Double Double Whammy is a Brooklyn, NY based indie and folk label established in 2011. In September 2018 Pitchfork described the label as largely releasing singer-songwriters that have “a knack for delivering devastating details with a quiet force” and that it has helped “shift the sound of indie rock/pop over the last few years”.
They’ll take over the Sound Room for a special evening to showcase three rising stars of the label.
Maya Bon aka Babehoven, the Portland-based heart-on-sleeve songwriter, who uses music to peel back the layers of her own experience—sometimes sad, sometimes surreal, always vividly rendered—to reveal universal emotional truths hidden in the most intimately personal of details.
2nd Grade plays music off their latest album, Easy Listening, a collection of overloaded guitar genius ringing from hi-fi headphones and blown-out boombox speakers. A record of rock ‘n’ roll daydreams and terminal boredom, the album is like a blue slushy on a hot day, a sweet respite. Across the album, hi-fi and lo-fi styles splice together; playful references and surreal hints of impossibility build a complex, believable world atop a foundation of simple and sticky melodies that resonate on very first listen.
Katie Bennett, singer-songwriter behind the bygone indie pop band Free Cake for Every Creature, spent the last three years exploring what it means to be her. She looked into the mirror and then she stepped into it; extended her arms forward, reached for the hands that reached back, and came together whole as Katie Bejsiuk. The name Bejsiuk is the singer-songwriter’s original surname: her father, a first generation American with parents from Ukraine, changed it before she was born. Her debut album, The Woman on the Moon was released this summer on DDW.