The Dresden Dolls
Helmed by drummer Brian Viglione and singer/songwriter/pianist Amanda Palmer, the punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls have attained legendary statues with their darkly original songcraft and visceral no-holds-barred live shows. Blending performance art and politics with an array of sonic and lyrical influences from The Doors and Black Sabbath to Lotte Lenya and Yoko Ono, the pair reaped global attention for creating a uniquely cathartic sound and vision all their own.
Two acclaimed studio albums – 2003’s self-titled debut and 2006’s YES, VIRGINIA… – earned critical praise, hailing The Dresden Dolls’ distinctive work as both deeply unsettling yet remarkably accessible. The group embarked on numerous world tours, DVD releases, hundreds of thousands of tickets sold and souls touched. The duo went on creative hiatus in 2008 but, as Amanda says… “The Dresden Dolls never really die, we just hibernate eternally, crawling out of our coffin when we are hungry for communal blood”. It seems as if there is an eternal hunger at play, as new projects are seeping into the world and plans are being hatched. The Dresden Dolls really want everyone to vote.