Whether in music, multimedia, or visual arts, Garrick and Chris have been chasing a muse of one form or another since meeting in junior high school in the mid-1980s. From seminal favorites of their formative years including David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Roxy Music, Einstürzende Neubauten, Kraftwerk, Public Image Limited, Ministry, and Duran Duran, through Wax Trax-era industrial, trans-Atlantic electronica, drum-n-bass, post-punk, post-post punk, and several iterations of ‘indie rock’, to current favorites such as The Faint, Interpol, Editors, Muse, Alpinestars, LCD Soundsystem, Ladytron, Fischerspooner, orchestral music, and Eastern-influenced artists like Niyaz, Silk Road Ensemble, Talvin Singh, Natacha Atlas, and Bollywood film soundtracks, a shared love of music and art that transcends easy boundaries of genre and medium has seen the duo through a number of years, lineup changes, and band names before being reincarnated as Doll Factory, joined by Jason Bazinet on drums and Mars Saxman on keyboards, at the end of the 1990s.
After releasing their Premonition E.P. in late 1999, Doll Factory signed to independent New York based label Neue Asthetik, a label known for releases from artists including Judith, The Shroud, Faith and the Muse, Das Ich, and more, releasing their debut full-length disc, Weightless, in early 2003. In 2006, shifts in the music industry – particularly the bankruptcy filing of Tower Records / Bayside, who had most of the existing stock of Weightless in hand at the time – would lead to the label closing its doors, and an amicable parting of ways with the band. Doll Factory is currently at work on their as-yet-untitled follow up release to be released on their own NPS Media/Narcissus imprint or a new label, and the already hard-to-find Weightless, as well as the original Premonition E.P., are now available through iTunes and other online music services.