ONE-EYED DOLL RAVED THE NEXT JOAN JETT!
Austin’s Hard Rock Trio Fronted By Wild Woman
Kimberly Freeman Is Rattling Cages and Brainpans
Letting Their Fans ‘Name Your Own Price’ To
Download Their Popular Album ‘Break’
Sporting a cowboy hat, ragged fairytale dress, striped long-leg tights and lace-up mega boots, One-Eyed Doll’s front woman Kimberly Freeman, is a wild-eyed presence even before she belts out a note. As soon as Freeman unleashes her voice on stage it’s combined by slashing, pulling and hammering on her guitar. Freeman’s on-stage persona is a mixed- up Strawberry Shortcake taking a wrong turn and ending up in Tim Burton’s infamous movie, “Nightmare Before Christmas,” creating the illusion of the unpredictable. That personality can be found throughout the band’s latest album, Break, which as with past releases, is innovatively offered to fans as a “name your price” to download the album for $10, $.50 or even free.
Named the #1 rock band in Austin, TX by Reverb Nation, One-Eyed Doll swept the SXSW Music Awards two years in a row (2009-2010) in numerous categories. The band has appeared in Guitar World magazine, toured nationally with their eye-popping and ear-bending performances, and has also found a devoted flock at major animation and comic conventions.
At One-Eyed Doll’s core is Freeman and drummer-producer Jason Rufuss Sewell, AKA “Junior.” The pair has worked together in the studio since 2006, Junior taking the drum throne in late 2009. Break follows two previous albums, Hole and Monster along with Freeman’s atmospheric Sleep.
Break’s lead track “Airplane Man” was inspired by a bodybuilder friend who had “wings” of his own. Freeman calls the catchy and rocking “Beautiful Freak,” a slice of candy-feel pop, like the music she often heard in China. The theme of murder as metaphor surfaces in two songs, “Murder Ballad” and “Murder Suicide,” while “Cinderblock” is a child abuse story about a young child with an alcoholic father. “New Orleans” comes from an unfortunate and horrifying incident of racial violence witnessed in the Big Easy and “Resurrection” is a tale of young love, death and hope that sadly never comes.
Recently the San Antonio Music Examiner gave Freeman the ultimate comment claiming,” Freeman quickly becoming Texas’ own Joan Jett.“