It’s only fitting that an artist with a record called Vinyl Child releases their music on vinyl. This year, that becomes a reality for Dirty Dollhouse, the retro-pop project of Bucks County’s Chelsea Mitchell; a singer, songwriter, and record store proprietor.
Though the band took a bit of a pause when Mitchell took over ownership at Newtown Book and Record Exchange, they’ve remained active on the live scene. Last month they opened for Bowen Young at World Cafe Live, and in March they appeared at Ardmore Music Hall to help fundraise for local promoter Derek Dorsey’s medical bills. But this week brings news that Dirty Dollhouse’s two most recent releases — Queen Coyote, released in 2020, and the aforementioned Vinyl Child, from 2017 — are being picked up by the North American reissue label Renaissance Records for a combined release. The label is known for resurfacing vinyl and CD editions of classics from across the years by artists like Pentangle, Claire Hamill, Split Enz and more.
Their CD edition of Vinyl Child / Queen Coyote is available now; keep an eye on Dirty Dollhouse’s IG and Renaissance’s website for vinyl preorder details, which should be announced soon. Mitchell tells us she’s psyched for her music to be out there once again in physical form, and furthermore, that new music is on the way soon.