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Free Cake for Every Creature Play Final Shows

It's true — Free Cake for Every Creature will play their final two shows in New York and Philadelphia this May. It’s been an honor and a pleasure to work with Free Cake for so many years and on so many great releases. Their catalog will forever be DDW classics in our hearts :”)

Read a note from Katie and keep up with her future art on her instagram.


Free Cake for Every Creature on their first tour


Dear friends, I’ve decided to end “free cake for every creature,” in goodwill & and gratitude for everything the project has given me. Both my pride in “The Bluest Star” & our recent European tour have beyond exceeded any hope or expectations I had for the band & it just feels right to end now, on a high note. I hope you’ll join us for our final two shows in NY & Philly (more info below). If you're in the midwest, we're also playing The Flyover Fest May 11 in Columbus.

I’m eager to move on to other projects, but playing with free cake was the best way I could have spent half my 20’s. I’ve learned so much about how I want to be as an artist and person, gotten to see a lot of our country and the world, and found my community among the smartest and weirdest creatures in the universe. Thank you so much for being part of it <3

You can keep updated with me over on instagram (@katiepbennett) for now. I'm slowly working on more music & longform writing projects. From Diane di Prima: “Looking at the sky, I know I will be a poet, and knowing that know what I will lose. Have only the dimmest sense of what I will gain. What I step into now. What might be mine. Embrace this new thing, my will.


Final Shows



5/11/19 - Columbus, OH - The Flyover Fest
5/30/19 - Queens, NY - Trans Pecos (w/ Yours Are The Only Ears & 2nd Grade)
5/31/2019 - Philadelphia, PA - Everybody Hits (w/ Remember Sports & Amy O)

Gemma "Feeling's Not A Tempo" Out May 31 — Listen to "Only One"


Listen to the lead single "Only One" from Gemma's forthcoming full-length — "Feeling's Not A Tempo" out May 31st, 2019.

"The track emanates glittering synths but also features some sharp percussion and sticky bass licks underscoring Douglass’ unimpeachable vocals." —Stereogum

Here's Gemma's take on the track:

“I wanted to express a bold and confident narrative from a woman’s perspective, essentially telling someone to leave their comfort zone and give more,” Felicia Douglass says of “Only One.” “There’s a thread of surrendering to dream scenarios across the album, escaping your reality for just a second to get by.”

For Erik Gundel, the lead single is "about the butterflies you get in your stomach when contact with someone first shifts into the romantic and how you need to remind yourself to be open to those experiences,” he says


Listen on:

Spotify
Apple Music
Bandcamp
Youtube


Feeling's Not A Tempo Preorders

All preorders are automatically entered in the running to receive a free Feeling's Not A Tempo test press!


Bone + Baby Pink Vinyl (/150)

Electric Blue Vinyl

"Sundae" T-shirt

LP + T-shirt Bundle

CD

Cassette



Surprise! Lomelda "M for Empathy" Out Now!


1. Talk
2. Bust
3. Bunk
4. M for Magic
5. M for Mush
6. Tell
7. So Bad 1, Girl
8. Slide
9. So Bad 2, Care
10. M for Me
11. Watering


What is 'M for Empathy'?

My new album ’M for Empathy' is mostly things said or shoulda said.

Much of it, and it's just a lil of all that’s coming, came to me, or

outta me, outta a deepening silence. Something you can hear a lot of.

It made a way for me to say many things that were necessary to voice.

It also let me not say and just sing as much as I wanted, which is

important too. Making peace with the word in me, just a lil, all my

might.

xo, Hannah


"M for Empathy" is available everywhere Friday, March 1st.

Listen on your preferred streaming service:

smarturl.it/MforEmpathy


Tour Dates



3/1/2019 | Columbia, MO | True/False Film Festival

3/2/2019 | Columbia, MO | True/False Film Festival

3/3/2019 | Columbia, MO | True/False Film Festival

4/20/2019 | San Diego, CA | Irenic (w/ Big Thief)

5/5/2019 | Brooklyn, NY | Elsewhere (w/ Big Thief)


Hatchie "Without A Blush" — Full-length album Keepsake out 6/21

Since the 2018 EP Sugar & Spice, the world has been waiting on a full-length album from Hatchie. Well, it's coming, and we're so pumped to share new music with you.

Watch the official music video for "Without A Blush" — the first single from Keepsake. "Without A Blush" is an encapsulating introduction to the new chapter of Hatchie, full of textured industrial pop sounds and dizzying rhythms, but not without the light, airy melodies to carry you through.

Keepsake will be released on June 21, 2018.




Listen on:

Spotify

Apple Music

Bandcamp

Youtube


Keepsake


Be one of the first 50 to preorder Keepsake and receive a FREE Hatchie Hotel keychain.
The Limited Edition Glow In The Dark Blue Vinyl is limited to 200. Act fast!


US Spring Tour with Girlpool


Tickets are on sale now.


Welcoming Gemma to Double Double Whammy

Photo by Marcus Maddox


Introducing: Gemma

Beyond excited to share that Gemma will join the DDW family this year. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Gemma is the experimental pop project of Felicia Douglass (Ava Luna, Dirty Projectors) and producer Erik Gundel. The two released a full-length album "As Ever" in 2015 and will return with their fantastic follow-up album in 2019 via Double Double Whammy.

Watch a short teaser below:


If you want to get to know Gemma a little more — check out the title track from "As Ever" below, which The New York Times regarded as "...a silky, poppy new project with plenty of open space, mid-'80s R&B hooks and gently skittering beats."


Gemma will also be playing at Mercury Lounge in NYC on March 12th — tickets for that show are here: http://bit.ly/2DGaVZw

Stay tuned for more in the next few weeks <3


Follow Gemma:

Bandcamp | Spotify | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook


Sean Henry "Fink" Out Now, Release Tour to Follow


Today we finally share this gem with you! Sean Henry's new full-length album is stacked with unique tracks that stay with you and we keep it on heavy rotation.

"Fink’s greatest strength is its composition. Every ounce of the piercing melodies is never wasted. Each piece drops into place as you’d expect it to." -Post-Trash

Listen on:

Spotify

Apple Music

Youtube


Fink Cassettes


Limited Edition White Cassette (/250!)


Fink Release Tour


Sean Henry is also hitting the road to celebrate the release of "Fink" — find all details over at our tour page.


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


Hatchie Signs to Double Double Whammy!




We are so excited to announce that Hatchie has joined the DDW family :')
Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, the band will be playing their first ever US shows in March, as well as a lengthy Australian + UK tour. All dates + details below!

Catch up with these two incredible singles from Hatchie, "Sure" + "Try"


"Sure"



"Try"



About Hatchie:
Hatchie is the world of Harriette Pilbeam. Having played in other Australian bands, Hatchie is Pilbeam's first foray into solo territory, something she seems undaunted by. "I feel like I'm only just beginning to really assert myself in the world and the Hatchie project has forced me to reassess and make so many positive changes," she says. "When I look back on this period of time, I think I'll see Hatchie as a huge evolutionary force in my life."

The instinctual pop nous is undoubtedly on full display in "Sure," but like all of Hatchie's music, the track trades in shade as well as light. It's at once accessible yet cerebral, walking a line between instant ear worm and something deeper and more oblique. It continues the story that began with pop gem "Try;" a runaway success at home in Australia, which also won Hatchie a fan in Cocteau Twins' Robin Guthrie. "It's pretty weird being social media friends with one of your heroes" laughs Pilbeam.

Recent Press:
"Hazy and misty, but with pop-rooted forward momentum; the glistening guitars and synthesizers, along with Pilbeam's ethereal vocal delivery, evoke (apt) Cocteau Twins comparisons." - NPR

"Transfixing and genuinely catchy - like, turn-of-the-century radio pop catchy." - The FADER

"Shoegazey with a dream pop edge... Somewhere between Cocteau Twins and Sky Ferreira." - Noisey


Tour Dates:

US
2/12–18 / Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/19 / Los Angeles, CA @ School Night

AU
17 Feb / Mountain Goat Valley Crawl / Brisbane, QLD
23 Feb / The Tivoli / Brisbane, QLD SOLD OUT
24 Feb / The Zoo (U18) / Brisbane, QLD
25 Feb / The Tivoli / Brisbane, QLD
1 Mar / The Gov / Adelaide, SA
2 Mar / The Forum / Melbourne, VIC
4 Mar / Badlands Carpark / Perth, WA
9 Mar / Enmore Theatre / Sydney, NSW
*With Ball Park Music

UK
5 May / Live At Leeds / Leeds
5 May / Sound City Festival / Liverpool
6 May / Sounds of the Other City / Manchester
10 May / Shacklewell Arms / London
16 May / The Social / London
17 May – 19 May / The Great Escape / Brighton
23 May / Sebright Arms / London


Follow Hatchie on social media and stay tuned for some new music very soon ;-)

Twitter | Facebook | Instagram


Lomelda has joined the DDW Fam!


Today we're so excited to announce that Lomelda will be joining the DDW family. :) The band has also announced today that they'll be joining Pinegrove and Florist on a US tour this fall (dates below). Keep an ear to the ground for new music from Lomelda in the coming weeks, and until then check out and enjoy this past release from the band -youtu.be/3Iw8kNyOJyU

Hannah Read has written and performed as Lomelda for most of her musical life. The project has been her outlet from the slow, shaggy days in her east Texas hometown of Silsbee, through moves to Waco and Austin, and into her wandering present. Her music is textural and spacious. Her words are suggestive snapshots of loosely knitted observations, depicting quiet moments between friends and lovers and half-remembered celestial occurrences. In her songs, the memory of the past and glimpses of future stretch out on either side of you, and the present is unsteady and always shifting.

*all dates with Pinegrove and Florist

9/20 Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot
9/21 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
9/22 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
9/23 Kalamazoo, MI @ Audiotree Music Festival
9/24 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
9/26 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
9/27 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street - OKC
9/28 Houston, TX @ Walter's Downtown
9/29 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
9/30 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
10/2 El Paso, TX @ The Perch at Tricky Falls
10/3 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
10/5 Los Angeles, CA @ EchoPlex
10/6 San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
10/7 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
10/10 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst - Atrium
10/11 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
10/12 Reno, NV @ The Holland Project
10/14 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
10/16 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s
10/17 Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag Records
10/18 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
10/19 Minneapolis, MN@ 7th St Entry
10/20 Milwaukee, WI @ The Back Room @ Collectivo on Prospect


Yowler "The Offer" reissue, out now!

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 ;)



Great Grandpa sign to DDW / Premiere "Teen Challenge" / Touring US

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.


​Cende announce debut record, premiere "Bed"

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 :)



Hovvdy premieres "Problem" music video, announces tour

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


Hovvdy Signs With DDW // Reissuing "Taster" + Touring in the Spring


Ecstatic to announce today that Hovvdy will be joining the Double Double Whammy Family! Hovvdy released their debut album "Taster" in spring of 2016, and it's a pleasure to share that DDW will be reissuing the remastered record on Vinyl, CD, and Cassette, on April 14th, 2017. The band is hard at work recording their follow up to "Taster", but will be taking a break in the Spring to hit with road, including dates supporting Pinegrove in the Northeast! Peep the dates and learn more about Hovvdy below. Visit the "Taster" item page to be notified when the album is available to order! :) have a blessed day *_*


Hovvdy tour dates with Pinegrove ~~

4/26/17 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

4/27/17 New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom (Sold Out)

4/28/17 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church

4/29/17 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel

4/30/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg


Coming from Austin Texas, Hovvdy is the writing and recording project of Charlie Martin and Will Taylor. The two of them, both primarily drummers, first met in the fall of 2014, and quickly bonded over ramen and a love for quiet music. Just a few weeks later, they had combined songs, and recorded their first ep in each others bedrooms and family homes across Texas. Encouraged by positive reactions to their songs on bandcamp, the two committed to each others growth in songwriting and recording, resulting in their 2016 debut album “Taster". The duo have found a unique identity in rhythmic, down-tempo pop songs, that are hopeful, yet melancholy; relatable, yet distinguishable.


Eskimeaux Shares New Mini Album "Year Of The Rabbit" on MTV

Yesterday, Eskimeaux shared the album stream for Year of the Rabbit, their highly anticipated new mini-album. Year of the Rabbit finds the band replacing the highly produced and overdubbed sound of 2015's critically acclaimed O.K. with a more immediate, naturally produced sound, showcasing the sound of Eskimeaux's live band. MTV, who premiered the album stream today are calling it "near-perfect pop" and saying "Year Of The Rabbit balances isolation and connection, love and loss, light and dark - and the beauty of finding everything that lies in between."

Year of the Rabbit is available for pre-order now and is out this Friday, April 15th! Check it out folks!!

Eskimeaux are currently on a full US tour with Frankie Cosmos and Yowler. All dates can be found on the band's website!


Free Cake For Every Creature Stream New Album on Stereogum

Free Cake For Every Creature shared the full album stream for their studio debut, Talking Quietly Of Anything With You this week on Stereogum! We here at DDW have had the pleasure of working with Free Cake on a total of three releases now and we couldn't be more stoked for them. The album is available for pre-order now and will release this Friday, April 15th! Check it out!

Free Cake have also announced a string of Spring tour dates that include two record release shows, one in Philadelphia and one in Brooklyn. Details can be found on the band's Facebook page.


Eskimeaux Release "Drunk" Music Video / Touring With Frankie Cosmos & Yowler

Last week Eskimeaux released a music video for "Drunk", the latest single from their new mini-album, Year of the Rabbit. Singer/Songwriter Gabrielle Smith spoke to Nylon about the new song & video.

“I wrote ‘Drunk’ during a song-a-day project I did last spring. As my life becomes more and more busy with touring and the endless complexities of being a self-employed artist, small moments of domesticity like being a little bit drunk walking around with my partner become welcome breaks from my usual life,” said Smith. “I think this whole album, Year of the Rabbit, is about claiming some control over my life in a time when things are very chaotic, and about finding strength in the quiet moments when art is made.”

Year of the Rabbit is the follow up to Eskimeaux's 2015 critically acclaimed debut album, O.K. The mini-album is available for pre-order now and out April 15th.

Watch the new video:

Eskimeaux on Tour:

  • 4/2 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium *#
  • 4/3 - Washington, DC @ DC9 *#
  • 4/4 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *#
  • 4/5 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Kings *#
  • 4/6 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) *#
  • 4/7 - Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge *#
  • 4/8 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia *#
  • 4/9 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*#
  • 4/10 - Austin, TX @ Sidewinder *#
  • 4/12 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *#
  • 4/13 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge *#
  • 4/14 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo * ^#
  • 4/15 - San Diego, CA @ Che Café * ^#
  • 4/16 - San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall * ^#
  • 4/18 - Portland, OR @ Analog Theater * ^
  • 4/20 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project * ^
  • 4/22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records * ^
  • 4/23 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake * ^
  • 4/25 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry * ^
  • 4/26 - Madison, WI @ High Noon * ^
  • 4/27 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall * ^
  • 4/28 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's * ^
  • 4/29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project * ^
  • 4/30 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church * ^
  • 5/1 - Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel * ^
  • 5/6 - Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge w/ Mac McCaughan & the Non-believers
  • 5/12 - Somerville, MA @ ONCE Ballroom w/ Free Cake For Every Creature, Lady Pills, Claire Cottrill
  • 5/13 - Providence, RI @ Aurora w/ Free Cake For Every Creature, Ian Faria

* with Frankie Cosmos // ^ with Yowler // # with Anna McClellan


Free Cake For Every Creature share new music video on MTV

Free Cake For Every Creature shared a brand new song and music video with MTV last week, another highlight from their sophomore full length, Talking Quietly Of Anything With You. The video was shot and directed by Craig Scheihing and features singer/songwriter Katie Bennett, who spoke with MTV about the new song. The new LP from 'Free Cake' is available for pre-order now, and will be out April 15th.



Told Slant share first single from new album on NPR's All Songs Considered

Told Slant, who signed with DDW last fall, have finally announced their long awaited sophomore full length, 'Going By' out June 16th, 2016 on DDW. Today they are sharing the first single titled 'Low Hymnal' via NPR who are calling it "magnificent... dark, delicate indie rock."

'Going By' by Told Slant is available on LP/CD/MP3 in the DDW online shop.



Florist Announce Tour with Mutual Benefit

Catch them performing songs off Holdly and The Birds Outside Sang as a three piece band.


Told Slant Announce Tour with The Hotelier, Loone and Bellows

With a full length LP forthcoming on DDW, Told Slant have announced a tour with The Hotelier, Loone and Bellows. Peep the tour dates below and be on the lookout for more details surrounding their 2016 LP release on DDW.



Eskimeaux Share 'WTF' From New Mini Album

Eskimeaux have shared "WTF," the latest single from their new mini album, Year of the Rabbit. Billboard premiered the track and caught up with singer/songwriter Gabrielle Smith. Year of the Rabbit is the follow up to their 2015's critically acclaimed debut album, O.K. The album is available for pre-order now and out April 15th on DDW.

Eskimeaux have also announced a full U.S. tour with Frankie Cosmos and Yowler this Spring. All dates below.

TOUR DATES:

  • 2/14 - Amherst, MA @ Unitarian Meetinghouse
  • 2/26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
  • 4/1 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium *
  • 4/3 - Washington, DC @ DC9 *
  • 4/4 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
  • 4/5 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Kings *
  • 4/6 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) *
  • 4/7 - Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge *
  • 4/8 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia *
  • 4/9 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
  • 4/10 - Austin, TX @ Sidewinder *
  • 4/12 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *
  • 4/13 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge *
  • 4/14 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo * ^
  • 4/15 - San Diego, CA @ Che Café * ^
  • 4/16 - San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall * ^
  • 4/18 - Portland, OR @ Analog Theater * ^
  • 4/20 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project * ^
  • 4/22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records * ^
  • 4/23 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake * ^
  • 4/25 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry * ^
  • 4/26 - Madison, WI @ High Noon * ^
  • 4/27 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall * ^
  • 4/28 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's * ^
  • 4/29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project * ^
  • 4/30 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church * ^

* w/ Frankie Cosmos

^ w/ Yowler


Free Cake For Every Creature Shares 'First Summer In A City' From New LP

Free Cake For Every Creature are sharing another brand new track today from their fantastic sophomore full length release 'Talking Quietly Of Anything With You'. We are so stoked and you can check it out now over at The FADER!

"I wrote 'First Summer In A City' last May in one shot, without much effort or thought," Katie Bennett told The FADER in an email. "It was so sunny and beautiful outside, and the door was open. I had nothing to do but just enjoy the weather and the people coming in and out, and also anticipate having some friends over that evening for a barbecue. The song is an attempt to hold onto some of my optimism and excitement, so I could remember those feelings when I needed them."

'Talking Quietly Of Anything With You' is coming April 15th on LP/MP3 via DDW. Pre-order a copy now in our store, and catch Free Cake at one of their release shows in Brooklyn and Philadelphia!


Eskimeaux Announces New Mini Album / Shares New Song 'Power'

Eskimeaux is back in action with a brand new release coming April 15th on DDW and are sharing a new song today on All Songs Considered. The six-song mini album titled 'Year of the Rabbit,' is a collection of songs recorded live by songwriter, Gabrielle Smith and friends, Emily Sprague and Felix Walworth. The record is the first to showcase the sound of Eskimeaux's live band as its primary sonic touchstone, replacing the highly produced and overdubbed sound of Smith's earlier records with a more immediate, naturally produced sound. ' Year of the Rabbit' is available for pre-order on MP3, CD and Deluxe CD Photo Book in our store.

Stream new song, 'Power' below:

Catch Eskimeaux on tour with Frankie Cosmos in April:

Fri-Apr-01 Brooklyn, NY Shea Stadium ∞
Sat-Apr-02 Brooklyn, NY Shea Stadium ∞
Sun-Apr-03 Washington, DC DC9 ∞
Mon-Apr-04 Richmond, VA Strange Matter ∞
Tue-Apr-05 Raleigh, NC Kings ∞
Wed-Apr-06 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade - Purgatory ∞
Thu-Apr-07 Birmingham, AL Syndicate Lounge ∞
Fri-Apr-08 New Orleans, LA Siberia ∞
Sun-Apr-10 Austin, TX Sidewinder ∞
Tue-Apr-12 Sante Fe, NM Meow Wolf ∞
Wed-Apr-13 Phoenix, AZ The Rebel Lounge ∞
Thu-Apr-14 Los Angeles, CA The Echo ∞∆
Fri-Apr-15 San Diego, CA Che Cafe Collective ∞∆
Sat-Apr-16 San Francisco, CA Swedish American Hall ∞∆
Mon-Apr-18 Portland, OR Analog Theater ∆
Tue-Apr-19 Vancouver, BC TBD ∆
Wed-Apr-20 Seattle, WA Vera Project ∆
Thu-Apr-21 Boise, ID TBD ∆
Fri-Apr-22 Salt Lake City, UT Diabolical Records ∆
Sat-Apr-23 Denver, CO Lost Lake ∆
Mon-Apr-25 Minneapolis, MN 7th St Entry ∆
Tue-Apr-26 Madison, WI High Noon ∆
Wed-Apr-27 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall ∆
Thu-Apr-28 Cleveland, OH Mahall's ∆
Fri-Apr-29 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Roboto Project ∆
Sat-Apr-30 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church ∆

∞ with Anna McClellan
∆ with Yowler



Free Cake For Every Creature Shares New Song on NPR

Today Free Cake For Every Creature are sharing their brand new song "For You" via NPR Music. We've had the pleasure of working with Free Cake from virtually the beginning of their career as a band, (save an early tape release on birdtapes), and we could not be more excited to share their first studio full-length, Talking Quietly of Anything With You, out April 15, 2016 on Double Double Whammy. You can pre-order the new album on LP/MP3 formats in our store now.

Tracklist

  1. Talking Quiety Of Anything With You
  2. All You Gotta Be When You're 23 Is Yourself
  3. Chubby Cows
  4. I Wanna Make You Bread
  5. First Summer In A City
  6. Susie (Now I'm Cryin')
  7. For You
  8. So Much Strange To Give
  9. First Storm Of The Summer
  10. Still Movin'

Free Cake For Every Creature "For You" (Official Music Video)



Florist "The Birds Outside Sang" is out today!

Florist's incredible full length debut, "The Birds Outside Sang" is out in stores and pre-orders are on their way. Below you will find a list of stores and digital retailers carrying the record, and of course its also available on all streaming services including Spotify and Apple Music.

Florist - "The Birds Outside Sang"

iTunes/Apple Music: http://apple.co/1PFmrRr
Spotify: spoti.fi/1SODrev
Google Play: bit.ly/1KfSB9T
Amazon: amzn.to/20ykZID
DDW Store: http://bit.ly/1ZZ5QxF

Available from your local record store and these retailers:

Alcione Music Entertainment
All Media Supply
Alliance Entertainment
Amazon
Baker & Taylor
Bull Moose Music
Chaz’s Records
Culture Clash
Darkside Records & Gallery
Dearborn Music
Disc & Dat, Inc.
Euclid Records
Forever Young Records
Gregory R Halamay
Half-A-Man
Hastings Entertainment
Hollywood Amoeba
Independent Records
Lou’s Records
Luna Music
Lunchbox Records
Millennium Enterprises
Mojo Music Md
Moldy Toes
Newbury Comics.
Pure Pop For Now People
Rasputin Records Inc
Rolling Stone Corp
Rough Trade
Salzer’s Mercantile
Silver Platters
Sound Garden Inc
Stars End
Transcontinent Record Sale
Von’s Shops
Waterloo Records
West Canterbury


Florist Announce Album Release Show at Shea Stadium

Florist will be celebrating the release of their wonderful full length debut, The Birds Outside Sang on January 30th at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn. Joining them will be label friends, Vagabon, Long Beard and Yours Are The Only Ears. Tickets are available here.

Stream the first two singles: