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After she delivers her new album on June 25th, Dessa and company are hitting the road as part of the Parts of Speech Tour. Starting in Omaha, NE then heading out West for the majority of July. Check out the cities/dates up top and get your tickets here.
PREVIOUS: Dessa – Warsaw (prod. Paper Tiger)
On June 25th, the first (and only) lady of Doomtree will release her new album, Parts of Speech. And for the first single, Dessa releases the upbeat “Warsaw” which boasts an “Azealia Banks playing Pacman*” like instrumental from Paper Tiger. For a written preview of the album, a full review of can be read here. Pre-orders are also available now. Wings and Teeth!
* As described by Zach Rosen.
P.O.S, Cecil Otter, Sims and my secret crush Dessa rock over some Cecil Otter production on the latest single from the upcoming album from the Doomtree collective. No Kings drops November 22nd. Pre-orders (which comes with some pretty sweet bonuses) are available now.
PREVIOUS: Doomtree – The Grand Experiment
On October 4th, Doomtree’s First Lady will be releasing Castor, The Twin. A collection of live re-workings to 10 of Dessa’s previously released records. The album also features an advance single from her upcoming 2012 studio release; which I’ve included for stream below.
Writing the ‘The Beekeeper’ was a little bit like trying to write a myth. I knew I wanted expansive lyrics; I wanted something epic, a subject that could support a dramatic piano line and layers of swooping strings. I tried to imagine what humanity might look like from afar: Sort of an ant-farm perspective on the way we work and love and live our lives. I made a few glancing references to Greek figures (Prometheus and the like), but the song really centers around the character of a beekeeper.
I imagined a tall and slender woman in a netted dress, armed with a pitcher full of smoke, who offers the comfort of sleep to the humans in the song, in the same way that beekeepers smoke their hives to sedate the bees during the collection of honey.
I write a lot of breakup songs, so the large scope of this one was challenging — lots of drafts, lots of cursing, lots of whiskey breaks. But I’m proud of the result. I think ‘The Beekeeper’ has reinvigorated me as a student — I want to learn more history, more science, more myth, so that I might eventually draw from those sources to write better, stranger, more interesting songs. – Dessa
On July 27th, Paper Tiger will be the next up in the Doomtree family to release his solo debut, Made Like Us. Here goes the first single featuring my hip hop crush, Dessa.
New visuals off my hip hop crush’s full-length, A Badly Broken Code (iTunes x physical). Shouts to Maria Juranic (director), Geoff George (director of photography) and Scott Ferril (producer) for a very well executed video. I like this one a lot.
PREVIOUS: Dessa: Behind the Smile pt.1 (Video)
Some spoken word Doomtree’s first only lady. Definitely looking forward to more of this series. And if you haven’t already, do yourself a favor and pic up Dessa’s A Badly Broken Code.
As promised, here goes the second visual look at Dessa’s new album A Badly Broken Code, which drops January 19th.
New visuals from Dessa’s upcoming album, A Badly Broken Code, which drops January 19th. Also, look out for the official video for Dixon’s Girl later this week.
PREVIOUS: Bring it Back: Dessa – Mineshaft 
Like I said last night when I kicked off this new series, I’m well aware of the slowness in the industry around this time. So instead of letting it moderate the updates on 2dbz; I’ve decided make posts with a track or two that may bring you back to a certain place in time, piss you off for not being “new and exclusive” or maybe put you onto something you haven’t heard before.
Tonight I’m going with the first track from Dessa Darling’s False Hopes. A five-song EP that reveals an often dark look at her life and loves (© City Pages). This song in particular is the first I heard from Doomtree’s first lady. And talk about a great initial impression. Showcasing both her lyrical prowess and ability to sing, over a suiting Lazerbeak production. Now in 2010, Dessa is readying the release of her first full length album A Badly Broken Code. Be sure to pre-order now as you’ll get access to a live broadcast of Dessa’s rehearsal for her CD release show. You’ll also be able to preview music from the album, listen to singers interpret the songs, and send in your questions to Dessa and the other musicians. The rehearsal will be broadcast live on the evening of January 12th.