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the Suicide Dolls / Bio

Mixing Noise with Rock, Punk & Pop structures, drawing influence from bands in scattered genres like post-punk, no-wave, 70s/80s punk, alternative and pop, The Suicide Dolls have worked hard over the years to put their own spin on the classic alternative sound.

They are known in music scenes all over the country for their highly energetic live shows, their willingness to help other bands by bringing together different regions and scenes, and for booking buzz-worthy shows for themselves and for others around the US.

The band recently self-released their new full length album, "Prayers in Parking Lots", engineered by Justin Pizzoferrato (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, Chelsea Light Moving, Speedy Ortiz). It was recorded at Q Division Studios in Boston, MA (Mission of Burma, Pixies, Aimee Mann, Franz Ferdinand).

The Suicide Dolls have had features, reviews and mentions in various publications and blogs including: Amp Magazine, Performer, Magazine, Louder Than War (UK), Three Imaginary Girls, Razorcake, Verbicide Magazine, Sloucher.Org (UK), About.Com, Allston Pudding, Boston Band Crush, The Boston Phoenix, The Hartford Courant, The New Haven Advocate, and The Deli Magazine, among others.

Over the years, they have played with many bands spanning many different genres, including:
The Fixx, Jay Reatard, Ceremony, Titus Andronicus, Hospitality, Bear Hands, Exit Music, Dom, Aloke (who became Grouplove), Slam Donahue, Earl Greyhound, Screen Vinyl Image, Radical Dads, White Fence, Grandchildren, Young Adults, Ghost Box Orchestra, The Shapes, Oneida, the Spores, Martha Wanwright, Kidz in the Hall, The Sound of Urchin, Radar Eyes, Quiet Loudly, Clouder, Ovlov, Nightmare Air, Living Laser, and many more.

The band can currently be found covering the Circle Jerks anthem ‘When the Shit Hits the Fan’ on American Laundromat Records latest release, “A Tribute to Repo Man” (September, 2012), which also includes covers by Amanda Palmer, Black Francis, Mike Watt, Matthew Sweet, Those Darlins and more.

Other notables about The Suicide Dolls include:
* "Best New Artist" -- New England Music Awards -- March 2012
* "Best Rock Band" -- Connecticut Music Awards -- September 2012
* "Best Alternative Band" -- People's Choice -- The Whalie Awards, New London CT -- May 2013
* "Album Of The Year"-- "Prayers in Parking Lots" --Critics Top Pick --The Whalie Awards, New London CT --May 2012
* ''Best Alternative Song" -- "Smash" -- Critics Choice -- The Whalie Awards, New London CT -- May 2012
* Boston's Rock N Roll Rumble, Class of 2013 -- A legendary nine-day Boston music festival (in it's 34th year) that includes the 24 bands who organizers feel best represent the Boston music scene.
* Named one of the ''Best Unsigned Bands" in North America by Verbicide Magazine -- December 2011

General Info

Band Members
Brian Albano (GuitarVocals), Michelle Montavon (Bass/Vocals), Matt Covey (Drums), Ben LaRose (Drums)
Artist Name
the Suicide Dolls
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/thesuicidedolls
Active Since
03/03
Genres
Alternative / Experimental / Punk

Contact Info

Location
New London, CT
Manager
Michelle Montavon/Brian Albano

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