The Dandy Lion loves us some Sandpaper Dolls! Get you a lil bowl and add a cup of jazz, a pinch of blues, a dash of acapella, and a heap of charm... Suki Anderson, Amber Estes, and Rebecca Dennison mix it just right. Not to mention they represent independent unsigned artists and women entrepreneurs to boot.
They site their influences as "Sheila Chandra, the Andrews Sisters, Bjork, Tom Waits, the Beatles, Feist, Regina Spektor, The Bulgarian Woman's Choir, Walter Wanterly". Interests include "the near collision of three distinct notes, and chords that make the room vibrate".
They are definitely a sound you've never laid ears on- soul moving and memorizing. Classy and angelic the way Billy Holiday rang through, they send you back in time. Honest to goodness, a refreshing step away from the overload of redundant parroting out in the music realm.
Their cd "Live at 21c" is available for sale here at The Dandy Lion. $10. And now, take a listen for yourself!