| The Dollyrots continue to bring their trademark melodic pop-punk to the masses with a new album and tour run this summer. The duo’s upcoming new album Daydream Explosion will be out on July 12 on Wicked Cool/The Orchard. Hear the brand-new track “In Your Face,” released today on all streaming platforms, or preorder the full album now and get both “Everything” and “In Your Face” as instant downloads. |
Pre-order Daydream Explosion here: https://orcd.co/daydreamexplosiondollyrots
Daydream Explosion is the band’s sixth with longtime producer John Fields (Jimmy Eat World, All Time Low.) The new album bursts out of the gate with the one-two punch of “Animal” and lead single “Everything.” Follow-up single “In Your Face” is a midtempo rocker with a wallop of a chorus, while stylistic variations are all over this collection of 14 brand-new songs. “Watching The Storm Go By” is a ’60s girl-group homage so spot-on it includes a spoken interlude worthy of The Shangri-Las, while the lounge vibes on the verses of “Flippy In My Red Dress” are balanced sweetly by the revved-up chorus. Album closer “Daisy’s Song” is an affectionate ode to Kelly and Luis’ now two-and-a-half-year-old daughter. “Their songwriting has reached a consistent level of greatness.” – says Wicked Cool founder Stevie Van Zandt.
The Dollyrots’ songs have long been a staple in rotation on Little Steven’s Underground Garage, but the band’s recent work really perked up the ears of Underground Garage/Wicked Cool founder Stevie Van Zandt. The alliance with Wicked Cool, which began with the singles “Get Radical” in 2018 and “Everything” this spring and is a return to a label after several DIY, fan-funded releases since 2012.
The Dollyrots’ 2017 album Whiplash Splash debuted on both Billboard’s Heatseekers chart at #13 and Billboard’s Independent Albums chart at #31. The band’s 2016 live album/DVD Family Vacation: Live in Los Angeles debuted at #15 on Billboard’s Heatseekers album chart, and Barefoot and Pregnant garnered their first chart appearance, peaking at #7 on Billboard’s Heatseekers. Highly successful crowdsourcing campaigns preceded both chart appearance, this followed the group’s 2012’s self-titled LP, two albums on Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records, and a 2004 debut through the venerable Lookout!/Panic Button Records.
6/14 – Midwest Punkfest XI – Bloomington, IL
7/13 – The Hi Hat • Los Angeles, CA – Record Release Party
7/20 – Warped Tour Anniversary Celebration – Mountain View, CA
The Pink Spiders will be opening on the following dates:
7/30 – Milestone – Charlotte, NC
7/31 – The Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
8/1 – Lizard Lounge – Lancaster, PA
8/2 – Milk Boy – Philadelphia, PA
8/3 – Coney Island Baby – New York, NY
8/4 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
8/5 – The Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
8/6 – Gallery 5 – Richmond, VA
8/7 – Radio Room – Greenville, SC
8/8 – 529 – Atlanta, GA
8/9 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
8/10 – The Attic – Tampa, FL