The Dresden Dolls
Helmed by drummer Brian Viglione and singer/songwriter/pianist Amanda Palmer, the
punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls have attained legendary status with their darkly
original song-craft and visceral, no-holds-barred live shows. Blending performance art and politics with an array of sonic and lyrical influences from The Doors and Black Sabbath to Lotte Lenya and Nina Simone, the pair reaped global attention for creating a uniquely cathartic sound and vision all their own.
Three studio albums – 2003’s self-titled debut and 2006’s YES, VIRGINIA…,
and 2008’s NO, VIRGINIA – earned International critical praise, hailing The Dresden
Dolls’ distinctive work as both deeply unsettling yet remarkably accessible.
After a long-needed hiatus and countless solo- and side-projects later (Viglione drummed for NIN and Violent Femmes; Palmer wrote a best-selling book and broke crowdfunding records), The Dresden Dolls are back at work and slowly building towards the creation of their fourth studio album and their first full global tour in almost two decades.