Loretta's Doll

Loretta’s Doll was created to fulfil a live gig commitment by a previous band called Mrs. Trumbull. Deciding to remain a unit, they put out a string of eclectic releases from 1992 to 2001. During that time they became the first American act to be signed to the anglocentric label/distributor World Serpent.

Their basic sound was a kind of "Experimental Gothic", jam-based songs rooted in themes of the alchemical, the absurd and the melancholy. While odd instrument choices such as glockenspiel, Chapman Stick, and "cheese-slicer guitar" gave them a reputation for using "medieval instruments", they used more electronics than many of their contemporaries in the New York City Gothic scene. 

The main players were Bryin Dall (Vocals, Samples, Guitars), Kevin Dunn (Acoustic & Electronic Drums), Scott Reiter (Synths and Engineering), and Kevin Wahlen (Chapman Stick, 8-string Bass and Synths). The original bassist was Sean Burns, with a brief stint by Brien Brannigan. In 1998, Dall's sometime collaborator Derek Rush joined on bass, additional synths, and production duties before the band recorded a final studio album.


WSCD 004 Loretta's Doll - XXI Degrees album art Loretta's Doll XXI Degrees(CD) World Serpent WSCD 004 UK 1994 Sell This Version
WSCD 008 Loretta's Doll - War Of The Worlds album art Loretta's Doll War Of The Worlds(CD) World Serpent WSCD 008 UK 1995 Sell This Version
WSCD 333 Loretta's Doll - Nocturnal Arcade album art Loretta's Doll Nocturnal Arcade(CD) World Serpent WSCD 333 UK 1998 Sell This Version
MPP991, WSCD 023 Loretta's Doll - Creeping Sideways album art Loretta's Doll Creeping Sideways(CD, Album) Middle Pillar Presents, World Serpent MPP991, WSCD 023 US 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

WSCDE007 Loretta's Doll - "The Chemical Theater" album art Loretta's Doll "The Chemical Theater"(CD, Maxi) World Serpent WSCDE007 UK 1993 Sell This Version
WSCDE 010 Loretta's Doll - World Of Tiers album art Loretta's Doll World Of Tiers(CD, Maxi) World Serpent WSCDE 010 UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Loretta's Doll - Halloween album art Loretta's Doll Halloween(7", Ltd, Ora) The Order Of The Suffering Clown none US 1996 Sell This Version