Notes on Unbusted and the Dresden Dolls
If you liked what we had to say about the BILLIONAIRES a couple of weeks back in “Cellars” and you’ve already worked your way through the band’s debut, then we have some good news for you: the album recorded in 2005 by UNBUSTED — the Martha’s Vineyard core of the Billionaires — has indeed seen the light of day. We got confirmation this week from Mark Kates of Fenway Recordings that, though he hasn’t released You Are Young as a proper CD, the Paul Kolderie–produced 14-track disc is available digitally from iTunes. There’s also a “new” Unbusted four-song EP for sale at the band’s MySpace site. . . . Those of you who are counting down the days till the May 20 release of No, Virginia . . . (Roadrunner) — the DRESDEN DOLLS’ 11-track collection of outtakes and rarities, with their version of the Psychedelic Furs’ “Pretty in Pink” as well as five new songs — may want to consider pre-ordering the disc. If you go to the Dolls’ Web site (www.dresdendolls.com), you can enter a contest to win that little toy piano Amanda Palmer plays in the “Coin-Operated Boy” video, as well as tickets to any of the Dolls’ headlining shows on their upcoming tour. None of those shows is in Boston, and you’ve gotta pay your own way. But Palmer will be back in Boston for a home-town show with the Boston Pops on June 19 at Symphony Hall. It’s part of the Pops “EdgeFest,” and tickets are bound to go fast.
: New England Music News
, Mark Kates, The Psychedelic Furs, Boston Pops Orchestra