Jan. 20 — The Dollyrots debuted its latest single this week.
The band premiered its new single, ‘Too Fun For My Health’ Thursday through BrooklynVegan. The song is the latest single from the group’s forthcoming compilation record, Down The Rabbit Hole, which was originally schedule for release Jan. 7 through Wicked Cool Records and is now scheduled for release Jan. 21. The band premiered the record’s lead single, ‘Just Like All The Rest‘ last month.
The musical arrangement featured in ‘Too Fun For My Health’ is a catch, infectious work centered around the pairing of the vocal harmonies and guitars. The solid time keeping and the bass line add just enough accent to the work to make the whole completely engaging and entertaining.
The press release announcing the song’s premiere did not address the song’s lyrical theme. Listening through the song closely, the lyrics that can be deciphered sans lyrics hint at a theme of a person contemplating how he/she has changed along with his/her friends who were one way a long time ago but different as years have gone on. This is just this critic’s own interpretation and should not be taken as the only interpretation.
The track listing for Down the Rabbit Hole is noted below.
Down The Rabbit Hole tracks-
Too Fun for My Health
Just Like All the Rest
Little Miss Impossible
Get Radical (Dark Version)
Be My Leia (Electric)
Super Mega Ultraviolet
Penny (Alt Version)
Nobody Else (Alt Version)
High School Never Ends
Walking on Sunshine
Da Doo Ron Ron / I Wanna Be Sedated
Punk Rock Girls
Dancing With Myself
Do You Love Me
In other news, The Dollyrots has announced a new tour schedule in support of its new compilation and a new album on which it is working. The tour’s first leg is a North American leg that is scheduled to launch March 10 in Chicago, IL and to run through March 16 in St. Louis, MO. The Von Tramps are scheduled to serve as support for the tour.
The second leg of the tour will take The Dollyrots overseas to Europe and is scheduled to launch April 12 in Blackpool, England. The tour, which will see Bowling For Soup and Lit as support, is scheduled to run through April 23 in London, England.
Additionally, the band is scheduled to take part in the Great Rock n Roll Sea Cruise in Athens Greece from Aug. 18-23 with bands, such as The Dictators, and Buzzcocks. The band’s full tour schedule is noted below.
Upcoming tour dates:
w/ The Von Tramps
Thursday, March 10 Reggie’s Music Joint Chicago, IL
Friday, March 11 Uptown VFW Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, March 12 X-Ray Arcade Cudahy, WI
Sunday, March 13 Beachland Ballroom & Tavern Cleveland, OH
Monday, March 14 Rumba Cafe Columbus, OH
Tuesday, March 15 Melody Inn Indianapolis, IN
Wednesday, March 16 Old Rock House St Louis, MO
w/ Bowling for Soup & Lit
Tuesday, April 12 Empress Ballroom Blackpool, UK
Wednesday, April 13 O2 Academy Glasgow Glasgow, UK
Thursday, April 14 Grimsby Auditorium Grimsby, UK
Friday, April 15 Scarborough Spa Scarborough, UK
Saturday, April 16 O2 Academy Birmingham Birmingham, UK
Sunday, April 17 O2 Academy Bournemouth Bournemouth, UK
Monday, April 18 Riviera International Centre Torquay, UK
Tuesday, April 19 Brangwyn Hall Swansea, UK
Thursday, April 21 De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill On Sea, UK
Friday, April 22 Winter Gardens Margate, UK
Saturday, April 23 O2 Academy Brixton London, UK
w/ Buzzcocks, The Dictators, & more
Thursday, August 18 – August 23 Great Rock n Roll Sea Cruise Athens, Greece
More dates TBA
More information on The Dollyrots’ new compilation record and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: