Tuesdays with Dessica

DessaDessa, Doomtree, News

[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

DessaDessa, Doomtree, News, Tour

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

DessaDessa, Doomtree, News

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

DessaDessa, Doomtree, News

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

DessaDessa, Doomtree, News

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

THE LAST DOOMTREE BLOWOUT EVER!!!!!!!!!

LazerbeakCecil Otter, Dessa, Doomtree, Lazerbeak, Mike Mictlan, News, P.O.S, Paper Tiger, Sims

ASTRONOMICALLY HUGE NEWS DAY: Yes, you read the heading correctly. This December will mark the tenth and final Doomtree Blowout.  Before the rumors ever have a chance of flying around, let’s make one thing clear: This in no way marks the end of Doomtree. When we all met up earlier this year to start planning the big Blowout X, we … Read More

Carrier Pigeon

DessaDessa, News

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

Castor, The Twin LP Available Now!

LazerbeakDessa, Lazerbeak, News

Yesterday we celebrated Record Store Day in a big way by releasing a limited initial run of Dessa’s Castor, The Twin album on vinyl for the first time ever. Knowing that not everyone would have the opportunity to pick it up at their local shop, we decided to hold on to 180 copies for ourselves and make them available on the Doomtree … Read More