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New release: Plastic Dolls - Off The Bench (album)

Songs about Blues, Baseball and other Bitches

PLASTIC DOLLS is a brand new band with a life before. The life before: a punk-garage-blues band, starting as a duo (guitarboy, drumgirl) and ending up as a 7 piece band including a horn section. The Plastic Dolls released four very well received albums: 'Boys are worse than girls', 'Blindfolded', 'The morning lasts forever' and 'Where is the world?'. Singer-songwriter Hans Ter Burg performed solo for a while, in Dutch clubs but also in Texas and New York. And the band had some hiccups in different line ups.  

So what's brand new? THE Plastic Dolls is PLASTIC DOLLS now. Energy, songs and sounds, all brand new. Elaborate lyrics, unpolished music. PLASTIC DOLLS walk the raw side. This is not a band making a restart with old stuff! The EP Off The Benchcontains 6 songs about Blues, Baseball and other Bitches.

After first single The Runner, teaser I Don't Sing The Blues (Dobro version) and the latest single I Don't Sing The Blues (noisy band version), the PLASTIC DOLLS' EP Off The Bench is completed by 3 more songs: Pismo Boardwalk The Dolphin Cove Motel, Jimmy Dean's view, Pismo Beach, CA.  Where pelican clouds will come and rain and catch away the pain we felt no more. About loves lost without a cause. The Bench A country ballad. Baseball player's starting off the bench, his mind starts floating around the nine innings of his life. Of course the umpire is always wrong. Ferry Girl (Album focus single) Boy & girl are kissing goodbye, they take their time. The girl misses a few ferries but finally hops on. The boy is still waiting for her to come back. Ferries always return, but girls don't...

The splendid artwork, showing how all the separate singles and tracks fit together to form a baseball field, is by Goof Vermeulen.

Off The Bench has been recorded and produced by Hank Jonkers @Vondelpark Studio Amsterdam. Vocals, guitar, bass and drums: Hans Ter Burg. Guitar: Ben Hendriks. Except: I Don't Sing The Blues (Dobro version) and The Bench recorded by Louis Ter Burg @Nuts Studio in Amsterdam. Vocals, guitar and dobro: Hans Ter Burg.

Music and lyrics: Hans Ter Burg. Mastering by Thijs de Melker @TeeJay Studio.

Plastic Dolls is Ben Hendriks (guitar), Yana Liza Wattimena (bass, vocals) and Hans Ter Burg (guitar, vocals). Drums TBA, full live line-up in progress!

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