All Day. Erry Day.

DessaDessa, News, Video

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

Final Countdown

DessaDessa, News

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

Linking Up

DessaDessa, News

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

The Guthrie

DessaDessa, News

I’ve got a calendar full of red Xs indicating that the Cadence Hip Hop Series is almost upon us. This Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, I’ll be hosting a run of pretty effing cool performances at the Guthrie Theater. On May 5th, Maria Isa and M.anifest will perform. On My 6th, it’s Sims and Toki Wright. On May 7th, Matthew Santos … Read More

Feed Your Calendar

DessaDessa, News

Ok, let’s just have out with it. Lazerbeak is the only one of us with the temerity, discipline, and purity of character to blog on a regular basis. But, I’m determined to get my ass in gear and start contributing more regularly. Let’s start with some light fare: our schedule of upcoming shows. During my lap around the country with … Read More

Thank You

DessaDessa, News

Well, it’s the middle of the night, and my album is slated for official release tomorrow. My impulse is to write a long, lyrical ‘thank you’ note, but my other impulse is the pass the eff out. Splitting the difference: Hey Lazerbeak? Thanks. You and Ander have put so many hours into this thing. I owe you one, man. And … Read More