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Wanna be in our video this week? Here’s how!

LET’S MAKE A MUSIC VIDEO TOGETHER, FRIENDS! Why not? It’ll be fun! Being involved is a two-step process. and the DEADLINE IS MONDAY, JUNE 2!

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1. Take a short (7 seconds or less) video of yourself dancing with a container of jam or jelly. Fruit jam, fruit jelly. Or toast. ANY dance you want! Fun dance!

2. Send us the video following these specific instructions (If the video doesn’t fit these requirements, we just aren’t going to use it. Sorry.)

  • PLEASE make sure your video is horizontal, not vertical (turn your phone!)iphonetutorial
  • Send us 7 seconds or less of video. Don’t give us the set-up, just give us the good part. Trim it! Send us ONLY ONE video!
  • Formats: 3GP, AVI, MP4 and Quicktime. And don’t make the final over a gig, that’d be silly.
  • send the video via google drive or dropbox to jam@thedoubleclicks.com. If you do not know how to use these free services, please look it up! They’re both great and keeping it simple is the only way we’ll be able to make this video happen.
  • Once you submit your video, go to this google form and give us your name for the credits: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zG1ZLWoqV3Qm419D0xSRimS0pBowxSsl0hum_iIcWFI/viewform
  • Send your video BEFORE Monday, June 2 at 8pm PDT. After that point, we aren’t accepting any more jam.
  • Don’t take a photo of someone who doesn’t know what’s happening! Please! Don’t rope your sister into it or something. That makes everyone feel weird! Dance your own beautiful self! (Or get a baby or dog to do it, that’s just adorable.)

Jammily yours,

The Doubleclicks.

The Dimetrodon Album & Tour!

DIMETRODON released on Jun 10: GET IT NOW!

on ITUNES or on BANDCAMP or (physical CD) CDBaby

(or google, amazon, all of those other places you like)

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We are SUPER proud of this CD. It was produced by Mike Phirman and sounds awesome. Dimetrodon TOUR DATES are on OUR TOUR CALENDAR… Make sure you’re on our email list so when we come back to the east coast, midwest & more you won’t miss it! http://thedoubleclicks.fanbridge.com/

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Weekly Song Wednesday starts May 7

Last fall, we wrote and released a song on YouTube every week for 14 weeks. It was fun and great and terrible and awesome. You can watch those videos on a YouTube playlist.

This February, we Kickstarted an opportunity to do it again… bigger, better, faster, stronger. That Kickstarter succeeded, and even enabled us to both make The Doubleclicks our full-time job all year long so we can work on projects like this.
So now, we have an announcement…

wsw announcementThis summer, we present Weekly Song Wednesday Season 2. For 10 weeks, from May 7 to July 9, we’ll release a new music video every wednesday. Subscribe to the YouTube channel to tune in!

 

The Doubleclicks appearances at Emerald City Comic-Con 2014!

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Here’s where you can find us at Emerald City Comicon this year: March 28-30, 2014 in Seattle, WA.

We will be sharing a BOOTH 205 with Marian Call and Molly Lewis ALL WEEKEND LONG! Come see us at it! We will have NEW buttons, as well as dice and some t-shirts!

FRIDAY!!!

Friday Night, @ 9pmKracklefest 4! The Doubleclicks, Burlesque, Kirby Krackle, and Death*Star Hip-Hop! 21+, Hard Rock Cafe. Tickets $10, online now & $12 at the door!

Friday at 1:10pmWe will be doing “something” at Joseph Scrimshaw’s panel, in Hall B, (Rooms 608-609). He is super funny and this should be a great time.

Friday @ 3pm: mysterious event: you never know what might happen if you show up at the Convention Center Level 2 North Galleria at 3pm. You might see a cello or something. Check in with us, Marian, or Molly at our booth (205) to confirm that mystery is happening.

Also Friday Night, @ 10:30pm: Late Night Nerds (presented by #NerdNightOut): The Doubleclicks, Molly Lewis, Stepto, Joseph Scrimshaw, and Josh A. Cagan! — that’s all our favorite people in one place for stories, music, comedy & more. 21+. Tickets $10—SOLD OUT!.

SATURDAY!!

Saturday at 11:20am: Angela will be on a panel called “It’s Not Too Dangerous To Go Alone” with comics people Dylan Meconis and Erika Moen, moderated by Kenna Conklin of GeekPortland.com. Hall C, (Room 610).

We’ll also be at our booth on & off all day.

SUNDAY!!!

Sunday: a panel concert @ 1pm: At the convention in room 3AB, come see us do an all-ages concert with singing along and funtimes! A panel show for everyone with sunday or 3-day passes!

We’ll also be at our booth on & off all day.

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New Song: Burritos!

We wrote a new love song about something that we love very much called “I Love You Like A Burrito!” Watch the really really fun video (featuring a lot of you wonderful people) on YouTube and download the song on Bandcamp!

This song also will also be on our next album AND in the 2014 song vault that some Kickstarter backers will be hearing about VERY SOON! This is part of our new “Monthly Song Monday” project which will happen on the third Monday of the month all year! YAY!

New song & video: TableTop games!

We got to be guests on TableTop, Wil Wheaton’s webseries about games on Geek & Sundry, and this seemed like the kind of thing we should write a song about. So we did! We tried to include the names of every game played on the show. This has got a lot of new things for us in it, including a special appearance and verse by the amazing Adam WarRock!!

UPDATE: you can now watch our episode of TableTop!

We had a kickstarter!

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Click on the picture, go to the Kickstarter!

UPDATE: this project is over now! We raised $80,923! Thank you for your support!

HELLO superfriends! We want to make an album & a new season of Weekly Song Wednesday, so we launched a Kickstarter project to help us fund it! If you back us, you can get cool things like CDs and Dice and Songs and Ringtones and Exclusive tote bags and A GUEST SPOT WITH YOUR FACE IN AN OFFICIAL ALBUM ART POSTER! Check it out!

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2013: another year is done! And what happens next?

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:

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Cat keyboard music FOR A GOOD CAUSE!

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.

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New Music! “Happy Holidays, Too” and THREE more new songs!

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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.

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New song: “Christmas Ain’t About Me” & TWO Portland shows for grown-ups and kids!

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:

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