The Dollyrots

The Dollyrots

 Los Angeles, California, USA
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The Dollyrots are a female-fronted rock/punk band from L.A. with an album on Panic Button/Lookout Records. Most recently featured on a month-long stretch of the '06 Vans Warped Tour, the band also appeared onscreen earlier this year playing two songs off their debut album in an episode of CSI:NY.

Biography

The Dollyrots are a rock/punk trio from Los Angeles made up of two girls and a boy. They play an energetic style of music blending indie rock, old school punk and 60's girl-group charm. The Dollyrots recently finished up a month-long stint on the '06 Vans Warped Tour on the heels of a buzz-worthy SXSW appearance. Crisscrossing the U.S. and Canada for most of 2005, the band has played alongside The Go Gos, The Breeders, The Muffs, The Soviettes, The Queers, The Groovie Ghoulies, Go Betty Go, Soul Asylum, and made an appearance at CMJ 2005. The Dollyrots are currently wrapping up their second album, recorded and produced by Jacques Wait (The Soviettes) and John Fields (Switchfoot, Andrew W.K.). Their debut album Eat My Heart Out was released on Panic Button/Lookout! Records (CD) and Dionysus Records (Vinyl) in late 2004.

Kelly Ogden (vocals/bass) and Luis Cabezas (guitar), friends since middle school, formed The Dollyrots in 2001 at New College in Florida while studying botany and neurobiology. Cleverly crafted punk songs and Kelly's distinct voice proved a unique combination so the band relocated to Los Angeles in the spring of 2002 with little more than their pets and instruments. Amy Wood, a native to Santa Monica and friend of the band in their early LA years, joined The Dollyrots in 2004 and solidified the band's rock/punk sound.

The songs off of their debut range in style from all-out punk to tender ballad, sarcastic to sincere. Several tracks received consistent airplay on L.A.'s KROQ and Indie 103, NY's K-Rock, XM Radio, college radio across the country and charted in the CMJ Top 100. The Dollyrots' music has been featured on MTV's Real World & LATV, while the band has been filmed playing in an artsy Hp commercial (2003), on CSI: NY (2006), & featured in a music video segment for Blender.com/Maxim.com. You can find Dollyrots tracks on an eclectic mix of compilations including the most recent Lookout Records CD/DVD Sampler, Scratch Magazine, Snake Oil Supercharm, Kiss or Kill, Motorbrands, and in several independent film soundtracks.

Eat My Heart Out received great reviews across the board (Punk Planet, AMP) while the band has been featured in print publications around the country (The L.A./O.C. Weekly, L.A. Times, Music Connection, Alternative Press, Hitlist, Phoenix New Times, The Tennessean, Skratch Magazine's '06 Warped Tour Guide) as well as on the web (LAMusicScene, PopPunk, PunkNews, Live365, Blender.com). The band is thrilled with how their second album is coming along and plans on shopping it around with a release as soon as possible. As always, you can expect The Dollyrots to hit the highways and bring their infectious brand of rock n roll to a basement or theater near you.

Lyrics

Because I'm Awesome

Written By: The Dollyrots

I’ve got the new style, uh huh
And I’m walking right down your street
I’m on your speed dial, you know
The one everyone wants to meet

I always tell you how great you dress
It’s cause I’m fashionably socialized
You’re smarter, better, no, the best
Just look at me

I’m a leader, I’m a winner, And I’m cleaner
Cause I’m awesome
I don’t need you cause I’m neato and I beat you
Cause I’m awesome
That’s right

They say I’m gifted, uh huh
Well I’m a certified prodigy
I’m gonna own you, uh huh
I’m gonna bring you to your knees

I always tell you how smart you are
It’s cause my brain is really supersized
You’re an academic superstar
Just look at me

I’m a leader, I’m a winner, And I’m cleaner
Cause I’m awesome
I don’t need you cause I’m neato and I beat you
Cause I’m awesome
That’s right

Got a career plan, uh huh
Gonna make lots of money
And bought a self tan, uh huh
Don’t I look healthy?

I always tell you how great you smell
It’s cause I’m naturally deodorized
You’re stronger, faster and can spell
Just look at me

I’m a leader, I’m a winner, And I’m cleaner
Cause I’m awesome
I don’t need you cause I’m neato and I beat you
Cause I’m awesome
That’s right (2X)

Rah rah rah rah rah rah rah! (3X)
I don’t need you
Cause I’m Awesome
Uh huh

My Best Friend's Hot

Written By: The Dollyrots

My best friend’s hot
My best friend’s hot
No matter what I do won’t love me

Why don’t you come on closer please
Yeah you don’t know
I brush my hand across your knee
Just take it slow
Because I’m not gonna tell you all the things I might like
Won’t you apologize to me, to me, to me
For being such a tease, a tease, a tease
You know I’m not gonna tell you all the things I might like

My best friend’s hot
My best friend’s hot
No matter what I do
You love me not
Woah oh oh
Woah oh oh
Na na na na na not
You love me not

I’m gonna tell you that your mean
Cause you don’t show
You interrupt another dream so out you go
Because I’m not gonna tell you all the things I might like
Won’t you apologize to me, to me, to me
For being such a tease, a tease, a tease
You know I’m not gonna tell you all the things I might like

My best friend’s hot
My best friend’s hot
No matter what I do
You love me not
Woah oh oh
Woah oh oh
Na na na na na not
You love me

Na na not! Na na not!
Na na not! Na na not!
Na na not! Na na not!
Na na not! Na na not!

Should I tell you now or go oh oh oh…

Go! Go!
Go! Go!
Go! Go!
Go!

Hold my hand put on a show
Still don’t think you understand
That I’ve got to know
Because I’m not gonna tell you all the things I might like

My best friend’s hot
My best friend’s hot
No matter what I do
You love me not
My best friend’s hot
My best friend’s hot
No matter what I do
You love me not
Woah oh oh
Woah oh oh
Na na na na na not
You love me

Na na not! Na na not!
Na na not! Na na not!
Na na not! Na na not!
Na na not! Na na not!

Should I tell you now
Should I tell you now
That I’m in love with you…

Out Of LA

Written By: The Dollyrots

A driving hot day
The whisky warms my body
Out through the desert
We’re passing means we’re on our way
We’re on our way out of LA

The snowy Converse
Melt on me while I’m walking
So sick and broken
Not gonna make it past halfway
We’re on our way out of LA

On and on and on and on and on and on we won’t be long
And on and on and on and on and on and on we don’t be long, we won’t belong

Basements Wisconsin
The Abbey Lounge in Boston
A floor to sleep on
A two-month bender so I say
We’re on our way out of LA

On and on and on and on and on and on we won’t be long
And on and on and on and on and on and on we don’t belong, we won’t be long, we don’t belong, we won’t belong

Hey hey hey, Hey hey hey
NO oh oh, no oh

No concrete ocean
Nobody telling me to
But we keep looking
For those we’ve lost along the way
While on our way out of LA

We won’t be long, we won’t be long, we don’t belong, we won’t be long, don’t belong, won’t belong!

Discography

Eat My Heart Out (CD - 2004 Panic Button/Lookout Records)

Eat My Heart Out (Vinyl - 2004 Dionysus Records)

This Is My Bag (2005 Lookout Records CD/DVD Compilation)

Set List

Kick Me to the Curb
My Best Friend's Hot
Jackie Chan
Wreckage
New College
Turn U Down
A Desperate S.O.S.
This Crush
Feed Me, Pet Me
Goodnight Tonight
Because I'm Awesome
covers: Be My Baby (Ronettes), Martian (Misfits), I Wanna Be Sedated (Ramones), Shook Me (AC/DC)