(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
As most people know by now, one of the most unexpected pairings in music, that of comedian Dave Hill and extreme metaller Chris Reifert (Autopsy) as Painted Doll, is well underway!
The news of this union arrived some months ago, followed by the “Together Alone” official video, and a pair of song shares, “Hidden Hand” and “Dressing Room“. Now, Painted Doll are streaming their self-titled release for Tee Pee Records in full on the eve of its release tomorrow, February 16.
Both of Painted Doll‘s high profile members had something to say about these events:
Dave: “It’s been less than two years since Chris and I first got together to jam one day in East Los Angeles just to see what might happen, so we’re super psyched to finally be playing songs from our debut album live for the first time on the east and west coast, including a few shows with one of our all-time favorite bands, Monster Magnet. We’re excited to have Erika Osterhout (Scolex, Necrosis, Trepanation, Extremity) joining us on bass and Tom Beaujour (True Love, St. Bastard) joining us on guitar. Also, at some point in the show, I am hoping to play a medley of Autopsy’s ‘Mental Funeral’ by myself on my Casio keyboard, which comes with some really great drum loops that are ready to go (this is admittedly something I still need to run by Chris). It would just be for when someone breaks a string or something.“
Chris: “Holy shit, these shows are coming up fast! And that’s a “good” holy shit, meaning I am really psyched to rock the fuck out of the stage with Painted Doll. It’s crazy for me to think of the whole chain of events that were set into motion after becoming friends with Dave back in the ancient year of our lord, 2015. Now here we are, with our new album, about to jump into your earholes and we have some badass shows set up with some badass bands, including the legendary Monster Magnet. We’ve got a cracking live band assembled now too with our buds Erika Osterhout on bass and Tom Beaujour on guitar. And if things get weird, Dave may just bust out that sweet Casio keyboard with the sweet drum loops for the aforementioned ‘Mental Funeral’ medley. That’s fine with me because that means I can hang out at the bar for some quality drinking time with whoever else is hanging out at the bar. It’s win-win for everyone!“
In related news, Painted Doll will undertake some live shows next month, including two with Monster Magnet (all listed below). Also, Dave Hill’s band Valley Lodge announced a NYC show for Mercury Lounge on February 22nd.
Tickets are on pre-sale now for Citi® customers, and the public on-sale begins Friday (2/16) at noon. Dave Hill also has a comedy show set for ‘PICTURE THIS!’ at Union Hall in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Saturday (2/17) (tickets).
PAINTED DOLL – 2018 Tour Dates
Mar. 27 – Hank’s Saloon, Brooklyn, NY
Mar. 29 – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (w/ Monster Magnet)
Mar. 30 – Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ (w/ Monster Magnet)
Mar. 31 – WFMU’s Monty Hall, Jersey City, NJ
Apr. 26 – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, CA
Apr. 27 – Tonic Lounge, Portland, OR
Apr. 28 – Highline, Seattle, WA