I like being a lady and I don’t need/ to be the picture of what someone thinks that means/ though it might help you know just what to do with me/ and you say, in turn, that would help me succeed/ who cares?
We want to record our fifth full-length studio album. It’s called “Love Problems,” and it’s got songs about love and problems, as well as strength, friends, music, and space. “Women Know Math” will be on it!
To make this album, we are asking for your help. The Doubleclicks are a crowd-funded operation. With no external label, agent, or manager, we depend completely on our audience to help us make our art. The advantage of that – and this is huge – is that there is nothing between us. Our music goes straight from our hearts to your ears. We love it. It means so much to us to be able to make just the thing we want and just the thing you want, too.
Bandcamp, a wonderful platform for indie artists to sell music and audio, is donating 100% of their share of the proceeds from their sales today to the ACLU, to help in their work defending immigrants and human rights issues. Bandcamp is a wonderful platform–without them, I don’t think we would have been able to start our band the way we did. It’s so valuable. And this donation idea is awesome, I think you’ll agree.
But perhaps you don’t know what to buy on Bandcamp today? Maybe you already have all of our music? Here are nine recommendations of albums to buy today, by our friends, tourmates, and a few people we’re just big fans of!!
KITTENS SLAY DRAGONS’ “Big Big Heart” – This band was inspired to form by a foster kitten. It’s electronic dance music with pure, beautiful vocals. My favorite track is “Queer and Square” Currently, this album is all that plays in my car.
PAUL AND STORM’s “Ball Pit” – Paul and Storm are our comedy music heroes. This album has some very funny songs, many of them you won’t see in a P&S set – and a wonderful sad song “Incompetent’s Lament,” which I love, because I love sad things.
JOSEPH SCRIMSHAW’S “Rebel Scum” – This comedy album is a set about Star Wars and Social Justice and it is beautiful and good. Joseph did this set when we toured with him and we loved it every night, which is sort of a big deal.
SAMMUS’ “Pieces in Space” – Another tourmate of ours, Sammus, makes absolutely beautiful, wonderful music. Honestly, nothing we can say is enough to describe her art, but I’ll try: Heartbreaking. Groundbreaking. Honest. The feelings we have, in a whole new way.
DANIELLE ATE THE SANDWICH’s “Terrible Dinner Guest” – This album was on a loop in my car for months. Honest, clever, ukulele-driven tunes with unexpected and wonderful vocal harmony. Danielle has a bunch of stuff on Bandcamp, so if you have this one, check in for new albums because she is constantly making high-quality wonders.
AMANDA PALMER’s “Bigger On The Inside” – Amanda Palmer has been making a lot of amazing things recently, and this track (though it’s a few years old at this point) is stuck in my mind right now. Check out all her stuff, if you don’t already.
Leave us a comment and tell us if you buy any of these or something else on Bandcamp today!
Hello everyone! We’ve got a lot going on in February (and even more coming up in the near future–stay tuned), so we thought we’d put together a handy guide to where you can listen to us, both in person and online!
The Mary Sue: I wrote a piece about hopelessness and politics and it was published by The Mary Sue! I tried to motivate myself into action–perhaps it will help some of you as well.
BJ Shea’s Geek Nation: We visited Seattle podcast BJ Shea’s Geek Nation to chat about music, gaming, finding our way into the arms of the geek community (it was magical), and why you shouldn’t necessarily be impressed by a boyfriend who plays guitar. We’re just saying.
FINALLY after months of work—THE DOUBLECLICKS RPG IS OUT!
What is this? The Museum is a FIASCO PLAYSET based on the songs of the Doubleclicks! Now, you can play a fun tabletop role playing game and tell a fun story in the world of Doubleclicks songs–specifically, set in a wacky museum with Dimetrodons, Velociraptors, super villains, and more!
The playset was written by me (Angela) and Richard Malena, co-hosts of the Gosh Darn Fiasco podcast. It was edited by the amazing and brilliant Will Hindmarch (who really nailed this) and art is by the delightful and talented Matthew Bogart!
Who are the Library Bards? Why, I’m so glad you asked:
The Library Bards are a nerd parody band consisting of Bonnie Gordon (ABC’s The Quest, R. Mika in Street Fighter V) and Xander Jeanneret (TBS’ King of the Nerds). They take Top 40 hits and transform them into the nerdy versions they should have been in the first place! With their catchy tunes and nerdy lyrics, the @LibraryBards will be bringing you into the #BardLife in no time!
Even better, here’s a picture:
Need more? Check out their video of “Black and Red,” their parody of the Cranberries’ “Zombie” and a heartfelt ode to Deadpool and Harley Quinn cosplayers:
Guardian Games, 345 SE Taylor St, Portland, OR 97214 Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 am-10:00 pm (sometimes later) Sun 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Guardian Games is yet another geeky Portland paradise that doubles as a music venue, but the first thing you’ll see when you get there is pretty much any nerdy tabletop or card game known to man. And an acre of tables to play at. Add their bar, the Critical Sip, to the equation, and you can see why it’s a second home to so many gamers!
We’re so lucky to have so many awesome nerdy businesses in Portland, and since many of them took a hit with snow and ice this month, now’s the perfect time to show your support!
Oh boy. Here we are. The end of 2016, which means it’s time for another of my annual wrap-up posts. (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011). These are fun for me to remember the things I’ve done and to mark the passage of time, otherwise it can feel like nothing has happened. At this moment, as 2016 ends and the world seems to have already hit the metaphorical iceberg, everything short of major social change can feel like wasted time and flailing, but I’m doing this anyway, because I want to. Let’s get into it.
What Did The Doubleclicks Do In 2016?
By the numbers:
2 (very large) tours and one minitour — planned and produced by us
20 podcast episodes released
9 online shows
12 new music videos on our youtube channel (7 originals, 5 covers)
6 variety shows in portland
1 move of the office
lots of therapy Continue reading 2016 in the Doubleclicks & What’s Next!→
Did you know we have a podcast? It’s a games and comedy podcast! And we’ve put out 20 episodes this year! And today’s episode is a great one—with our new Fiasco playset based on the songs of the Doubleclicks.
It’s lock-in night at the museum! We have an undercover alien looking for scientific proof of the missing link. We have a Spock Impersonator. We have burrito problems. And we’re hoping that nothing goes wrong. Will it? Yes. It will. Find out how when the team plays the new “museum” playset – which is based on the songs of the Doubleclicks! Special guests Will Hindmarch and Lucia Fasano join us for a wonderful story full of mystery and mansplaining!
Listen now on Simplecast, iTunes, or by searching “Gosh Darn Fiasco” on your favorite podcast app!
You will be able to get our Doubleclicks songs-inspired playset “The Museum” very soon, stay tuned here for information to play it yourself!
We are excited to debut our newest song, “Sensitive Badass” for you!
“Sensitive Badass” is a song about trying to be strong, fierce, and honest. It’s about exploring being a person, and trying not to listen when people, even the voices inside, tell you to be quiet. Right now it’s especially important for folks to be loud, to not accept what’s happening, to make a change, and make a ruckus. And even when you try to be strong, you’re going to feel vulnerable and scared. That’s ok. You can be sensitive and still be a badass.
It’s been hard to write music for the last few weeks given the challenges we know that our friends and we will be looking at for the next few years, but we decided we aren’t going to stop, and we hope you keep going on, too, with renewed purpose and determination.
The video was filmed on the bus from Seattle to Portland.
The song is from the forthcoming Doubleclicks album, “Love Problems,” out 2017. Based on conversations with amazing friends especially the amazing Jenn from Twogether Studios.
I let things bother me that I shouldn’t let bother me
and I feel sorry like I should be stronger
I know I shouldn’t listen to the insults or the heckles
but I listen and they all stick with me longer
My friend Michael Bain told me this is because
we’re evolved to remember the things that endanger us
If I was an animal searching for food
I would always be vigilant for things that are dangerous
So if when I am in real life or reading the comments
I’ll always remember those who cross the line
And not all the wonderful women and children
who tell us we’ve helped them by speaking our mind
If it is negative I’ll memorize it fast
Because I’m sensitive, not just a badass
I am sensitive, I am a badass
I act like I’m cocky I have a persona
cause I don’t want to seem like I’m open for feedback
But that’s just because I internalize everything
…that I should redact
I don’t know if it’s clear that that’s just who I have to be
I love my friends, I love them so much more than me
It feels like they all know just who they want to be
And I’ll always feel lucky that anyone talks to me
I wanna say, let’s start a band that just yells at the man
and never has a Facebook page and never does signings
I’m so scared about emails from moderate straight white cis males
that I stop myself writing when I feel like I’m whining
Don’t tell me to calm down, don’t tell me it will pass
I’m not just sensitive, I am a badass
I am sensitive, I am a badass
If you haven’t yet realized that we are political,
you haven’t listened so we will start yelling
I often want to just burn down the world,
sometimes I’m an anarchist, sometimes I’m a pacifist
I just want all of us to love each other
and listen when somebody tells you they’re hurting
I want us to maximize joy and equality
instead of what we’re earning
I’m a survivor, and if you’re a survivor too
We want you to know, that both of us believe you
You have the strength, and though all of the scars will last…
You can be sensitive and still a badass
I am sensitive, I am a badass
I am sensitive, I am a badass
It’s “The Last Heist!” Our gang of youngsters has an expert plan to steal the new Pokémon game and make tons of money. What could get in their way? Will it be their English teacher, obsessed with Shakespeare (the rapper)? The changing landscape of Hot Topic? Or maybe their “lackey”—the weird 35-year-old man who hangs out with this band of youth criminals and has a mysterious, skeleton-filled past? And do you need a mnemonic to remember that? Find out in this very funny episode featuring luminaries from the Portland comedy scene!
Hello, Pacific Northwest! Are you ready for some music and comedy shows? This February, join us and comedian Joseph Scrimshaw for our show #NerdNightOut: two (two!) evenings likely to include songs, Star Wars, social justice, cats, and dinosaurs! Both shows are 21+
February 11: Seattle! Come see us at the Jewelbox Theater Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Tickets are $10-12–get advance tickets now! There are only 65 seats so get tickets soon! Update: this show is sold out, but you might be able to win some tickets!
February 12: Portland! We’ll be playing the wonderful Doug Fir Lounge Sunday night from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. Doors at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $15-17–you can get them now!
We are so excited to share two stages with our friend, comedian and writer Joseph Scrimshaw! Joseph is the host of comedy podcast Obsessed on Feral Audio, co-host of Star Wars podcast Force Center, and host of a monthly live comedy game show called HEADCAN(N)ON at NerdMelt in Los Angeles. He’s also written for RiffTrax, Screen Junkies, and a bunch of cool TV, radio, and streaming shows that have all been canceled. It’s hard out there for shows.
We love #NerdNightOut so much–hope to see you all there!