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Billy And Dolly Share Second Track And Video "Bobby" Off Upcoming Album Five Suns Is Out June 8, 2018





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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) When Billy & Dolly started work on Five Suns, their third album, they had three main items on their agenda: loud guitars, dirty keyboards, and the end of the world. Today, they share the second track and music video "Bobby" off their upcoming album via Surviving the Golden Age.

San Francisco duo Bill Rousseau and Dahlia Gallin Ramirez first broke through in 2004 with their heavy, Moog-centric outfit, The Monolith. After five good years, The Monolith called it quits, but the duo stayed together, went into songwriting hibernation in Dolly's basement, and reemerged as Billy & Dolly, recording two albums, and sharing the stage with the likes of The Apples in Stereo, Dr. Dog, and Corin Tucker.

To hear them perform as a duo, with Rousseau on acoustic guitar and Ramirez on Wurlitzer electric piano, is to hear their gift for vocal melodies and beautiful arrangements. But to hear them play a loud, sweaty show with drummer Elliott Kiger and bassist Charley Hine is to understand them in their element. This element is fully captured on Five Suns and its 12 tracks about — among other things — post-apocalyptic love, galactic desertion, and Jane Eyre.

Recording at Oakland's New, Improved Recording with long time collaborator Jay Pellicci (Deerhoof, Sleater Kinney, The Dodos) they trusted their instincts and shirked computers in favor of tape. On tracks like "Setting Sun" and "Marooned," they pulled out studio tricks from the 1970s playbooks of Iommi and Page to give Billy & Dolly's exquisite compositions bursts of near Black Sabbath levels to contrast the sweetness of the pair's vocals.

The keyboards get turned up, too. Ramirez's Wurlitzer drives several tracks in its natural state, but also pays its rent as a hairy double guitar and a rangy, distorted organ. The year before recording the album, Ramirez pulled out a Moog Opus-3 that had been sitting in her closet since the end of The Monolith, inspiring the haunting "Bobby" and the future-nostalgic, Roxy Music-tinted "Next Invasion."

But the stars of every song on Five Suns are the vocal melodies. Ramirez and Rousseau take turns at the mic, backing up one another's distinctive voices and blending them with the kind of harmonic ease that usually only happens with siblings.
Track listing:

Sunlight From Another Life
Bobby
Setting Sun
Please
Everything Is Off
Want It
Marooned
Just Wrong
Lost Your Aim
Next Invasion
Archies
Can't Stay Calm

Tour dates:
Date City Venue
06/08 Portland, OR Turn, Turn, Turn *
06/14 San Francisco, CA Elbo Room % (record release party)
= with The Minders % = w/ Sarah Bethe Nelson and Shy Boys






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