One could say that The Dresden Dolls (MySpace), with their self-proclaimed brand of “punk cabaret” music, are an acquired taste, at least judging by the comments at Stereogum (here, here, here, and here). But hey, I love them, and so does Wil, who so aptly described them as follows:
…the music [Amanda and Brian] make together, and the passion in Amanda’s lyrics grabbed me by the cerebellum and wouldn’t let go. … This is not music for everyone, but if it hits you, holy shit will it hit you.
I first became aware of them at The El Rey Theatre in November 2004, when The Ditty Bops (MySpace) opened for them on tour, and it was quite amazing to witness first-hand the chemistry between Amanda and Brian when they performed together onstage. In addition, they appeared on Morning Becomes Eclectic and opened for Regina Spektor and Nine Inch Nails last year.
Last December, The Dresden Dolls performed a back-to-back stint at the RecCenter Studio and the Henry Fonda Theatre. And this Wednesday, they’ll be back to promote their sophomore album Yes, Virginia, with an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live as well as an in-store performance and autograph signing at the Virgin Megastore across the street in Hollywood.