First look: Dresden Dolls' Yes, Virginia

So. This thing showed up the other day. We are not ready to review it or anything. But it's worth noting that the Dolls did two sorta odd things: they made a "rock" record -- which is not easy to do without guitars of any kind -- and they also stuck to the piano/drums format. In other words, if you were expecting an album filled out with other instruments, you aren't getting it. Also, if you were looking for Brechtian punk-cabaret, you aren't getting that either. (We were gonna save this for when more people were reading, but what the hell: No, Virginia, there isn't a Santa Claus.)

On the upside: there are some good songs on this record. That always helps.

Our favorites thus far: the one that namechecks the Noise Board, which we'd guess is also the single. And the one called "First Orgasm," which if you've heard "Missed Me," you might assume is like some creepy song about a girl describing the first time some dude made her spooge: a coming-of-age story if you will (sorry). That's not what it is. It is, however, a really funny song about Amanda's wake-up routine -- the title being a reference to her "first orgasm of the morning," and an excuse to take double-entendre to the next level. Huzzah!

If we were into burning bridges we could leak this or something, but we don't play that. Plus, we assume Fluxblog or someone will chime in soon enough. In the meantime, here's the Dresden Dolls covering Queens of the Stone Age, via Copy, Right?

LISTEN: Dresden Dolls, "No One Knows" (mp3)

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