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Great Grandpa shares "Digger" + Music Video

Great Grandpa share second single "Digger" and an accompanying video from their upcoming LP Four of Arrows, out October 25th. Deemed "a five-minute burst of splendour that might well be the band’s most captivating moment to-date" by Gold Flake Paint, "Digger" explores the internal state of unrest caused when one becomes consumed by unhealthy thought patterns.

"Covering an expansive sonic range that includes indie-folk, bombastic garage-rock, and serene chamber-pop, “Digger” is an enthralling ballad that hits stratospheric emotional heights."
Impose Magazine



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Upcoming Tour Dates:

10/4 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theatre w/ Vivian Girls

10/5 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory w/ Vivian Girls

10/6 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park w/ Vivian Girls

10/25 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel w/ Vivian Girls

10/26 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel w/ Vivian Girls

11/3 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd w/ Dump Him, Merce Lemon

11/4 - Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits w/ Dump Him, Merce Lemon

11/5 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere: Zone One w/ Dump Him, Trace Mountains

11/6 - Boston, MA @ ONCE Ballroom w/ Dump Him, Really From

11/16 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey (Album Release)

Find tickets on our tour page!


Sean Henry debuts single "Rain, Rain" + Announces newest LP


Sean Henry announces second full length, A Jump From the High Dive, out November 1st. Born from adult recollections of childhood musings of canceled little league baseball games, lead single "Rain, Rain" is drenched in nostalgia and reintroduces Henry with a newly revived sound. Reflecting on the inspiration behind the album Henry describes what life looked when the record was realized - “I was doing a lot of couch surfing, living where I grew up in a Connecticut ghost town and touring around the country. I was all over the place. Amidst trying to sort things out, I wanted to make my version of a pop album.”


"‘Rain Rain’ teases a subtle shift in trajectory from the grungy, grittier elements. Here [he] leans into a marginally cleaner tone. The melody sounds almost like a solo-career George Harrison riff; an easy but surprising progression, a shinier high end, and a fondness for a minor drop. Henry’s guitar sounds like rain feels. It’s cooling." - popbollocks



Listen on:
Spotify
Apple Music
Bandcamp



Pre-order A Jump from the High Dive

A Jump From The High Dive LP (preorder)

Fink Cassette



Upcoming Tour Dates:

9/13 - New York, NY @ Market Hotel w/ Joy Again

9/26 - New Haven, CT @ State House w/ Vundabar, And The Kids, Indigo De Souza

11/1 - Middletown, CT @ MAC 650 Gallery w/ Spirit Was

11/2 - Portland, ME @ Sun Tiki Studios w/ Spirit Was

11/3 - Montreal, QC @ Bistro De Paris w/ Spirit Was

11/4 - Toronto, ON @ Baby G w/ Spirit Was

11/5 - Windsor, ON @ Meteor w/ Spirit Was

11/6 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Shakepeares Lower Level w/ Spirit Was

11/7 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Spirit Was

11/8 - Fort Wayne, IA @ Brass Rail w/ Spirit Was

11/10 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Funhouse at Mr. Smalls w/ Spirit Was

Find tickets on our tour page!


Hovvdy releases latest single "Ruin (my ride)" + video

Today Hovvdy share the second single, "Ruin (my ride)" from their forthcoming LP, Heavy Lifter, due October 18th. The accompanying video aims to celebrate community, capturing a backyard party turned square dance, with a hazy, nostalgic lens.

"The band chants “I don’t wanna see you give up”, backed by a minimal beat and warbled acoustics. The song’s video takes place at a very fun looking backyard dance party, emphasizing the song’s desire for community." - STEREOGUM



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Heavy Lifter is out October 18th!


Yowler Releases "WTFK" Music Video, Fall Tour Dates


Yowler have released a music video for "WTFK" — a highlight from the 2018 album Black Dog In My Path. Yowler will tour the east coast throughout August + September as well as perform at North Carolina's Hopscotch Festival.

Watch the video and check out the tour dates below. Find tickets on our tour page!





Great Grandpa Announce "Four of Arrows" LP — Listen to First Single


Great Grandpa have announced their second full-length album Four of Arrows. Listen to first single "Mono no Aware" and watch the accompanying lyric video! Four of Arrows is due October 25th and available for preorder below.



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Swamp Green w/ Olive Splatter Vinyl (ltd 250)

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"Four of Arrows" T-Shirt

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Long Beard Releases "Getting By" Music Video

Long Beard have released "Getting By" — the third and final single from the upcoming full-length Means To Me. "Getting By" is accompanied by a Tara Bayat-directed music video shot on 16mm film. Watch the full video below. Leslie was also interviewed by The FADER about Means To Me — read that here.


"breezy, upbeat, and relaxing indie rock" -UPROXX

"a delicately-composed track about not feeling ready for what life throws at you that’s nevertheless filled with light" -Stereogum



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All preorders are entered to win a signed test press!

Means To Me is out September 13th, 2019!


Hovvdy Return with Third Album Heavy Lifter


Hovvdy have released lead single "Cathedral" ahead of their new album Heavy Lifter, out October 18th. Watch the lyric video for "Cathedral" below:




"First it’s dominated by cyclical, strummed guitars reminiscent of Elliott Smith, and then it transforms into a sleepy anthem for late-summer nostalgia."
—The FADER


"'Built around melancholic guitars and self-conscious vocals, “Cathedral” is a lilting groove that feels like having a series of existential realizations in the middle of a field."
—Paste Magazine


Listen on:
Spotify
Apple Music
Bandcamp


Order Heavy Lifter



DDW is seeking a Fall 2019 Intern!

Double Double Whammy is seeking a part-time (12 - 15 hours a week) intern for the Fall 2019 semester! Interns MUST be eligible to receive college credit to apply. This internship is designed for someone passionate and organized with a strong willingness to learn!

This internship is based at our office in Brooklyn, NY.

You must also be down to hang with our very sweet office dog, Charlie :-)

Qualifications:

  • • A laptop
  • • Familiarity and passion for the music industry
  • • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite / Google Drive
  • • Detail-oriented and comfortable with deadlines
  • • Knowledge of all current social media
  • • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • • A good attitude and openness to creative feedback

Encouraged:

  • • Graphic Design skill/Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop
  • • Strong photo/video skill

Duties:

  • • Handle Fall 2019 tour promotion and mailings
  • • Manage tour dates and compile relevant press
  • • Write up news posts for DDW website
  • • Correspond w/ promoters + radio stations
  • • Design flyers and social media graphics
  • • Assist with Youtube, Bandcamp, data entry, etc.

Please send an email to hello@dbldblwhmmy.com including your resume, cover letter, and a brief description of your favorite DDW release with the subject line “(your name) - Fall 2019 Internship”


Long Beard Releases Title Track "Means To Me"



Long Beard has released the second cut from the forthcoming LP Means To Me. The song is a search for stability, swirling with dreamy vocals and evocative guitar.


"Her airy vocals and reverb-heavy strums evoke dream-pop virtuosos like Mazzy Star or, more recently, Japanese Breakfast"
Pitchfork

"'Means to Me' is a slow-burning and spectral track that’s one part Mazzy Star, one part 4AD-era jangle pop as the song is centered around shimmering guitars, a soaring hook and Bear’s achingly tender, ethereal vocals"
Joy of Violent Movement


Catch Long Beard on a run of dates with Saintseneca and at their album release show in Brooklyn.

9/17 - Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong ^
9/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle ^
9/20 - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Arts ^
9/21 - Boston, MA @ The Great Scott ^
9/26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right *

^ w/ Saintseneca
* Means To Me album release show


Listen on:
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Apple Music
Bandcamp


Order Means To Me


Florist "Emily Alone" Out Now

Florist's third full-length record Emily Alone is available everywhere today. It's an indescribable and intimate experience and their best work to date. Find a quiet place and listen!

"Her latest album as Florist grapples with change, death, and uncertainty with some of the most arresting songwriting of the year."
—Pitchfork, Best New Music


"Florist’s full-band albums are wonderful. But they’ve never made anything quite as tingly and expressive and powerful as Emily Alone. Almost nobody ever has."
—Stereogum, Album of the Week


"Emily Alone is a landmark LP, recorded swiftly to perfectly capture urgent beauty and raw authenticity in its purest forms."
—Exclaim


Order Emily Alone


Welcoming Long Beard to DDW — Listen to "Sweetheart"


Long Beard has joined Double Double Whammy and will release an incredible full-length album Means To Me — Listen to the lead single "Sweetheart."

"Leslie Bear crafts wistful soft rock that sticks to your bones... 'Sweetheart' [is] a pensive dream of falling back in touch with someone who made an impact some time ago." —The FADER

Of the song, Leslie Bear says "'Sweetheart' is a nostalgic song that shifts between the distant past and the present. It's a letter to someone you've lost touch with from a long time ago, finding some small connection to their life with regards to yours- how the thought of them resurfaces every once in a while and how they may have shaped the person you've become while wondering if you've had a similar impact on them. It's a jangly/indie pop song reminiscent of the 90s with a chimey lead guitar that weaves in and out. It's written almost as a stream of consciousness with a heavy daydream mood."

Means To Me is available for pre-order now!

The limited edition "Bone in Clear" LP is limited to 300 copies.


Hatchie's Debut, Keepsake, Out Now

The highly-anticipated debut album from Hatchie is finally here!

Keepsake is out today and you can stream it wherever you find music.

Find all things Hatchie at www.smarturl.it/keepsake!


"Hatchie invites you to bathe in the joyous essence of Keepsake. From the opening notes of "Not That Kind" until the closing utterances of "Keep," her vice-like grip over your attention never threatens to wane."
—Under The Radar

"Keepsake showcases an artist wholly sure of her sound from the outset, featuring tightly-crafted pop music that vacillates between cathartic refrains and contemplative verses with precision."
—Paste Magazine


Listen on:
Spotify
Apple Music
Bandcamp

Keepsake Vinyl

Order:
Milky Clear Vinyl LP
Keepsake / Sugar & Spice Bundle
Chain T-shirt
Cassette
CD


Watch Gemma's Til We Lose The Feeling Music Video — Feeling's Not A Tempo Out Now



For those who love to groove — Gemma's sophomore album Feeling's Not A Tempo is available everywhere today!


"The track’s new video pairs her satiny vocals and bouncing electronic melodies with shots of her dancing indoors, cast in a warm, hazy light. Gemma literally glows as she finds her groove, strutting and bobbing and twisting in her apartment."
—AdHoc

"Douglass’s vocal presence is commanding, and Gundel’s production is deceptively layered. If Douglass is a big-picture artist, Gundel brings a special attention-to-detail. The result is a phenomenal album that evokes feelings of love."
—EarBuddy


Listen on:
Spotify
Apple Music
Bandcamp
Amazon


Feeling's Not A Tempo Vinyl

Limited Edition Bone + Baby Pink Vinyl

The Glow's Debut Record "Am I" Out Now


The Glow's full-length album Am I is available worldwide today. Am I explores new sonic territories for Caridi, while maintaining sounds that defined his recognizable contributions to LVL UP.


"Caridi has channeled all that existential dread into songs that sound like deconstructed versions of the music that he was making with his band before. All the same elements are there — sharp hooks, crunchy guitars, sour melodies."

—Stereogum


Listen on:
Spotify
Apple Music
Bandcamp
Amazon


The Glow Am I Vinyl

Limited Edition Baby Pink Vinyl


Florist Share "Shadow Bloom" Video - Emily Alone LP Out 7/26


Florist have announced a new full-length record Emily Alone.


Emily Alone is a collection of songs made by Florist songwriter Emily Sprague during a time of great stillness and isolation with the self. An attempt to capture the dark spaces between change and acknowledge their beauty. It is a natural, isolated, and momentary tangent away from the otherwise collaborative project that is Florist, while still maintaining the documentary nature of the band that, like all things, is a mutable entity in this universe.


Watch the music video for lead single "Shadow Bloom" below:


Listen on:
Spotify
Apple Music
Bandcamp
Amazon



Emily Alone Preorders




Hatchie Releases New Single + Video "Obsessed"


Hatchie has released the final single from Keepsake. "Obsessed" is released alongside a video of endearing footage from their most recent full US tour. Keepsake will be available everywhere on June 21st!

"As she sings in a whispery voice, guitars cushion her voice, fading in and out like a crossover of stringy ’90s indie rock, gentle shoegaze, and electronic dream pop."
—Consequence of Sound

“Obsessed” pushes the singer further into shoegaze-y territory, with fuzzy guitar and searing lyrics reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine and the Cocteau Twins: “Hung myself out to dry till you let me in/That’s when I knew I’d clip my wings, do anything for you.”
—Rolling Stone



US Tour



Tickets on sale Friday, May 17th. Get them at hatchie.net.


Gemma - 'Til We Lose The Feeling

Gemma have released their final single "Til We Lose The Feeling" and it's the most electrifying one yet. Felicia and Erik wrote a short essay about the track and the movement and catharsis it creates.

Felicia and Erik of Gemma wrote an essay for Talkhouse about the song:

“‘Til We Lose The Feeling” is my love song to New York: A celebration, a thank you for knocking me down and lifting me up day after day. I’m fascinated by how this city is romanticized on television and the big screen, and I wanted this song to reflect that magical instance of being whisked away in it. New Yorkers take so much pride in the hustle and people latch onto the idea of this intangible pulsating energy in the air. I grew up in Manhattan and one of my favorite things is to walk miles and miles without a destination. It’s nice to take it all in and feel the city breathe. —Felicia Douglass

“'Til We Lose the Feeling” has become an important part of the live Gemma show, functioning as the closing song of our set. After the standard six to seven songs of a typical New York show, it’s our last bid for some catharsis with the audience, or as Felicia puts it so well, to “find a way around what’s draining us.” And it almost always works, for me at least. —Erik Gundel

Read the full essay on Talkhouse.

Listen on:
Spotify
Apple Music
Bandcamp
Amazon

Feeling's Not A Tempo is out May 31st, 2019!


The Glow Announces Debut LP "Am I"

Mike Caridi (LVL UP) is releasing his debut solo record Am I as The Glow.

Am I is a fuzzy collection of songs that explore new sonic territories for Caridi,

while maintaining sounds that defined his recognizable contributions to LVL UP.

Am I will be released on May 24th!

Listen to the two new singles "Weight of Sun" and "I Am Not Warm" below:

Listen on:
Spotify
Apple Music
Bandcamp
Amazon


Am I Limited Edition Vinyl



Pressed on baby pink vinyl and limited to 500 copies! Preorder here.


Listen to Gemma's New Song "Miss U"

Gemma's new single "Miss U" from the upcoming full-length Feeling's Not A Tempo is now available everywhere! It's conversational, sparkly, and will definitely get caught in your head.

"[Douglass'] voice sounds absolutely magical here — the way she slips in and around all of these different attitudes: defiance and vulnerability and humor and resolution. The song is conversational but direct, and the twinkling fervor that Douglass and Gundel build up around those threads of thought is dreamy but solid." —Stereogum

"It’s a bouncy pop tune that finds vocalist Felicia Douglass keeping her subject at arm’s length: “I might miss you but I won’t show it,” she sings over skittering drums and swelling synths." —Paste Magazine

Listen on:

Preorder Feeling's Not A Tempo on Vinyl, CD, or cassette.

Upcoming Shows


21-Apr-2019 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right w/ Coughy, Sally Burtnik

24-Apr-2019 - Manhattan, NY - Bowery Ballroom w/ Girlpool, Hatchie


Hatchie "Stay With Me" Video Out Now


Hatchie has released a song and music video for "Stay With Me" —

which she refers to as a song for "those crying in the club moments."

"The yearning chorus of “Stay With Me,” punctuated with ethereal stabs of ‘90s synth,

is delicious in its desperation and incredibly catchy. It’s a promising second look at the

surprises Hatchie has in store on Keepsake." —Paste Magazine


"Stay With Me" is the second single from the upcoming full-length Keepsake, out June 21st!


Watch the video below or listen on your preferred streaming service:


US Tour with Girlpool



Some of these dates will sell out! Make sure you get tickets.


New Florist "Holdly" Reissue, Win a Free Handpainted Test Press


Holdly by Florist is now available on vinyl for the first time. Pressed on black vinyl with a B-side screenprint and redesigned artwork by Emily Sprague. Limited to 500 copies!

Preorder:
Black Vinyl

Listen on:
Spotify
Apple Music
Amazon
Bandcamp


Win A Free Holdly Test Press



Do you have an instagram? Do you want to win a free Florist test press? O:)

All ya gotta do is follow us (@dbldblwhmmy) on instagram and tag a fellow Florist lover in the comments. The contest starts now and ends on April 5th!


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!