The Book was Better

by The Doubleclicks

Boundaries (Marzipan the Cat)
I’m Winning
Afterparty for One
Clifford is not too Big
Super Beatrice
Nobody Gets It
Happy Birthday, Nobody Hates You
The Ballad of Millie Rosa Jane
Brand New Year
Something I Can Hold
I Don’t Wanna
We’re All Gonna Die


"The Book Was Better" is about a lot of things: gender, dogs, cats, anxiety, Halloween, and pizza are some of the things. But the big theme is this: We spend too much time yelling on the Internet, and we should all try something else. Certainly we can't stop using the Internet, that would be ridiculous. But just a tiny break sometimes, yeah — that's probably good. Go to a museum. Go roller skating and break your arm. Try to throw a birthday party and don't cancel it when you get overwhelmed at the very idea of human interaction.

It's a comedy album.


releases May 10, 2019

Album written, produced and performed by the Doubleclicks (Aubrey Turner and Laser Malena-Webber) and these great people:

Aaron Wilson: production: 8. piano: 2, 6, 8, 9
Jason Charles Miller: production and guitars: 7
Mercury Shadow: fiddle and string/percussion arrangements: 9, 10, 12
Paul Sabourin: trumpet: 4
Group vocal on 9: Amy Dallen, Amy Vorpahl, Bonnie Gordon, Jason Charles Miller, Kate Leth, and Xander Jeanneret

Album art and design by Natalie Metzger (
Mixed by Aubrey Turner
Mastering by Adam Boose of Cauliflower Audio


To our mom, Suzy Webber (check out her art!!! for following your bliss and being a supportive and rad and hilarious mom.

To our dad, Stephen Webber, for being a huge supporter, and a role model of music, biz, and badass-ness.

To our partners Richard and Justin, who are both huge nerds and delightful humans.

To Marzipan, the cat, who is perfect.

To the Old Spaghetti Factory for being conveniently located near the studio, for when we needed a pasta break.

To the House on the Rock and Wizard Quest, which gave us an appreciation for the mechanical. To all the apps that block social media from our phones so we don’t need to wander into the ocean.

To the friends we text with who keep us moving forward: Lucia, Cary, Kate, Rachael, Alice, Katie, Shadow, Jennie, Sam and all the squads in Portland and Los Angeles.

To the people who listened to our podcast “You Should Write A Song About That,” which is where most of these songs came from. To everyone who supports us on Patreon for keeping us going and funding music videos!

Thank you to our Kickstarter supporters who made this album possible, especially executive producers Stephen Webber and David Koble.




The Doubleclicks Portland, Oregon

The Doubleclicks are a pair of siblings who sing about cats, dinosaurs, and feelings.
The Doubleclicks' clever brand of nerdy folk music has been called "relentlessly likable" and "face-meltingly wry."
Their fans tend to be software developers, writers and their loved ones, as well as anyone who loves Star Trek, grammar, dinosaurs or video games.
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