One-Eyed DollA couple of days ago I got a MySpace add request from Austin’s One-Eyed Doll, saying something to the effect of “Check out our music – you’ll like it. We’re intellectual.” There was a little ; ) emoticon thing following that line, so I took it as tongue-in-cheek. Which I think is how they meant it.
I checked out the music on their MySpace, then went to eMusic and downloaded their album, Monster. One-Eyed Doll calls themselves a “power-rock-duo,” which to me means sort of like the White Stripes. Except in this case, think reverse White Stripes: One-Eyed Doll is led by guitarist and singer Kimberly Freeman, with P.J. Evans, aka Number Three, on drums. One review noted that Kimberly “combines the rock-star bravado of a Jack White (or Jack Black) with the visual impact of a Japanese Anime.”
The music is lyrically dark, with songs about serial killers and bulimia and power chords that reminded me a bit of early Black Sabbath. This is all in contrast to Kimberly’s sweet sounding, at times almost little girlish, voice. Like she’s the kind of girl who would kick you in the crotch then giggle sweetly.
Monster is One-Eyed Doll’s second album; they released the disk in November last year. Their debut, Hole, came out January 2007. The band is currently working on a new disk, alongside Kimberly’s solo recordings.
Be My Friend.mp3
(Photo note: The above picture, taken by Daniel Upton, is titled “Full Lemmy,” which I thought was a great – and very appropriate – name.)