Thursday, July 14, 2005

saints or sinners

Bellmer Dolls are a new trio straight outta NYC, but don't hold that against them. They aren't interested in revisiting 70s rock or releasing improvised avant-noize jams on CDRs. (although both of these are noble pursuits...) Instead they choose to play at Nick Cave's Birthday Party which is hosted this year by the evil step-cousin of the Fall. This is what happens when too many people like Interpol- the real darkness comes out to play, men get drunk on absinthe, and knife-songs are written.

Formed from portions of a very impressive CV: Love Life, Universal Order of Armageddon, The Great Unraveling, Vanity Set, and Angels of Light

They've already played a whole bunch of live gigs with the likes of the Vanishing, Prosaics, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Enon, Lion Fever, The Starlite Desperation, Jarboe, Skeleton Key, and Jon Spencer. Did I mention they are possibly the best-dressed band in the world? Must be since the designer for Sinner/Saint is in the band...

Buy their debut 7 inch over at Dogprint, limited edition of 666 copies! On tour right this very second with Lion Fever.

07.15 New York, NY - Cakeshop
07.16 Lansing, MI - Mac's Bar
07.18 Detroit, MI - 2500 Club
07.19 Bloomington, IN - Church Of Sun Ra
07.20 Columbus, OH - High 5ive Bar & Grill
07.21 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
07.22 Knoxville, TN - The Pilot Light
07.23 Baltimore, MD - Talking Head
07.24 Brooklyn, NY - Trash
07.26 Pittsfield, MA - Berkshire Artisans
07.27 Boston, MA - Great Scott
07.28 Delaware - Pirate's BBQ

Oh and in case you were wondering about the name, Hans Bellmer took hundreds of photos of sexualized dolls in the early 1930s in part as a protest against Germany's Nazi regime, and in part out of an expression of erotic feelings.

Bellmer Dolls - The Diva
Bellmer Dolls - Oblivion


At 8:39 PM, Anonymous Andrea said...

They are indeed stunningly well-dressed, but thankfully have more going for them.
Damn, I'm sorry I missed them at Great Scott. Hopefully they'll be back soon enough.

At 3:22 PM, Anonymous jon the revelator said...

their first demo tunes were better.
but nice guys and good stuff.


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