The vinyl and cassette reissue of Yowler's fantastic debut "The Offer" is available now :)
The reissue includes two bonus tracks, including "Go", on which NPR expressed "no matter the depth of the loneliness in Jones' lyrics, Yowler's songs exert a kind of empathetic, magnetic pull. She might be alone, but she makes you feel alone right there with her."
Pitchfork said about "The Offer" - "The album is a deep, sad comfort, more complex than it first appears, like a pond frozen over and still writhing with life."
Yowler is currently in the studio working on the follow up to "The Offer", keep an eye out for updates in the new year ;)
Today we are extremely excited and privileged to announce that Seattle's Great Grandpa will be joining the DDW family! NPR debuted "Teen Challenge", the first single of the bands fantastic new album, Plastic Cough, and wrote:
"Teen Challenge meanders on a well-defined course of the band's curation: opening with a '90s slacker-rock chord progression; growing into moments of grungy noise; unraveling into poppy, palm-muted riffs; building and faltering; exploding and nearing silence with surprising precision. "Teen Challenge" doesn't sound like a band's first attempt — musically, it exudes a maturation not always associated with adolescence — but the concept comes to fruition in the song's lyricism."
Plastic Cough will be released on LP, CD, and Cassette via Double Double Whammy on July 7th 2017. Preorder the record here :) - http://bit.ly/2qeCxga
The band will also be joining Rozwell Kid for a full US tour throughout July and August, those dates below:
7/6 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's *
7/7 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar *
7/8 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen *
7/10 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry *
7/12 - Denver, CO @ Moon Room *
7/14 - Missoula, MT @ Ole Beck VFW *
7/15 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
7/16 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
7/18 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill *
7/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat *
7/21 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
7/22 - Phoenix , AZ @ The Rebel Lounge *
7/23 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *
7/25 - Austin, TX @ Sidewinder *
7/26 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
7/28 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub *
7/29 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) *
7/30 - Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle (Back Room) *
8/1 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd *
8/2 - Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits *
8/4 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right *
8/5 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East (Upstairs) *
8/6 - Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space *
8/8 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls *
8/9 - Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness *
8/10 - Nashville, TN @ The End *
A bit more about Great Grandpa:
Great Grandpa began in Seattle in 2014 when guitarist & vocalist Patrick Goodwin recruited bassist Carrie Miller, drummer Cam LaFlam, and vocalist Alex Menne to form a humble rock band. Inspired by the pop-sensible alternative rock of the 90's, and offset by a mutual love for noise and math rock, the group set forth to write and record their first EP.
During recording, guitarist Dylan Hanwright joined the group, solidifying the lineup. Great Grandpa began performing in the Seattle area in late 2014, frequenting the city's DIY venues. In March of 2015, their debut EP Can Opener was released on Broken World Media. The EP was met with considerable praise, and has been described as "warm, slightly off-kilter grunge pop", and "knotty, twisted, and warm rock music that's as melodically satisfying as it is, at times, confounding."
Great Grandpa began writing their debut LP soon after, and found themselves touring the western US and performing extensively in the Seattle area. Written in 2015 and 2016, Great Grandpa's debut LP Plastic Cough continues to explore the sonic territory visited in Can Opener, exhibiting infectious melodies across a range of backdrops, from quiet bedroom-pop to explosive, anthemic rock. Plastic Cough is out July 7th via Double Double Whammy.
Hello! Wow, been very impatiently waiting a long time to talk about this one…
Really excited today to announce that Cende will be joining the Double Double Whammy family, and will be releasing their incredible debut LP, #1 Hit Single, on May 26th 2017. Stream the first single, "Bed", over at The Fader today! This one gets four out of four hot peppers. Preorder the LP, CD, Cassette, or digital - smarturl.it/Cende_1HitSingle
All preorders for the next full week will instantly get a download of "Bed" and Cende's 2016 self-titled EP.
Cende will be touring the US this Spring, keep your eyes peeled for those dates in the coming weeks :)
Super excited today to share Hovvdy's new music video for "Problem", off their album Taster. Check out the premiere over at The Fader, and pre-order the remastered reissue of Taster, out on DDW April 28th 2017.
The band will be touring this spring, including dates with Pinegrove and Fog Lake.
4.14 - austin, tx @ hotel vegas
4.15 - dallas, tx @ good records (afternoon)
4.15 - dallas, tx @ snail shack
4.16 - denton, tx @ yellow sub
4.18 - oxford, ms @ rose room
4.19 - st louis, mo @ the nest
4.20 - bloomington, in @ uel zing
4.21 - chicago, il @ gman
4.22 - grand rapids, mi @ witch house
4.23 - toronto, on @ smiling buddha ^
4.24 - montreal, qc @ bar le ritz pdb ^
4.25 - bard college @ the root cellar
4.26 - boston, ma @ the sinclair *
4.27 - new york, ny @ bowery ballroom *
4.28 - philadelphia, pa @ first unitarian church *
4.29 - washington, dc @ rock & roll hotel *
4.30 - brooklyn, ny @ music hall of williamsburg *
5.1 - richmond, va @ underground orchard
5.2 - atlanta, ga @ murmur
* with Pinegrove
^ with Fog Lake