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Free Cake for Every Creature and Sean Henry Announce New Albums

The Bluest Star


"Around You" is the first single from The Bluest Star — the upcoming full-length album to be released on LP, cassette, and digital on August 3rd, 2018.

"Bennett, in particular, is adept at shaping her whispered vocals into understated wonders, turning into a guitar's whammy bar when she sings the song's most romantic line, 'The light just wants to hang around you.'" NPR


Listen on:

Spotify

Apple Music

Youtube



Preorder:

Cyan in clear vinyl (limited to 150!)

Easter yellow vinyl

Black cassette

Yellow "Tree" T-shirt


Pretty Good / Moving Songs Reissue


We're also reissuing Free Cake For Every Creature's two releases "Pretty Good" and "Moving Songs" on one handy cassette!



You can easily bundle the Pretty Good / Moving Songs cassette with and other Free Cake For Every Creature merchandise :-)


Watch "The Ants" — Sean Henry's Haunting New Video



Last week we released Sean Henry's incredible new single "The Ants" off the upcoming full-length Fink, which is available for preorder on cassette and digital.

"Henry sings in tense, foreboding tones of killing the vermin that give the track its title, whispering with an startling self-possession as the song swells around him." —Noisey

Listen on:

Spotify

Apple Music

Youtube


Fink Preorders




Preorder:

Limited Edition White Cassette (/250!)



Welcoming GABI to the DDW Family


Photo by Brian Vu

"A vision of music as free-flowing as air... It's so beautiful it's almost frightening." -Pitchfork

We are thrilled to announce that GABI has joined the DDW family, and we'll be releasing her much anticipated sophomore album this year. You can catch her at our Northside Festival showcase on June 9th as well as an Opera Residency at Roulette on May 31st. Find details for those shows and learn more about GABI below:

GABI (née Gabrielle Herbst) is a composer and vocalist residing in Brooklyn. Herbst’s experience writing for chamber orchestra and mixed instrumentation inspired her to develop a repertoire of short-form, vocal-centric compositions under the moniker GABI. These were driven by solitary explorations in early 2013 with a dual-track loop pedal. The nine songs composed for her debut album, Sympathy (produced by Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) and released on Software Recording Co), embrace the vast potential of the human voice as instrument, story, and landscape. In 2015 she toured Sympathy in Europe and North America - highlighted performances were David Byrne’s Meltdown, Pop Kultur, the Andy Warhol Museum, The Great Escape, Marfa Myths, SXSW, and a series at Roulette curated by Meredith Monk. She is a current Artist-in-Residence at Roulette which, with the Jerome Foundation, commissioned her to compose her second opera, Ashes. She will be studying composition at the Yale School Music in the Master of Music degree program starting in fall 2018. GABI’s anticipated sophomore full-length will be released on Double Double Whammy.

Herbst has premiered her compositions at Roulette, The Stone, Cabinet Magazine’s Exhibition Space, Issue Project Room, HERE Arts Center and National Sawdust. Recipient of the 2011 Artist Residency at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center in partnership with New York Theater Workshop, Herbst received commissions from Roulette and the Jerome Foundation, Sugar Vendil and the Nouveau Classical Project, Duo Noir, Fresh Squeezed Opera Company, and Experiments in Opera at Issue Project Room. She is a 2012 Con Edison Composer-in-Residence through Exploring the Metropolis, Inc. as well as a 2013 Composer-in-Residence at Atlantic Center for the Arts. As a featured vocalist she has performed with Valgeir Sigursson, Missy Mazzoli and in Marina Rosenfeld’s Teenage Lontano in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and has recorded for Zeena Parkins, Elliott Sharp, Holy Other, Lapalux, and Steve Hauschildt. She has studied composition with Joan Tower, Martin Bresnick, Marina Rosenfeld and Zeena Parkins, voice with Ilka LoMonaco, and clarinet with David Krakauer. Herbst’s formal training began at an early age, studying Balinese dance and gamelan in Indonesia while learning both the clarinet and piano. She continued her training at Bard College where she studied voice and composition. Her work has been showcased at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, as well as Roulette, who in 2014 commissioned and premiered her first opera, Bodiless.


Northside Festival Showcase




GABI will be performing at the Double Double Whammy / GRLMIC / Terrorbird Media showcase accompanied by Marilu Donovan on harp and Mara Meyer on bass clarinet.


Opera Residency at Roulette


GABI will be performing as Gabrielle Herbst at Roulette for an opera residency. More info about the opera and arrangement can be found here.


We'll leave you with this incredible track "Fleece" from GABI's first full length "Sympathy"



Hatchie releases "Sugar & Spice" video, EP out May 25

Indulge yourself in Hatchie's sweet new video for "Sugar & Spice", the title track off their forthcoming EP.


"[Hatchie] revels in a billowy backdrop of fuzzed-out guitar, her self-assuredness bolstered by peppy backing vocals." -Pitchfork

"Basically a perfect radio-friendly indie-pop song — if radio stations were still playing perfect indie-pop songs like this — it matches its spangly guitar shimmer with vocal harmonies that sound almost like the late Dolores O’Riordan at her sweetest." -Stereogum

Sugar & Spice will be released on May 25th and you can preorder it right now!



DDW + Polyvinyl Join Forces!

DDW + Polyvinyl Join Forces!


Today is super special, as we finally get to share our new partnership with Polyvinyl Record Co, a label whose history and ethos very closely align with those of Double Double Whammy. Through this partnership, Polyvinyl will be providing distribution, accounting, webstore fulfillment, and other shared services, while we continue to operate autonomously, signing the artists and releasing the music we deeply care for.



You can expect a number of cool things in the future from this partnership, in fact we've already got one for ya ;-)



DDW / Polyvinyl SXSW Showcase





Lomelda, Hatchie, and Hovvdy will be kicking off this stacked SXSW showcase. Come celebrate with all of us and stay tuned for the special guest announcement.



We're so excited for what 2018 has in store for DDW/Polyvinyl and we can't wait to have you along for the ride. <3