Freebie | Get a little taste of Gayngs, “A Gaudy Side of Town”

We previously mentioned about this mid-western supergroup that consisted of primarily Wisconsin and Minnesota artists called Gayngs.  The group, founded by Ryan Olson and Solid Gold members Zack Coulter and Adam Hurlburt, consists of Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), P.O.S., Dessa, Lookbook, Andrew Bird’s touring unit and countless others.  The album has been described as a psychadelic soul trip. Their album called Relayted drops May 25th. Gayngs label Jagjaguwar just drop the first track as a free download.  It kind reminds me of old school Wham, but funkier and sleazier (in a good way). Check it out for yourself. (spotted at The Fader)

Gayngs – “A Gaudy Side of Town”


Interview | Dessa from Doomtree

Before I moved to Milwaukee, I lived in Minneapolis for about 9 years. About 6 years ago I did a local music show with three other friends on KFAI, a community station. We came up with this idea to put on a show at the Triple Rock Social Club featuring all local artists and bands. One of those artist was very young talented artist by the name of Dessa from a hip hop crew called Doomtree , which P.O.S was founding member. She totally amazed the crowd and me with her lyrics and music.

Not only she has an amazing flow, but she has amazing singing voice.  Her talents does not just include music, but she is also an accomplish writer. She wrote Sprial Bound, which is collection of stories, poems, and other literary gems. Fast-forward to today, Dessa recently release her debut release “A Badly Broken Code” on Doomtree Records, and she is currently on tour in support of the record. She will be playing Turner Hall Ballroom with crew mate P.O.S. on Saturday, March 20th.

I got a chance to talk to Dessa via phone a couple of weeks back. Take a listen (I apologize for the sound quality. Cell phone interviews can be rough).

Dessa Interview Pt. 1

Dessa Interview Pt. 2

Dessa Interview Pt. 3

Dessa – “Dixon’s Girl”

Dessa – “Poor Atlas”

Introducing Gayngs | A Midwestern Indie Supergroup (Mostly)


The music supergroup is either a hit or a miss, and given it’s overall record, it is usually a miss.  Last year it was N.A.S.A. Probably the most successful supergroup is the Gorillaz who have an album due out in March. I don’t think anything can compare to the newest supergroup of Gayngs.  What in the hell is Gayngs? Think of it as a Midwestern supergroup comprising mostly of Minnesota and Wisconsin artists.  Gayngs features Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Mike Noyce, P.O.S and Dessa from Doomtree, Minneapolis Solid Gold,Ivan Howard of The Rosebuds, Lookbook of Milwaukee’s Listening Party Records, Andrew Bird’s touring band, jazz-saxophonist Michael Lewis of Minneapolis Happy Apple, Megafaun from North Carolina, and others. The album will be called Relayted and will be released on May 11, 2010 on Jagjaguwar.  Just read the one sheet to get an idea of the whole project:

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Video | Dessa “Dixon’s Girl”

As you may know, P.O.S. and Dessa of Mineapolis’ Doomtree collectivewill be coming to Milwaukee on March 20th to Turner Hall Ballroom.  Dessa just released her debut release “A Badly Broken Code” this past Tueesday, and we have been playing the song “Dixon’s Girl”.  Well she recently released the video for the song as well just so you can have a taste before she hits Milwaukee. She will be an artist to watch in 2010! Enjoy.

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Freebie: Doomtree’s Dessa, “Dixon’s Girl”

Dessa Darling

A lot of people been asking about a song we have been playing early this year called “Sadie Hawkins” by a very talented artist by the name of Dessa Darling of the Minneapolis hip hop collective Doomtree. I get questions like: Is she going to put out an album or is she ever going to perform in Milwaukee. Well I got answers for both of those questions. Yes and yes.  Dessa Darling will be releasing a full length album on January 19th called “A Badly Broken Code”, and she will be performing with fellow Doomtree artist P.O.S. March 20th, at Turner Hall Ballroom.  However, if you can’t wait until March to see her, you can catch her in Madison with Kid Sister and fellow Doomtree artist Sims this New Year’s Eve. In the meantime, check out and download a track from her forthcoming album.

Are You Feeling This: P.O.S., Black Lips and Shawn Hewitt

Lots of songs never make it to the radio that are getting lots of attention online.  Live tracks, sanctioned and unsanctioned remixes, mash-ups, overlooked gems by unsigned artists.  Every week on “Are You Feeling This,” we invite you to hear what the buzz is all about.  You tell us what you think.  Vote in the Are You Feeling This poll, leave a comment, send us an e-mail.

Last Week’s winner was Adele with “Right As Rain (nVme remix) from the Adele 1988 Mixtape presented by Mick Boogie.

This week on ”Are You Feeling This”: New music from Doomtree and Rhymesayer artist P.O.S., Atlanta based band the Black Lips from their forthcoming album “200 Million Thousand”, and Canadian singer/songwriter Shawn Hewitt.

Take a listen below and let us know what you think by voting in the “Are You Feeling This” listener poll.

Shawn Hewitt – “One On One”

Freebie: New P.O.S, “Goodbye”


Doomtree member and founder and Rhymesayer artist P.O.S. has a new album coming out on February 3rd on Rhymesayers. We have been playing the Doomtree song “Dots and Dashes” feat. P.O.S and Dessa here on 88Nine RadioMilwaukee.  Check out the new song “Goodbye” and let me know what you think.

P.O.S – Goodbye from his forthcoming album “Never Better” (download)

He will be going on tour to support “Never  Better” here are the tour dates.

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