First Listen: Dessa, 'Parts of Speech'

Parts of Speech
Dessa's Parts of Speech (Courtesy of the artist)
The Man I Knew
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  • The Man I Knew 03:34
  • Call Off Your Ghost 03:38
  • Warsaw 03:11
  • Skeleton Key 03:34
  • Dear Marie 03:59
  • I'm Going Down 03:45
  • Fighting Fish 03:02
  • The Lamb 03:43
  • Beekeeper 03:55
  • Annabelle 04:00
  • It's Only Me 03:48
  • Sound the Bells 04:22
  • Icing Burns 03:02

It's practically Dessa Day here at The Current.

Tonight we're hosting Dessa Deconstructed, an event where the local singer-songwriter will break down her new album Parts of Speech word-by-word and beat-by-beat. She'll be performing tracks from the record at different stages of their production leading to the final recordings.

If you aren't attending Dessa Deconstructed, here's your chance to listen to the Parts of Speech final product one day before it releases.

After you stream Parts of Speech, read Andrew Swensson's review and watch the live Dessa Deconstructed webcast.

Let us know what you think about Parts of Speech on Twitter and Facebook.

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  • Album Review: Dessa - Parts of Speech At this point in her career, Dessa has little left to prove. In Minnesota, she's achieved total media saturation. Nationally, her profile has steadily risen with vocal support from flagship critics like Robert Christgau and media outlets like <em>Elle Magazine</em> and <em>MTV</em>. And all signs point to <em>Parts of Speech</em> serving as her biggest push toward a mainstream audience yet.
  • Dessa Deconstructed, Live in the UBS Forum June 24, 2013 6:30 p.m. CT Watch Dessa deconstruct songs from the new album before a live audience.