In this edition: 8th Grade Talent Show Relived SXSW Reviewed Road trips, Radio, Snowboots and Dress Shoes FAIR. Every year P.O.S and I visit the 8th graders at the FAIR school. It’s a remarkable place where young people beat the snot out of national averages and teachers all but eradicate the achievement gap. P.O.S and I talk about finding your … Read More
Blogging from SXSW is a little like trying to blog on horseback, while your steed bucks and rears in the throes of sever DTs. So I’ll keep it brief. I’m going on tour. I’ll head west in late April for my very first headlining run. This time around, I’ll be bringing the cast of live players with whom I perform … Read More
Most of Doomtree had some variety of respiratory infection for the past week. In the van at night, chesty coughs rose from every direction in the darkness. Lazerbeak (ever the optimist) was convinced that his rising fever was evidence that his body was beating the infection. Somehow this line of reasoning took hold, and as our conditions worsened, we became … Read More
Hello all, The book club is officially on. For those of you just joining in, the first title we’re reading is Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. So here’s what I’m thinking: Let’s read the chapters 1 through 8 by next Sunday, the 26th. We’ll read through the end of the book by the Sunday after that. I’ll be introducing a … Read More
Pre-order here: http://store.doomtree.net/product/legend-recognize-legend-lazerbeak And thanks. Dessa.
Doomtree is positively a-buzz with industry. Yesterday, while sitting in my mom’s car at the Mall of America, I got a call from Alex at Billboard. He called to inform me that Paper Tiger’s album made one of their charts. And we chatted! Because we have developed what can be fairly called ‘a friendly and informal rapport’! I will keep … Read More
Tomorrow is the last day to pre-order Paper Tiger’s full-length record, Made Like Us. As most of you already know, pre-orders are what allow little fish like Doomtree to swim in the big tank. Pre-orders help us convince decision-makers in the industry that we can, in fact, sell albums—even though our budgets don’t allow for shiny magazine ads or expensive … Read More
The satellite images show a lot of activity at Doomtree HQ this week. Paper Tiger has been working round the clock to finish a special Doomtree musical compilation for our art show at the Minnneapolis CO Gallery on the 26th of June. We’ll be presenting a decade of our own visual artwork and some selected pieces created by (pretty effing) … Read More