Painted Doll Sign to Tee Pee Records; Self-Titled Debut out Feb. 16

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This one could’ve gone either way, and I’m not cool enough to have heard the full album yet, but golly golly gosh I’m digging the vibe of  Painted Doll a lot so far. The two-piece, comprised of WFMU DJ — which by my estimation is one of the most bow-your-head-in-utmost-fucking-respect-worthy titles a human being can carry — Dave Hill and Autopsy drummer — not at all a slouch pedigree either — Chris Reifert, have signed to Tee Pee to release their self-titled debut on Feb. 16, 2018, and while getting picked up by the NY-based imprint should be enough of an endorsement on its own at this point (and frankly it kind of is), getting to hear the track “Together Alone” in the new video below is welcome affirmation that only makes me look forward all the more to experiencing the LP in its entirety. Really, take the time to click play. It’s right on, like Blue Öyster Psych-style. Very cool.

From the PR wire:

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Painted Doll (feat. Dave Hill + Autopsy’s Chris Reifert) Signs with Tee Pee Records

Vanguard Comedian / Musician and Death Metal Godfather Team Up to Launch Garage Psych Band; Video for New Song “Together Alone” Debuts

Painted Doll, the new band formed by comedian / guitar shredder Dave Hill (Valley Lodge, Cobra Verde) and heavy metal legend Chris Reifert (Autopsy, Death), have signed to NYC independent label Tee Pee Records. The group’s self-titled debut, recorded and mixed by Tom Beaujour at Nuthouse Recording in Hoboken, NJ, will see a February 16, 2018 release.

Painted Doll came to life when “a death metal guy and a power pop guy got hammered together at a Goblin concert in Texas.” Soon after, Reifert and Hill began trying to out-deep cut each other with late 60’s/early 70’s Dutch and British psych pop before Chris suggested the two musicians form a band together inspired by the music they’d been trading. What does Painted Doll sound like, you ask? Let’s let the band do the talking…

“The Painted Doll record was a blast to make,” says Hill. “Chris is a death metal legend from the Bay Area and I’m a guy from Cleveland who worships the Kinks. Throw in our mutual love for obscure Dutch bands from the seventies and you’ve got Painted Doll. We’re super psyched to be working with Tee Pee Records to unleash our stone cold jams on the masses.”

“After getting to know Dave and talking about psychedelic bands and stuff, it was clear that Painted Doll needed to happen,” adds Reifert. “The powers of rock gave us our mission, which we gladly accepted. Now you can hear the visions that we had bouncing around in our heads. Foxes and rabbits, velvet and leather, smoldering rock and spacey psych….what else do you need? Play it loud and proud, babies!”

Luckily, there’s zero waiting period to hear the culmination of this peculiar pairing as Painted Doll has released a video for the record’s lead track “Together Alone.”

Painted Doll is Dave Hill (vocals, guitar, bass, keys) and Chris Reifert (drums, guitar, bass).

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Painted Doll, “Together Alone” official video

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