We’re honored to present the premiere of Dolfish’s new song “A Girl Named Ted” (listen below). The track is taken from Dolfish’s new album Foreclosure American Dreams, which is available for purchase here.
Dolfish (Max Sollisch) comments: “Inspired by Johnny Cash’s ‘A Boy Named Sue,’ I chose to write a modern day take addressing the issues of the transgender community, particularly the youth, whom we’re losing at devastating rates. All proceeds from the purchase of the song will be donated to the Trans Youth Equality Foundation.”
Dolfish’s 2012 debut I’d Rather Disappear Than Stay the Same brought acclaim from Paste, American Songwriter, SPIN, MOKB, Magnet, and the 405 among many others. It even topped Bob Nastanovich of Pavement’s “Best Of” list for Matador Records Blog prompting Max Sollisch and Bob Nastanovich to tour the UK together in April of 2013. He made fans of Saintseneca, Frontier Ruckus, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and Strand of Oaks, logged 120+ tour dates across 3 continents, all without the support of a booking agent. Appropriately, after years of grinding it out alone, and with the best batch of songs he’s ever penned, Sollisch will be self releasing his album.
Rather than picking up where he left off, Foreclosure American Dreams sheds Sollisch’s signature lo-fi approach for shimmery textures and hi-fi polish while keeping the lyrics and storytelling -Sollisch’ real talent – front and center.
Max Sollisch writes:
“This album takes place in North Collinwood, a gentrifying neighborhood of Cleveland, OH along the shores of Lake Erie. For these purposes, think of it as a sleepy inner-city beach town.
The characters in these songs are young and old, white and blue-collar alike, tied together only by their geography and the loss they each live with everyday. Some deal better than others. Some win. Some lose. But like a good Clevelanders, they keep moving forward.”
August 20 – Columbus, OH @ Kafe Kerouac
August 25 – Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch
August 27 – Chicago, IL @ Cafe Mustache