Painted Doll, the unlikely combination of Autopsy's Chris Reifert and comedian Dave Hill (also of Witch Taint), is neither comedy nor death metal. Instead, it's an open love letter to the psychedelic sounds of the 1960s and 1970s with a rock edge not unlike 13th Floor Elevators and Blue Oyster Cult. You can check out the duo's song "Hidden Hand" below" and read Hills' explanation on how the band came to be.
"Chris and I met when Autopsy played at the Housecore Horror Film Festival a couple years ago in San Antonio. We hit it off instantly and ended up seeing Goblin together later that night. We kept in touch and kept trading music we were into, mostly obscure psych stuff from the 60s and 70s, and hung out some more whenever I'd come to the Bay Area do comedy shows, which is where Chris first saw me play guitar. Eventually we decided to jam and would get together to play whenever I was in Los Angeles doing TV stuff. Neither of us live there, so it was a helluva commute for both of us to get to practice. Next thing I knew, we were talking about recording a 7-inch together, which quickly grew into an EP before we just said 'Fuck it!' and recorded a whole album in three days with Tom Beaujour at Nuthouse Recording in New Jersey. Now we're psyched that the album is coming out, we're playing a few shows in March with one of our favorite bands, Monster Magnet, and we're already gearing up to record album number two!"
Painted Doll is out February 16, and don't forget to catch 'em at a live show at one of the dates below.
March 27 Hank's Saloon, Brooklyn, NY
March 29 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (with Monster Magnet)
March 30 Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ (with Monster Magnet)
March 31 WFMU's Monty Hall, Jersey City, NJ
April 26 Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, CA
April 27 Tonic Lounge, Portland, OR
April 28 Highline, Seattle, WA