Dresden Dolls Hit

(Roadrunner) The Dresden Dolls are on fire. Their sophomore album Yes, Virginia is the #1 selling new release in the U.S. this week as the album debuts at #42 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart with 19,000 albums sold. It also charted in the Top 10 on the Top Alternative chart, #1 on the CORE Alternative chart and #2 on the Top Internet chart. Yes, Virginia, is the follow-up to the 2004, critically acclaimed self-titled debut, which slowly built from selling 275 copies first week to a total of over 100,000 copies sold in the U.S. alone. The Dresden Dolls just completed a successful run of special appearances in select markets throughout the US, including a much buzzed about show at Stubbs during SXSW in Austin, TX and a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The band will tour North America this summer as the special guests on the Panic! At the Disco Tour.

�YES, VIRGINIA is a sheer rock opera minus the bombastic guitars. It thrashes tempestuously from one emotional tenor to another, recalling in no small measure the grandiosity of glam-era Bowie and Queen, but is clearly informed by a post-punk sense of strident dynamics,� says SOMA Magazine. The album which has also received critical acclaim from Blender, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Seventeen.com, Stuff Magazine, Jane, Alternative Press, LA Times, Spin, The New Yorker and more, features the exceptional premiere single �Sing.� The track has been praised by the likes of OUTBURN Magazine, who said ��on the unexpectedly uplifting and inviting closer, �Sing,� Palmer proclaims �Life is no cabaret� acknowledging the Dresden Dolls� Vaudevillian appearance while simultaneously showing that underneath lies a pair of confident and ambitious musicians.�

The album was #1 most added and a top 10 record on the CMJ 200 and #1 on FMQB�s Alternative Chart. The single, �Sing� is getting stellar phone reaction at many Modern Rock stations among them KDLD (Los Angeles), WCYY (Portland), WFNX (Boston), WXRK (Cleveland), KRBZ (Kansas City), KEDJ (Phoenix), CD101 (Columbus), KROCK2 (NYC), WLIR (Long Island), WVGS (Las Vegas) and many, many more.

Additionally, the video for �Sing� which premiered on the MySpace.com homepage, has been receiving spins on MTV2, Fuse and MTVu.

The Dresden Dolls� singer/pianist/lyricist Amanda Palmer, who has been called �one of the most powerful and smartest songwriters in rock� by Seventeen.com and drummer Brian Viglione, whose drumming has been called �fearsome� by The New Yorker, are currently touring overseas but will hit the road with PANIC! AT THE DISCO on June 27th when the tour kicks off in Washington, D.C. The duo will also be playing Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN on June 17th and Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL on August 5th. The �Dolls live shows are the stuff of legend, drawing rave reviews worldwide and a recent cover of the touring magazine, Pollstar.

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