Power-Psych Band Featuring Comedian/Shredder Dave Hill + Autopsy’s Chris Reifert Announces U.S. Tour Dates
Painted Doll, the new rock band featuring the unlikely pairing of comedian / guitar shredder Dave Hill (Valley Lodge, HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver theme) and heavy metal legend Chris Reifert (Autopsy, Death) will release its self-titled debut album onFebruary 16 via Tee Pee Records. The record delivers an infectious blend of late 60's/early 70's Dutch and British psych pop and garage rock. In celebration, Brooklyn Vegan is streaming Painted Doll in full, adding, "The two musicians come from very different musical backgrounds, and for Painted Doll, they’ve channelled late ’60s psychedelia and stoner rock, and it works out really well". Stream the debut album from Painted Doll, in full, at this location.
Painted Doll has announced U.S. tour dates in support of the debut, including supporting Monster Magnet on its only planned U.S. live shows March 29-30. Hill and Reifert have added Erika Osterhout (Scolex, Necrosis, Trepanation, Extremity) on bass and the record's producer, Tom Beaujour (True Love, St. Bastard), on second guitar to round out the live band. The upcoming shows are as follows:
Painted Doll tour dates:
February 22 New York, NY Mercury Lounge (w/ Happy Chichester) March 27 Brooklyn, NY Hank's Saloon March 29 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Monster Magnet) March 30 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom (w/ Monster Magnet) March 31 Jersey City, NJ WFMU's Monty Hall April 26 San Francisco, CA Hemlock Tavern April 27 Portland, OR Tonic Lounge April 28 Seattle, WA Highline
"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," says Hill. "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."
Painted Doll has released a video for the record's lead track "Together Alone". See and hear at THIS location.
1.) Together Alone (watch VIDEO) 2.) Carousel 3.) Hidden Hand (REVOLVER premiere) 4.) Dressing Room (Metal Injection premiere) 5.) Painted Doll 6.) Eclipse 7.) She Talks to Mirrors 8.) Stairwell 9.) Find Your Mind 10.) I Put a Spell on You (Screamin' Jay Hawkins cover)
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Painted Doll is Dave Hill (vocals, guitar, bass, keys) and Chris Reifert (drums, guitar, bass).
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About Dave Hill:
Dave Hill is an American comedian, radio host, writer, musician and actor originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He is the host of The Goddamn Dave Hill Show on WFMU radio in Jersey City, New Jersey. Hill is a frequent panelist on the Comedy Central's @midnight program and has appeared on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Inside Amy Schumer, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and The Jim Gaffigan Show among others. Dave hosts the stage show The Dave Hill Explosion at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and Hollywood and currently appears as on-air talent for HBO and Cinemax. Hill played bass for Cleveland-based rock band Cobra Verde, and currently fronts the power pop band Valley Lodge, whose song “Go” is the theme song to HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He was also a member of Cleveland rock bands Sons of Elvis as well as Diamondsnake, a heavy metal band with Moby. Dave Hill has made out with a lot of chicks, is sweet at guitar, and smells really great. You can ask anyone.
About Chris Reifert:
Chris Reifert is an American death metal musician, and one of the pioneers of the death/doom genre. Although his music is more death metal than doom metal, he is one of the first musicians that blended the two styles. Reifert played drums on Death's debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, and in 1987 formed his own band, Autopsy. After several celebrated albums, Autopsy split up in 1995 and Reifert and bandmate Danny Coralles began playing in their side-project, Abscess, full-time. After Abscess dissolved in 2010, Autopsy reformed. The band's latest album, Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves, was released on April 21, 2014. Read an in-depth interview with Chris Reifert at this location(via Noisey).
"a psych garage project that more closely resembles the 13th Floor Elevators or Blue Öyster Cult than it does ''Scream Bloody Gore' or 'Mental Funeral'." - REVOLVER
"the project is neither death metal nor hilarious. Instead, Painted Doll explores the psychedelic sounds of the 1960's and 1970's." - METAL INJECTION
"In this day and age, I am rarely taken aback by some of the collaborations that get cooked up in the music biz. Then again, sometimes a collaboration comes along that is so random yet so completely and utterly brilliant. Such is the case with newly minted duo Painted Doll. Painted Doll is the brainchild of the multi-faceted musician Chris Reifert and the also multi-faceted comedian/musician/friend of BV Dave Hill. Both of these dudes carry a helluva lotta real estate on the Klaus Kinski Cultural Relevance Scale." - BROOKLYN VEGAN
"Dave Hill is a man of many talents. A stand-up and storyteller, he hosts WFMU’s Goddamn Dave Hill Show and he’s authored several bestselling books. He’s also an amazing musician, quite honestly one of the best guitar players I’ve ever seen live (I saw him do a set at Bridgetown a few years ago that blew my mind) and he’s got a fun new music project, called Painted Doll. His partner in Painted Doll is Chris Reifert, a prolific metal musician who drummed on Death’s debut album, 'Scream Bloody Gore', and who’s performed with bands like Autopsy and Abscess and over the years. Painted Doll is a departure from Reifert’s other projects, inspired by obscure Euro psych from the early 70s, with reverb-heavy guitar and dreamy vocals." - THE LAUGH BUTTON