The band has often closed live sets with "Starting Over Again" while touring in both the US and UK throughout the past year. Utilizing birth and rebirth lyrical imagery ("Picking up after it's over/Shrapnel confetti soldiers/We've given all we've got," and "The buildings fall/Emergency calls/Doesn't matter starting over again"), the video evokes both despair and strength with flashes of explosions, time-lapse decay and actual birth interwoven with the band's frenetic performance. Live footage was filmed by videographer Will Von Bolton in the band's East Los Angeles rehearsal studio and edited with additional footage by Bay Area-based director Andrew Hooper.
The upcoming album is the follow-up to 2012's eponymous LP, which followed two albums on Joan Jett's Blackheart Records and a 2004 debut through Lookout/Panic Button Records. The Dollyrots was similarly crowd-sourced through Kickstarter and released in September 2012 on the band's own Arrested Youth label with distribution through Sony/RED. "After such an amazing experience going independent and putting together our last record directly with our fans we wouldn't have it any other way this time around", says singer/bassist Kelly Ogden. "The next one is shaping up closer to our roots, a ton like our first album Eat My Heart Out, a mix of 60's Girl Group melodies in a straight up pop punk style".
New tracks are currently being tracked both at the band's home studio and at Wishbone (North Hollywood, CA) with John Fields (Jimmy Eat World, Andrew WK, Miley Cyrus) at the helm. Stacy Jones (American Hi-Fi, Letters To Cleo, Veruca Salt) will be featured on drums and Paul D. Hager (Har Mar Superstar, Katy Perry) is on board to mix.
Also on the horizon for The Dollyrots is impending parenthood. Kelly (vox & bass) and Luis (guitar) recently announced that they are expecting their first child at the end of November, who they and their fans have taken to calling "The Dollytot".