for $20 and that includes shipping! Not a bad way to show appreciation eh? There's also an excellent interview at the same url. I think I might even order a second and have it sent to a friend of mine I know who I think would love this.

It's just funny that I'm not telling you I discovered the Dresden Dolls on a filesharing network or download any of their songs before placing my order, because of course I didn't that would be illegal.

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