One-Eyed Doll To Release ‘Witches’ Concept Album on March 24 via Standby Records; U.S. Tour Kicks Off March 4
Austin, TX rock duo One-Eyed Doll will release their new album, ‘Witches’ on Standby Records on March 24. The LP is now available for pre-order here.
The band has announced a tour in support of the record, which kicks off on March 4th in Grand Junction, CO and runs through May 1st. See dates below.Tickets available here.
“This is a “concept” album and is based on historical research of the Salem Witch Hysteria,” reveals One-Eyed Doll’s vocalist, guitarist and visionary Kimberly Freeman. “Many of the lyrics are direct quotes from the original handwritten witch trial court documents. The songs explore different personal accounts from real people and touches on theories about why it happened. It’s meant to be listened to in one sitting, from beginning to end, like a movie.”
“Even though this is probably our heaviest album yet, it was written almost completely on banjo and mandolin in the Redwood Forest near Santa Cruz, CA,” drummer “Junior” Sewell boasts. “It has this great “forest metal” vibe. It was also all written at once with several melodic themes that appear throughout the album.”
One-Eyed Doll have gained an exceptionally loyal and rapidly growing fan base since 2006 with consistent touring, a solid memorable live performance, and a DIY connection with the fans. The band’s live set is an interactive fan-friendly experience that’s both heavy/sinister and sweet/vulnerable. Their darkly humored, intense, sometimes quirky and theatrical rock and roll captures the hearts of metal, rock, goth and punk all-ages audiences night after night.
In a joint statement the band says:
We’re excited to be releasing our new album, “Witches” with Standby Records on March 24th, 2015. This is by far the best thing we’ve ever made, and it’s amazing to have a talented and enthusiastic team to help us get it out there.
Since 2007 One-Eyed Doll has been almost completely DIY, taking care of recording, tour production and merch on our own. We were approached by several labels during this time, but none of the deals they offered felt right to us. Standby Records has been the first label that we feel has complete respect for our artistic vision and is hands off, willing to just let us do our thing.
Witches is by far our most artistically ambitious album yet. It’s a colorful and intense telling of the true story of the Salem Witch Hysteria. We can’t wait to show it off to our die hard fans that have been there with us over the years, as well as the new fans Standby Records will be helping us to reach. And come see us on the road in March and April on the USA Witches Album Release Tour.
Preorder ‘Witches’ here
‘Witches’ was produced by drummer Jason Rufuss Sewell.
One-Eyed Doll is:
Kimberly Freeman – Vocals / Guitars
Jason Rufuss Sewell (aka Junior) – Drums
03 Black In The Rye
04 A Rope For Mary
05 More Weight
07 Witch Hunt
11 The Ghosts Of Gallows Hill
Mar 04 Mesa Theater Grand Junction, CO
Mar 06 Moe’s Original BBQ Denver, CO
Mar 07 Sunshine Studios Live Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 10 Jake’s Lubbock, TX
Mar 11 Fitzgerald’s San Antonio, TX
Mar 12 Trees Dallas, TX
Mar 18 Scout Bar Houston, TX
Mar 21 Texas Rock Fest Austin, TX
Mar 22 Southport Music Hall New Orleans, LA
Mar 26 Brass Mug Tampa, FL
Mar 27 Atmosphere Tallahassee, FL
Mar 28 1904 Music Hall Jacksonville, FL
Mar 30 SURREAL AT SURREY Augusta, GA
Apr 01 The Warehouse Clarksville, TN
Apr 02 The International Knoxville, TN
Apr 03 Muncheez Beckley, WV
Apr 04 Fish Head Cantina Halethorpe, MD
Apr 05 Championship Trenton, NJ
Apr 08 Amityville Music Hall Amityville, NY
Apr 09 Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 10 The Loft Covington, KY
Apr 11 Cheers South Bend, IN
Apr 12 The Agora Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Apr 13 Basement Transmissions Erie, PA
Apr 15 Mojoes Joliet, IL
Apr 16 Vaudville Mews Des Moines, IA
Apr 17 The Firebird St Louis, MO
Apr 18 AfterShock Kansas City, KS
Apr 19 The Labyrinth Oklahoma City, OK
Apr 21 Launchpad Albuquerque, NM
Apr 23 The Flycatcher Tucson, AZ
Apr 24 Club Red Mesa, AZ
Apr 25 The Dive Bar Las Vegas, NV
Apr 26 House Of Blues San Diego, CA
Apr 29 DNA Lounge San Francisco, CA
Apr 30 Lost On Main Chico, CA
May 01 Fat Cat Music House And Lounge Modesto, CA