[(l-r) Jody Porter, Kelly Buchanan, photo credit to Jennifer Strader]
Dimestore Dolls has released “You Are The Fix”, a track co-written with their mutual friend, the late Fountains of Wayne bassist and songwriter Adam Schlesinger, prior to his passing in 2020 due to complications from COVID-19. The surviving members of Fountains of Wayne also contributed to the song that celebrates bandmate Jody Porter.
Lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Chris Collingwood and drummer Brian Young provide guest vocals and the song’s subject, Jody Porter, plays lead guitar as well as lending vocals. The song also received a stop-motion animated music video created by Stefano Bertelli/Seen Film (Counting Crows, Barenaked Ladies) and includes live performance footage from Dimestore Dolls and Fountains of Wayne, along with personal photos of Buchanan and Porter.
“You Are The Fix” is also the lead single from Dimestore Dolls’ debut album, Wooly Mamas, due out July 22nd. The album marks Buchanan’s return to music after she suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2008 while playing street hockey.
Based out of Lancaster, PA, Dimestore Dolls features Kelly Buchanan (lead vocals, lead & rhythm guitar), Christy Engel (drums), Scott Frenchek (bass/keyboards/vocals), Jeanette Stillman (vocals), Mollie Swartz (vocals), and Chris Whalen (rhythm guitar/vocals). They will perform a hometown record release show on Saturday, July 23 at Tellus 360 followed by additional stops throughout the weekend in NYC and Boston.
Full dates are as follows:
7/23 – Lancaster, PA – Tellus 360
7/28 – New York, NY – The Bowery Electric
7/29 – Somerville, MA – The Burren