LA power punk trio The Dollyrots
are premiering their video for the song "Brand New Key," from their Blackheart Records debut Because I'm Awesome
today on WoozyFly.com
Sandwiched between The Dollyrots' snarky power-punk ditties about being awesome and having hot best friends is a fiery cover of the 1972 number one song "Brand New Key" by hippie folkstress Melanie
. A controversial song when released because of its alleged innuendoes, this revamped tune fits perfectly on The Dollyrots' sophomore album Because I'm Awesome
, and the video showcases the group's revved-up energy and lead singer/bassist Kelly Ogden's swaggering performance style.
Why cover "Brand New Key?" Says Kelly, "I discovered the song when I was young. My best friend's Dad had the coolest folk-rock record collection, and I was a growing girl looking for something, anything, to relate to and kind of latch on to. The stories, Woodstock, Greenwich Village, the clothes... so I became a young hippie living in Land O' Lakes, Florida. "Brand New Key" was my theme song in those days. All I know is that's the year I worked all summer and at the end, I bought an acoustic guitar. The song really makes me remember who I was and where I was at the time."
The Dollyrots wrap a September LA residency on Thursday, September 25, at The Viper Room in West Hollywood.
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