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Friday Five: J.S. Ondara, Ness Nite, and more new Minnesota music videos

J.S. Ondara – Lebanon “Oh Lebanon, life is brief don’t sit alone,” J.S. Ondara asks in this single from his upcoming album Tales of America. Artist Woody Ray Tucker hand-drew the illustrations that’d become the video, using a mixture of watercolor, charcoal, ink, and graphite. He says, “The lyrics are very compassionate and rich in historical suggestion, […]

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Friday Five: Dessa, DENNY, and more new Minnesota music videos

Dessa – “Fire Drills” In Dessa‘s “Fire Drills,” kids toss dress-up aside in favor of grander adventures. Director Irene Kotnik filmed this video in Berlin. DENNY – “she gonna eat your heart out” Most of us have complicated relationships with the internet. Few of us moreso than DENNY, a Minneapolis trio who warn, “she’ll eat your heart out.” […]

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Video: Dessa talks ‘Hamilton Mixtape,’ new music and forthcoming book

Sometimes, your favorites get to work together. Case in point: Dessa and the team behind Hamilton, the musical that’s made theater a current event. Dessa is a rapper who brings poetry to everything she does; Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is a playwright, actor, and professional nerd. When Miranda started putting together companion project The Hamilton Mixtape, […]

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Dessa’s new full-length ‘Parts of Speech’ coming June 25

Doomtree snuck a little surprise into its mailing list subscribers’ inboxes last night: The first details and teaser of Dessa’s new full-length, Parts of Speech. In addition to unveiling the album’s cover art and release date (June 25), Dessa launched a pre-order of her new record that comes with an instant download of her new […]

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