The Dresden Dolls
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The Dresden Dolls describe their act as “Brechtian punk cabaret,” and it fits. Dressed in period costumes and whiteface, the group romps around with Amanda Palmer leading the spectacle, singing and banging away at her piano with affected but effective abandon. After the success of their ridiculously catchy self-titled debut and startlingly impressive live performances, The Dresden Dolls made a surprise move to Roadrunner Records—known mostly for metal—for 2006’s sophomore album, Yes, Virginia. The Dolls have yet to release a follow-up, but Palmer’s solo debut, 2008’s Who Killed Amanda Palmer, stuck satisfyingly close to her group’s established style.