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
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.
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 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!
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
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:
* with Frankie Cosmos // ^ with Yowler // # with Anna McClellan
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, 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.
Catch them performing songs off Holdly and The Birds Outside Sang as a three piece band.
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 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.
* w/ Frankie Cosmos
^ w/ Yowler
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."
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
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.
Free Cake For Every Creature "For You" (Official Music Video)
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"
Available from your local record store and these retailers:
Alcione Music Entertainment
All Media Supply
Baker & Taylor
Bull Moose Music
Darkside Records & Gallery
Disc & Dat, Inc.
Forever Young Records
Gregory R Halamay
Mojo Music Md
Pure Pop For Now People
Rasputin Records Inc
Rolling Stone Corp
Sound Garden Inc
Transcontinent Record Sale
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:
Florist have shared "White Light Doorway," the latest single from their debut album, The Birds Outside Sang. NPR, who premiered the track today, are calling it "honest and gratifying." The album, available for pre-order now, is due out January 29th.
Florist have also announced a record release show at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn, NY on January 30th. Joining them will be Vagabon, Long Beard & Yours Are The Only Ears.
Today, SPIN have premiered the title track from Florist's debut LP, The Birds Outside Sang. The album, available for pre-order now, is due out January 29th and we couldn't be more excited to share it with you.
Florist are hot on the heels of releasing the critically acclaimed Holdly EP, which is available now in our store.
Catch Florist on Tour w/ Hello Shark:
11/19 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd DC
11/20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits
For today and tomorrow only, Sean Henry will be writing songs for anyone who orders his cassette from the DDW store . If you order something, send him a tweet and he'll get to writing! What a nice boy right?
The band celebrates tonight at The Silent Barn in Brooklyn, NY with IJI, Mega Bog and Big Eater. NPR is calling the new songs "sweet confessional tone paintings" and Stereogum recently named Florist one of the Best New Bands of 2015. 'Holdly' is available for purchase on MP3/CS in our store. Catch them on tour with Hello Shark starting November 3rd!
Florist on Tour:
Downies, the power-pop quartet from Brooklyn, NY and the latest members of the DDW family, have changed their name to Cende. The band, who have been playing shows around NYC for about a year now just released their debut self-titled EP and are currently working on their very first full length, scheduled to release in 2016 on DDW.
Today, Florist have shared "Cool and Refreshing," the latest track from their new EP Holdly, out October 30th on Double Double Whammy. SPIN, who premiered the track is saying it's "delicately plucked acoustic guitars and pools of stolid synthwork collide with Sprague's weary whispers." Holdly is available for pre-order now.
Florist have also announced a Fall tour with Hello Shark. All dates below.
11/3 - Ithaca, NY @ House Show *
11/4 - Cleveland, OH @ TBA *
11/5 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Witch House *
11/6 - Chicago, IL @ Pinky Swear *
11/7 - St. Louis, MO @ Lemp *
11/8 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *
11/9 - Nashville, TN @ TBA *
11/11 - Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves *
11/12 - Austin, TX @ TBA *
11/13 - New Orleans, LA @ Sisters In Christ *
11/15 - Savannah, GA @ TBA *
11/16 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Purgatory) *
11/17 - Athens, GA @ TBA *
11/18 - Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse *
11/19 - Washington, DC @ TBA *
11/20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits *
* w/ Hello Shark
We are beyond excited to announce that Told Slant, the creative project of our dear friend Felix Walworth will be joining the DDW family in 2016 to release their sophomore LP. The band will be performing this Friday, October 16th at our Unofficial CMJ Showcase in Brooklyn, NY. Don't miss an opportunity to catch their incredibly moving performance along with performances from Florist, Sean Henry, Downies, Eskimeaux and LVL UP.
DOUBLE DOUBLE WHAMMY Unofficial CMJ Showcase
Friday October 16th @ The Silent Barn
8PM | $10
RSVP on Facebook
Purchase a Ticket: http://bit.ly/1NkfR7t
Safer Spaces Policy: http://silentbarn.org/about/saferspaces
The Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Ave | Brooklyn, NY
JMZ-Myrtle Broadway | 8:00 PM | $10 | All Ages
'Holdly' is the latest five song EP from Florist, and the band's debut release on DDW. The first single, 'Vacation' is streaming now along with a Q&A with Stereogum. 'Holdly' is available for pre-order in our store and releases 10/30/2015.
2. Cool and Refreshing
3. Unholy Faces
4. Remembering Spring 2013
Check out the new video for Eskimeaux's hit single 'Broken Necks', directed by Robert Kolodny at House of Nod. The video is streaming now over on the DDW YouTube. Catch the band on tour this October with Girlpool, Alex G, Told Slant and more!
October 2 - Brooklyn NY @ Baby's All Right*%
October 3 - Annandale on Hudson NY @ Bard College
October 5 - Cambridge MA @ The Middle East Downstairs#*
October 6 - Cambridge MA @ The Middle East Upstairs#*
October 7 - Montreal QC @ Casa Del Popolo#*
October 8 - Toronto ON @ Smiling Buddha#*
October 9 - Buffalo NY @ Sugar City*%
October 10 - Detroit MI @ Majestic Cafe#*
October 11 - Bloomington IN @ The Blockhouse#*
October 13 - Chicago IL @ Subterranean#*
October 14 - Gambier OH @ The Horn Gallery
November 9 - Harrisonburg VA @ Clementine
November 10 - Charlotte NC @ The Station
November 11 - Atlanta GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory)&#
November 12 - Durham NC @ Duke Coffeehouse&#
November 13 - Baltimore MD @ Ottobar&#
November 14 Philadelphia PA @ First Unitarian Church&#
* w/ Told Slant
% w/ Attic Abasement
# w/ Girlpool
& w/ Alex G
LVL UP is set to hit the road with Ought and then Spencer Radcliffe in October. The band is touring in support of their latest 3 Songs EP and last years full length Hoodwink'd. Full list of dates below.
9/30 Boston, MA @ Great Scott #
10/2 Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn #
10/3 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong #
10/4 Harrisonburg, VA @ The Clementine
10/5 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle #
10/7 Deklab, IL @ The House Café
10/8 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry #
10/10 Chicago, IL @ Pinky Swear $
10/11 Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar $
10/12 Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha $
10/13 Montreal, QC @ Le Divan Orange $
10/14 New Haven, CT @ BAR $
10/16 Brooklyn, NY @ EIS CMJ Showcase
10/16 Brooklyn, NY @ DDW CMJ Showcase
10/17 Brooklyn, NY @ AdHoc Car Wash
10/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Run For Cover CMJ Showcase
# w/ Ought
$ w/ Spencer Radcliffe