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“With an eclectic mixture of cabaret, goth-pop, and punk, this truly unique duo comprising of pianist / vocalist Amanda Palmer and drummer / back-up vocalist Brian Viglione have
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The Life & Times Of The Dresden Dolls - Chapter 1: So Far...

Rock bands are pigeonholed into ever-increasingly minuscule sub-categorizations, but The Dresden Dolls continue to defy explanation and classification. While some have called it theatrical rock, punk cabaret, manic-musical, neo-glam-torch...eventually even the most clever and creative describers shrug and say: “You just have to hear it to believe it.”

Living in a two-faced, popular culture built on artifice that demands authenticity; The Dresden Dolls take the world stage, tear down the curtain, rip holes in the veneer and create their own rules, rhymes and reason. For eight years, the duo climbed steadily out of the artistic trenches and into the mainstream of rock on their own terms. The Dolls thrive on their inherent juxtapositions. The musical-theater and new-wave background of writer/singer/pianist Amanda Palmer mixed with drummer Brian Viglione's heavy metal roots created a sonic smear of unclassifiable rock. Palmer wailed; Viglione cackled. It is this dichotomy that supplied the band with a yin-yang quality that kept them hurtling through space, pulling each other to and fro in an endless - and highly entertaining - match of musical wits.

After signing with Roadrunner Records in early 2004, the band enjoyed a whirlwind schedule that included sold-out headlining tours on four continents, an opening slot for Nine Inch Nails (after being hand-picked by Trent Reznor), performances at the ...
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Label: 8 foot Records, Roadrunner
Years Active: 2001-present
Country: United States of America
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