Doll 'The Ragdoll Diaries' (album stream)
Published Nov 08, 2011Female-fronted Ottawa rock band Doll are known for their '90s revival sound, and they'll be embracing that once again with their second album The Ragdoll Diaries. The album isn't due out until on November 18, but you can now listen to the group's follow-up to 2009's Inside the Dollhouse here at Exclaim.ca.
The four-piece are definitely reminiscent of the grunge era and have provided a concise four-word biography of the band: "Rock N' Fucking Roll."
According to a recent press release, the band's music is not without a message. Frontwoman Christina Kasper's lyrical voice acts as a "a call to all, to stand and believe in yourself, take action, to never be silent." The LP was recorded by Jason Jaknunas (Buried Inside, Souljazz Orchestra) and mastered by David Cain (Zeus, Big Jesus Truck).
The Ragdoll Diaries features the track "FMO," whose video was nominated for Music Video of the Year during the 2011 Ottawa Film Festival. The album's sound is rounded out by the "intensity of the drum and bass" and the group's musicianship is emphasized with layers of intricate guitar work, as well as some atmospheric soloing.
Having shared the stage with groups like the Creepshow, Die Mannequin and Danko Jones, Doll are ready to break through to the spotlight with The Ragdoll Diaries, and you can listen to the album now at Exclaim.ca before it hits shelves on November 18 via Grunge Never Died, You Did! Records.