Tag Archives: Dessa

Song of the Day: Dessa – Call Off Your Ghost

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song comes from Doomtree veteran Dessa. “Call Off Your Ghost” comes from their 2013Read more…

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Live Video: Dessa

Part of Minneapolis’ Doomtree collective, Dessa, the 7-member group’s only female emcee, may also be their most well rounded. A degree in philosophy, a background in writing, particularly in creative non-fiction and spoken-word, and enough business acumen to run day-to-days of the label itself all lend strength to Dessa’s presence on record and onstage. OnRead more…

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Live Video: Doomtree

Doomtree is a midwest hip-hop collective and label comprised of rappers, punk rockers, poets, and producers, all with successful solo careers who come together to create music with no expectations, no reservations, and most importantly, no limitations. Doomtree’s collaborative methodology results in a unique style of hip-hop, characterized by the sharp tongues and impressive vocabulariesRead more…

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Kevin Cole’s Afternoon Show Digital Discoveries, Part Four

As 2010 winds down, I’ll be spotlighting some of my favorite Song of the Day picks on the KEXP Blog. If you missed out on downloading any of these, now’s your chance to catch up and load up your iPod, for free! And why not make it your New Year’s resolution to subscribe to KEXP’s SongRead more…

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Live Video: Dessa

Following up our Song of the Day today with Minneapolis MC Dessa come these videos from her recent in-studio at KEXP. Labelmate of P.O.S, Dessa is the Doomtree Collective’s only female member, but more significantly, she’s the one to challenge many of the stereotypes of rap, choosing to focus mostly on interpersonal relationships of allRead more…

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Song of the Day: Dessa – Children’s Work

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different songs as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday, we deliver songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more…

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In the Studio: KEXP photos from early February

Tuvan throat singing one day, seventeen year old indie rockers the next — that’s how it goes in the KEXP studio. Over these past two weeks, we’ve had a ridiculously diverse group of guests live on the air. While Huun Huur Tu along with producer Carmen Rizzo brought us an update from the ancient East,Read more…

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Out This Week 2/8

This week features a gold mine of amazing new releases hailing from legendary musicians to up-and-coming, best new artists of the year contenders. Brooklyn band Yeasayer released their second album, Odd Blood, the followup to their breakthrough debut, All Hour Cymbals. While the hallucinatory pop maestros still remain within the mish mash realm of Eastern-flavoredRead more…

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