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Same Damn Door

Dilly Dally Alley

Same Damn Door is about how foolish it is to pursue success with too much ambition. It was written by founder and lead singer of Dilly, Sophia Spiegel, after her engineer and coproducer, Adam Tucker, told her to write a short, silly song without thinking too hard about it. They were having a conversation about the political landscape of the music
Same Damn Door is about how foolish it is to pursue success with too much ambition. It was written by founder and lead singer of Dilly, Sophia Spiegel, after her engineer and coproducer, Adam Tucker, told her to write a short, silly song without thinking too hard about it. They were having a conversation about the political landscape of the music industry, how serious everything felt at the time, and how odd it is that people worked so hard to perform and release to just be in meaningful, playful spaces with other people.

It opens with a high BPM groove laid down by Dilly drummer Ben Ehrlich. Slowly, other voices trickle in to accompany Sophia’s angry diatribe. Maxwell Voda creeps in with a soon-to-be roaring bass groove, doubled by a thrumming synth that gets equally as deafening. Levi Schwartzberg joins in with his sultry Rhodes chords, and so does Sophia with her melodious guitar. Mitch Van Laar and Denny Carlson enter the stream of crescendoing noises with snaking, chromatic horn lines, until the whole band drops out for Sophia’s jaded conclusion to her angry rant: “Is a door that leads to heaven just the same damn door that leads to hell?” Thus commences a song that, within the span of just 3 minutes, will make banging your fists, stomping your feet, and maybe even quitting your job all too irresistible.
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Dilly Dally Alley is a Minneapolis-based band eternally striving to seek out the perfect groove, and known for bringing an excess of balloons//crowd games to every performance. Think indie funk and neosoul, but THEY also like to wrap you with something synthy, grungy, folky, and whatever else they're feeling at the time.  Members of this family so far are Denny Carlson (alto sax), Ben Ehrlich (drums), Levi Schwartzberg (keys),  Sophia Spiegel (vocals, guitar, cello), Mitch Van Laar (trumpet), & Max Voda (bass, violin).

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Come celebrate the release of Dilly Dally Alley's new soon-to-be-hit single, "Same Damn Door" with Floodwater Angel, Full Catholic, and The Confused Wednesday, January 3rd at 7th Street Entry. Doors are at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. Must be 18 or older to attend.

Same Damn Door is a driving, synthy, punky digression from Dilly’s typical smooth, neosoul style. It is about how foolish it is to pursue success with too much ambition, and the futility of finding an ultimate comfortable clearing in life. It was written by founder and lead singer of Dilly, Sophia Spiegel, after being told by producer and engineer, Adam Tucker, to just write a silly short song and not think too hard about it. This was in the midst of a conversation about the political landscape of the music industry, how serious everything felt at the time, and how odd it is that people worked so hard to perform and release to just be in meaningful, playful spaces with other people.

$12 Advance, $15 Door

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Make You Whole

Dilly Dally Alley

Make You Whole is jam-packed with infectious grooves and upbeat shuffles, but its lyrics also dig into what vulnerable strongholds of comfort remain in our fracturing world. It grapples with different strands of rejection (of the queer self, of one's own trauma, of the turbulent forces of our planet, of our loved ones), how our brokenness after

Make You Whole is jam-packed with infectious grooves and upbeat shuffles, but its lyrics also dig into what vulnerable strongholds of comfort remain in our fracturing world. It grapples with different strands of rejection (of the queer self, of one's own trauma, of the turbulent forces of our planet, of our loved ones), how our brokenness after rejection can form a patchwork of strength and wisdom, and how our beauty lies in the very fibers of this vulnerability. Especially when you’re dancing to these tunes about it.

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