HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone! Thank you so much for another amazing year, we are just nothing at all without your support and your smiles and your coming to our shows and sharing our videos and just being basically greatest people on earth. Big love. <3
We’ve done this wrap up thing for the last couple years (2011, 2012)—and every year we have more and more to be thankful for. YOU, always, have made our lives so great. THANK YOU.
So what kind of year has 2013 been? It’s been the kind of year where I’m finally getting around to writing a wrap-up post in the late afternoon of New Year’s Eve. Whoops. But we’re here now, so let’s go!
If I had to wrap the year up in one video, I’d do it this way:
Nothing to Prove was by far the best, most fun, most important thing we’ve ever participated in. Thanks to a concept by the amazing Josh A. Cagan and contributions from geek girls and peoples from around the world, this video happened, and it touched people—it inspired people to send us their own stories (and submit them to the Geek Girl tumblr), to buy t-shirts that raised over $500 for AppCamp4Girls… and it felt so, so special. Thank you so much. If that was the only thing that happened this year, we would have considered it a success.
To illustrate, here’s a wonderful bit of photoshopping by Alice Lee:
But I guess that’s not all… what else happened this year? Continue reading
So here’s this!
Why does that exist? Great question!!
We’re involved in a charity project that’s being spearheaded by the fantastic author Patrick Rothfuss. The charity is called “Worldbuilders,” and it raises money for Heifer International by collecting donations from fans of books and nerdery (like you and us)—and giving those fans a chance to win tons and tons of AMAZING donated prizes, many of which are signed and limited edition books donated by authors and publishers. So far this year Worldbuilders has raised over $100,000.
And that’s where all of us come in. When Worldbuilders reaches a certain amount of donations, that unlocks a stretch goal. Previous stretch goals have included Paul & Storm changing their George R.R. Martin song to be about Rothfuss, it’s pretty delightful.
The next stretch goal—The stretch goal that was JUST UNLOCKED!!—$125,000—is us, the Doubleclicks, playing a piece of classical music on our cat keyboards.
Yes, those things. Continue reading
December has been completely insane for us so far. I guess we are really, really, REALLY getting ready for the holidays. Well, here’s the news!
This week’s Weekly Song Wednesday is a Christmas song all about traveling. We filmed it at the Amsterdam airport, because we are traveling for Christmas. We write what we know! Enjoy “Happy Holidays, Too” (in a playlist with our other Christmas songs!)
You can nab the song on Bandcamp, if you’d like. It’s also on iTunes.
It’s been a big week for us, though – we have three more entirely new songs on the Internet that posted this week. You ready? Continue reading
This week’s video is a very special Christmas song, dedicated to older siblings everywhere (and the younger siblings that stole their spotlight)
This track can be downloaded in iTunes or Bandcamp (or lots of other places, just search your favorite store.)
And now… Announcement time!
We have not one, but TWO concerts coming up in Portland this January! One of them is a great big #NerdNightOut event with comedy, music, drinking and shenanigans on Friday, January 24 at 7:30pm (doors at 7). The other is an all-ages family-friendly concert on Saturday, January 25 at 3pm. In the afternoon! We’ve made a diagram to help you tell the difference between the two shows:
Two new songs with lessons from our past!
Guys, NOVEMBER is like.. almost over! I had my birthday (presents pictured above) and now our Big Portland Show is only a few days away (it’s this Saturday (tickets)! bring your crazy family and your flask of leftover pumpkin pie!)
As the year winds down into “holiday” and “wild party” modes, we want to give you a big thanks for supporting our independent art all year long by buying our dinosaur-themed items. We’re not exactly sure how to thank you (other than yelling—THANK YOU!!), so we’ll just keep writing really weird songs until you tell us it’s not working for you.
Doing some shopping? Use the code “DCHOLIDAY” on our Bandcamp store for 10% off music downloads, tote bags, dice, t-shirts until December 4. We have a full catalog of purchasable items listed on our website, but here are some highlights:
It’s Wednesday and that means NEW SONG WEDNESDAY! This one is about Agent Coulson from the Avengers and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Thor (and so on). He’s the best.
Get the song on Bandcamp:
And… Continue reading
It’s Wednesday again and that means we have another completely new song and video for you. This weeks’s song is about physics, maybe? Joking! It’s about feelings.
And it’s on Bandcamp, too:
And here’s the other news…
In Star Trek: The Next Generation, Lt. Cmdr. Data writes a poem to his cat, Spot. We set that poem to music. Also, dancing. Happy Halloween!
The song is a free download on Bandcamp:
This poem is not ours! It was written by the writing staff of Star Trek (either Brannon Braga or Clay Dale, depending on which part of Wikipedia you believe). And we love it. The music is ours, however.
This week’s song is about a turtle that survives the apocalypse. That makes sense, right? That’s a logical thing to write a song about?
Here’s the video:
Download it on Bandcamp!
People of the Internet are calling for a Wonder Woman movie. They’re speculating on costumes. They’re photoshopping posters & suggesting casting. There is that stunning fan-made trailer by Rainfall Films that showed the Internet that Wonder Woman can really, really, hold her screen time. We support this movement! We thought we’d pitch in to the making-a-Wonder-Woman-movie-seem-like-a-good-idea by writing a song for the Soundtrack. We picture this song (not actually, but how awesome would that be) going on during the credits of the un-planned un-made Wonder Woman movie, sort of Taylor Swift/Hunger Games style.
Here’s the song!
Here’s the excellent album art by Jade Gordon! (Click on it to download the song on Bandcamp (pay-what-you-want) and it’ll be up on iTunes & Amazon and all those places soon.) When the movie is made, they should definitely hire Jade to design the soundtrack album.
We’ve got a new song about that beautiful time of year when the sun goes away! This is week three of Weekly Song Wednesday, which has been really fun so far.
Get the song as a pay-what-you want download on Bandcamp! (It’ll be up on iTunes & all that stuff soon!)
It’s week 2 of Weekly Song Wednesday! This week’s song is about how we deal with bad days. Try it out.
Get the song as a pay-what-you want download on bandcamp! (It’ll be up on iTunes & all that stuff soon!)