Ever since the Whalers left Hartford 15 years go, Connecticut has served as little more than a paved-highway buffer zone that one is required to traverse when visiting New York City by car or bus. From first passing the Ruby Road exit on I-84 to that shit-clogged stretch of I-95 that slowly belches automobiles out of the Constitution State, the trip through Connecticut is a bizarre experience. New London’s THE SUICIDE DOLLS know these roads well, and their 2012 high-octane album Prayers in Parking Lots is a suitable suburban rallying cry for the noisy alt-rock they’ve been honing since 2002. The park-and-ride soundtrack jam on Prayers is “Shoo,” a swirling, droning, early-’90s guitar-charger that finds co-vocalist Michelle Montavon in a hypnotic state. Which state she’ll be in when the Dolls crash O’Brien’s Pub in Allston on Friday, July 20 for the Quiet Loudly record release show (a bill that also features Velah and New Hampshire's noisy garage rock upstarts the Migs) is anyone’s guess, but grab the “Shoo” MP3 in the meantime and get ur nutmeg on.
DOWNLOAD: The Suicide Dolls "Shoo" [mp3]