Tuesdays With Dessica

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Hello, assorted friends. This is Dessa, reporting by proxy for the esteemed Lazerbeak, whose weekly updates we all enjoy so thoroughly. Beak’s been burning the midnight oil in preparation for this weekend’s big show so I’m pinch hitting to allow him a few extra minutes of REM sleep today. He’s no doubt dreaming of a perfectly balanced spreadsheet that extends … Read More

STAR TRIBUNE COLORING CONTEST

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If you’ve picked up a copy of the Star Tribune today, you know the news already. We’re doing an effing coloring contest. The winners will score special tickets to the Doomtree Zoo, our big show at CHS Field on October 3rd. (Check out the full lineup HERE.) If you’re over 12, you can win a pair of BALLER PASSES (special … Read More

Dessa on tour Australia with Welcome To Night Vale — February 2016

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Tickets are moving pretty quickly! More shows added! A late show has been added in Melbourne, and the Brisbane and Auckland shows have moved to a larger venue. All tickets purchased for the Auckland show will be honored at the new venue, Skycity Theatre. Tickets still available for Adelaide, Perth and Auckland shows. Sign up for the Doomtree Records newsletter.

Tuesdays with Dessica

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[Taps mic] This thing on? Hey, Vinnie, can I get an AV guy in–Oh, hang on, there’s a switch. Ahem. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I, Dessa, am honored to formally convene this week’s blog. As you know, it’s rare for Monsieur Lazerbeak to take a day off, and it sometimes takes a little forceful persuasion to induce him to … Read More

Tuesdays with Dessica

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Our faithful friend Lazerbeak is taking the morning off (having cleared it, of course, through Doomtree’s HR department) and in his stead I’ll be reporting live from the field. Having descended the West Coast, we’re now turning inland, making our way towards Austin, Texas. There we’ll convene with thousands of other bands for the music-and-barbecue-super-fiasco of SXSW.  Some of us … Read More

Tuesdays with Dessica

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If we were to consult the framed Doomtree org chart on Lazerbeak’s wall, Blogger in Chief is at the very top of the hierarchy. (For the curious: Blogger > President > CEO > Viceroy > Eagle Scout > Rook > Feudal Serf.) And while Lazerbeak’s shoes are tough to fill, I have very large (yet still elegant) feet. Today the … Read More

The Final Hours

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All the clocks at the Doomtree HQ are chiming; it’s the 11th hour of our All Hands pre-order. If you’ve been with us for a minute, you know how these things go. If you’re new to the party, here’s the story: For labels like ours, pre-orders are crucial for two reasons. First: smaller businesses are a little more sensitive to … Read More

Ariel & The Boy Sopranos

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The confetti has settled; the champagne is cashed. Here at Doomtree’s underground headquarters and we’ve enjoyed a few days of R&R. Before our new record, All Hands, hits shelves and we hit the road, I’d like to share a quick glimpse into one of my favorite projects from last month. On the third night of our tenth and final Blowout, each member … Read More

Carrier Pigeon

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Ahem. (Taps mic.) I’m here today to proudly announce that I’ll be working with Lauren Neal. She’s the artist behind Carrier Pigeon, an independent jewelry studio in Northeast Minneapolis. What exactly will our partnership entail? Like most Doomtree initiatives, Lauren and I are just sort of making it up as we go, communicating primarily via late-night text message. I like … Read More

Tuesdays with Dessica

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First, let me assure you that Monsieur Lazerbeak is safe and making sounds: he’s on a music-writing retreat with a certain Mr. Ryan Olson. As you might imagine, Beak’s got a lot of work to do before the Twinz arrive—sort of a bucket list for expecting parents. So, kids, I’m afraid you’re stuck with me: the substitute teacher who shows … Read More