Brody Dalle to Mark Proper Solo Debut With ‘Diploid Love’
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We watched Brody Dalle kick the new millennium’s punk rock revival in the arse with three albums with The Distillers. She also served up some hooky riffage under the Spinnerette moniker in recent years—if you don’t remember, just check out “Ghetto Love” and “All Babes Are Wolves.”
Recently, Josh Homme’s (Queens of the Stone Age, of course) leading lady gave us a hint of what’s to come with the hypnotic indie-electronic juggernaut “Meet the Foetus/Oh the Joy,” featuring backing vocals from Garbage’s Shirley Manson and Warpaint singer/guitarist Emily Kokal.
Dalle’s fellow Spinnerette mate Alain Johannes (Arctic Monkeys, Mark Lanegan) co-produced Diploid Love, and it also features the likes of The Strokes’ Nick Valensi, Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman, among a handful of others.
Um, what exactly is a diploid? Well, it’s a cell or an organism consisting of two sets of chromosomes. Typically, one set is from the mother while the other is from the father. Makes sense, right? This collection of songs digs deep about all facets of life, and Dalle took her time perfecting it at her and Homme’s Pink Duck Studio and at Johannes’ own recording spot. “I’ve always had a hand in crafting how it’s going to sound and hearing it and trying to make that happen,” she said in a press statement. “But it’s the first time I’ve put my name on something for production.”