Dessa is a rapper, a singer, and an essayist with the Doomtree collective--the ascendant Minneapolis hip hop crew. She's made the Billboard Top 200 list as a solo artist (for Parts of Speech) and as a Doomtree member (for All Hands). She's made a career out of bucking traditional genre designations--she's rapped at Lollapalooza, arranged for full choir, and co-written classical works for orchestra. As a writer, she's contributed to MPR, the Star Tribune, literary journals around the country, and has published two short collections of her own. She's on tour now, with dates booked throughout the US and Central Europe.

Vocalist and songwriter, Aby Wolf, has breathed beauty upon the Twin Cities for years. She has attained broad recognition as the region's premier vocal talent through stirring solo performances and collaborations too numerous to mention. Her profile has been most notably bolstered by performing as Dessa's secret weapon of harmony for the past six years. One listen to her new album, "Wolf Lords," will show anything but a predeliction for hip hop. She instead finds ample space for her enlightened vocal-pop moves to radiate inside the patient productions of beat mastermind, Grant Cutler (formerly of Lookbook). With textures that range from spare and atmospheric to stomping electro-pop triumphs, "Wolf Lords" astounds with steely personal lyrics delivered with scads of vocal flourish. 2013 will see the entire world considering Wolf a top-flight singing diva, no longer resigned to being the darling of only Minneapolis and St. Paul.


While finding his way through middle school and high school in the late 90s and early 00s with a love of dance pop and house music, Bradley Hale (of Now, Now) kept his obsessions to himself. Sombear is a way of reliving that youthful spirit without the confinement of hallways soaked in testosterone. Fragile and introverted pop is his cautious attempt at reassembling who he is.



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