Tuesdays with Dessica

DoomtreeDessa, News

Every so often, and only in the cover of darkness, I like to sneak into Lazerbeak’s penthouse loft and take his blog. Just snatch it away. A week later I sneak in to return it to exactly the same spot. On some Gaslight shit.  No time for ninja braggadocio, however. Been a busy week. A mere seven days ago, Paper Tiger’s … Read More

Tykes tykin'. Fancy blogtown. German shnapschotz.

DoomtreeDessa, News

Dessa here, and with no time to waste. Doomtree is setting off for Chicago today to perform at Lollapalooza tomorrow. Further ado: I’ve announced a couple of benefit shows recently. I’m often reluctant to do benefit shows, not because i’m not cold-hearted (snaaake, look into his ey-eyes), but because I think they’re really hard to do well. That said, my … Read More

Dessa in Warsaw.

DoomtreeDessa, News

This is Bartek.  Bartek is a Polish visual artist who lives and works in Warsaw. We were connected by a friend of his (who I met while standing in line at the University of Minnesota’s commencement ceremony) seven weeks ago. Our emailed exchange went something like this: “When will you and Doomtree be in Europe again? Maybe we could work … Read More

Lipsticked.

DoomtreeDessa, News

As you may have surmised from the new images on the site, I’m involved in a rather unconventional release this fall. To my knowledge I am the very first member of the Doomtree collective with a metynomic shade of lipstick. (After learning that word, metynomic, I have waited years for the occasion to use it. And now, in the midst … Read More

Tuesdays with Lazerb–DESSICA!

DoomtreeDessa, Lazerbeak, News

What a dashing readership. Let me assure each and every one of you that you have made a wise and virtuous choice in deciding to read today’s blog. Your taste = effing impeccable.  Lazerbeak, who you may know as our newest Doomtree dad, hasn’t slept in like 6 days. On our hour-long conference call today, he made about 8 minutes … Read More

On the road again

DoomtreeDessa, News

Oil up the compass, and fish the sextant from the junk drawer; it’s time to hit the road. In just over a week, the band and I will set off on a little Midwest tour*. For the first time, we’ll be bringing Aby Wolf along; she’s an incredible singer and a major contributor to the set. With her singing harmony, … Read More

T minus 8.

DoomtreeDessa, News

In the realm of competitive blogging, Lazerbeak has seriously trounced the rest of us. Sundays are for Jesus; Tuesdays are for Lazerbeak. Nonetheless, I (Dessa) am dusting off the cobwebs, firing up the electric typewriter, and preparing to fax this blog entry to the home office. I’m 8 days away from my show at the O’Shaughnessy, which is my biggest … Read More

"Beacon" Listen + Lyrics

DoomtreeCecil Otter, Dessa, Doomtree, P.O.S, Paper Tiger, Sims

Raps: Dessa, P.O.S, Cecil Otter, Sims Beat: Cecil Otter DESSA I took it for a kiss, but it couldn’t have been, could it? / I see now what it is, we were just biting the same bullet / You called it in the air / it landed it on its edge / when the crowd gathers around / you turn … Read More