Happy Holidays from Portland, friends. It’s come that time of year again, when I try to get my head around the year that’s ending. A time when I re-read these posts from the end of 2011, 2012 and 2013 and remember what a fool I was in the past, every moment until today. Gosh, past Angela was sure ignorant and silly, wasn’t she? Glad that’s all over.
One of our songs is featured on the latest episode of the Dr. Demento show!
The Funny 25 for 2014…the hottest, coolest, most requested songs of the year…with special added attractions.
We had the honor of being interviewed on the Destination DIY podcast! It is a really fun one. We talk about DIYing, and Kickstarter, and that fun stuff, and also The Worst Thing we’ve ever made, touring highs and lows, sexism and trust in the music industry…many, many things. Aubrey also talks a lot in this one, if you’re ever hoping for more Aubrey, this is the show for you!
This is a cover we did for one of our Kickstarter backers, of the amazing Tom Lehrer song “LY,” written for The Electric Company. We had a really good time with this one.
It’s been a cool couple days in Doublelicks-land, link-wise. We keep a running list of press mentions on our press page, but these are cool and note a specific mention:
- BITCH MEDIA: We were interviewed by Sarah Mirk on the Popaganda podcast about Geekdom, sexism, and staying positive. We also played a song, and the other guests include some of our favorite humans, Elizabeth Sampat and Sammus.
- the FEMINIST CHRISTMAS SONG that we wrote for Cards Against Humanity’s HolidayBullshit.com project got picked up a few cool places: Mic.com | Huffington Post | Bustle | Cosmopolitan.com (YES THAT IS COSMO)
- OREGONIAN: Our Kickstarter got a mention in the O’s music end-of-year post.
- CAT CHANNEL: I’m really excited that we were written about on a site called “Cat Channel.”
- Musician, fangirl and awesome human THEFIFTHSISTER wrote a comprehensive review and introduction to the Doubleclicks on her nerd music blog.
Superfan note: If you go to these posts and leave a comment about the article, or even just visit, the spike in interest makes The Doubleclicks & our fans look good, and might make them want to cover us again! As a former journalist, I can say that this actually sometimes works.
Join us Friday, December 19 (tomorrow!) for our monthly live-stream concert chat show! These have been a lot of fun all year. All you need to do is tune in! This month’s is at a special time: Noon Pacific, 3pm Eastern, and 8pm GMT—we want this one to be a reasonable hour for our friends in Europe to watch live! The direct link for this show is: http://youtu.be/ZnY7rvALljs
You can vote on song requests on the show’s Facebook event!
The nice folks at Cards Against Humanity commissioned a new holiday song from us this year, and the result is this song called “Sexist Bullshit” (NSFW: swearing, heresy). Watch it at HolidayBullshit.com (Day 7), where you can also find lots of other hilarious videos from people like Paul and Storm, Marian Call, Molly Lewis, Loading Ready Run and more! Download the track from our bandcamp page.
Hello friends! I know it’s the holiday season so it’s a terrible time to be planning and promoting, but we have some exciting stuff we’d like to sneak on to your calendar.
1. NEW YEARS GEEK !
*Tickets! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/954132 *
$15, 18+. Doors at 10:00 (no earlier), show at 10:30!
Brody serves food and alcohol. Bring cash to tip your WONDERFUL bartenders!
2. FOR THE FAMILY!
We are finally putting on another Portland all-ages show: especially designed for kids and families! It will be 2pm January 25 at Red Castle Games.
Tickets, at the door, are $10 per person ($5 of which is Red Castle store credit) or maximum $20 for a family of 2 or more ($10 of which is Red Castle store credit). Tickets are not available online, but please feel free to RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends!
More show announcements in Portland are coming! We’ve been taking a relaxed fall and are hitting the ground running in 2015.
See you around!
As part of our Kickstarter, throughout this year we’ve been covering songs for some of our backers. Here’s our cover of “Boys Don’t Cry” by the Cure, as requested by Chris H. You can see the full playlist of covers on YouTube!
Cyber Monday is happening! I don’t know why, exactly, but it’s happening! There are too many things happening today to tweet or facebook about, so here’s a big post of our favorites (plus some plugs for our own CDs). Cyber away, friends!
Our special deal today is on our CDs, which are all $10 with one cent shipping, thanks to CDBaby! Click the CD for the direct link.
Lasers & Feelings
Our 2013 CD
Chainmail & Cello
Our 2012 CD
Let’s move on to other people, now that our obligatory plug is done.
2. JOSEPH SCRIMSHAW: Funny human and nerd Joseph Scrimshaw has recorded a holiday album! You can pre-order it! In fact, we recommend that you do so!
Chiptune master Professor Shyguy released a new album of covers today and we are on it!
We are featured on two tracks: Ana Ng (by They Might Be Giants) and My Eyes (from Dr. Horrible).
The album also features Ashly Burch, Molly Lewis, Unwoman and more!
Brandt is a super talented musician with a beautiful voice and mad arranging chops, it was awesome to work with him on this. I think it turned out great!
Good news, google fans: After some strange delays, our latest album, Dimetrodon, is now finally available in the Google Play store!
Worldbuilders is a fantastic charity event spearheaded by fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss. Worldbuilders raises funds for Heifer International while giving away thousands of books, games and awesome THINGS to fans like you (and us). Part of the fundraiser is also these crazy stretch goals… last year when the project raised $125,000 we covered “moonlight sonata” on our cat keyboard.
This year, if $350,000 is raised, we will play our song “Love You Like A Burrito” on a live google hangout with a SPECIAL GUEST who needs to REDEEM HIMSELF from CAT KEYBOARD-RELATED SHAME. It’ll be worth watching when it happens.