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Mar 27

We were sworn to secrecy, but since RSE just announced it, here it is:

Iconic New York-born, San Francisco-based rapper and producer, Aesop Rock, is joining forces with Rhymesayers to release his sixth studio album, Skelethon, on July 10th 2012. Since the release of None Shall Pass in 2007, we’ve seen Aesop Rock touring the world, launching online arts outlet, 900bats.com, and collaborating on LPs with Felt, Hail Mary Mallon, the Uncluded and more. Skelethon not only sees the rapper back waxing poetically on his own but also marks his first wholly self-produced effort. While the sounds are familiar, we see Aesop venturing in some exciting new directions with guest appearances from indie rock archetype, Kimya Dawson, as well as Allyson Baker of Dirty Ghosts, Hanni El Khatib, Nicky Fleming-Yaryan, Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz and the Grimace Federation. Aesop’s new album follows in the wake of several deep personal losses and highlights subject matter that deals with the sometimes-futile ways people try to cope with serious issues. The cover art comes from Barcelona-based painter Aryz. Skelethon is set to be both a showpiece for his illustrious career and a serious payoff for his droves of ever-patient loyal fans.

1. Leisureforce
2. ZZZ Top
3. Cycles To Gehenna
4. Zero Dark Thirty
5. Fryerstarter
6. Ruby ’81
7. Crows 1
8. Crows 2
9. Racing Stripes
10. 1,000 O’Clock
11. Homemade Mummy
12. Grace
13. Saturn Missiles
14. Tetra
15. Gopher Guts

Follow Aesop Rock on Twitter @AesopRockWins

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Dec 09
Here are some other gift suggestions from another staff member of ours. There are a handful of great gifts sure to cover everyone on your list!
Obey: Supply & Demand The Art of Shepard Fairey 1989–2009 (20th Anniversary Edition), Hardcover

Absolute must-have for the art lover/collector in your life.  Beautiful collection of Shepard Fairey’s vast body of work.

tokidoki – Donutella Plush Toy

Possibly the cutest plush toy on the site.  The perfect gift for the little ones.  You can also pick from a Kaiju Dragon and Stellina Unicorno.  Buy one or all three!

Yummy You! – Choco-Chip Cookie Fingerless Mitts

For the DIYer who’s short on time!

Gentle Fawn – Frame Hooded Cape Women’s Top, Heather Charcoal

A warm and stylish jacket alternative for the fashion forward ladies.

Melody Ehsani – Armor Dillo With Crystals Ring, Silver

The perfect amount of bling for any holiday party.   Set yourself apart and shine in silver, gold or gunmetal.

Incase – Andy Warhol iPhone 4 Camo Snap Case

Accessorize your new iphone with this Warhol classic.

OBEY – Ornament iPad Case, Natural White

Keep your new ipad safe while looking stylish with this Obey padded case.

Imaginary Foundation – Infinite Pullover Men’s Hoodie, Black

The power of the imagination makes us infinite.  I imagine this will be his favorite Xmas gift.

Aesop Rock – Appleseed CD

From the secret Aesop Rock vaults!  Snag one of these previously out of print cd’s as a stocking stuffer.

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Nov 06

Hop over

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Nov 03

DJ Big Wiz, Rob Sonic & Aesop stopped by on their way to their show at Sacamento State tonight.  Tickets still available here.   We are all waving hello to @MattRevelli

Aesop also dropped off some Appleseed cds which should be posted shortly.  He promised to come back and sign some when he has a moment…

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Aug 25

We’ve been uber negligent about posting news, but we’re trying to catch up.  Still a few more dates left on the Aesop x Kimya Dawson tour.  Q Roadhouse just tweeted that the show tomorrow is almost sold out…tickets at Q or www.artlabmusic.com

August 26
Wilson, WY – Q Roadhouse w/ Kimya Dawson, Rob Sonic, and DJ Big Wiz,
August 27
Bozeman, MT – The Emerson Theatre w/ Kimya Dawson, Rob Sonic, and DJ Big Wiz,
August 28
Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory w/ Kimya Dawson, Rob Sonic, and DJ Big Wiz,

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Jun 14

Fish just added a few more animations from my upcoming “listen and learn” show. He says, “Today’s storytellers are: SNOOP, BRYAN COONS, MIKE GIANT, AND AESOP ROCK. big hugs and thanks to KAMP GRIZZLY for making these.”

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May 06

with Aesop Rock, I botched up the chance to get the repress of Appleseed on the site for the weekend (sorry, he tried,  I didn’t pick up the phone).  I am offering a goofy picture of Kimya & Rob instead.

Check them all at the Greek Theater in Berkeley with Atmosphere on the Family Tour tomorrow night. Tickets still available!

Also, finally got the new shirts on the site: Hail Mary Mallon, Aesop Rock Crow (silver), Aesop Rock Crow (white).  All designed by Coro!    We only have a limited quantity of the shirts, as they are taking most of them on the road with them.  The east coast leg of the tour starts Tuesday…

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Apr 27

People comment all the time how we never update the blog with office visit pictures anymore…folks still stop by, but they’re all pretty much tired of posing for our bad pictures.  Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz, and Aesop Rock (the group now known as  Hail Mary Mallon) humored us.  They even posed with a copy of Sonic Sum’s second single, “Callarama Galla”  (featuring a Dan Lang cover).  They’re about  to do a bunch of tour dates (and release a new album on RSE).  More Aesop news on his new site including new shirt designs & tour dates…

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Apr 20

new site!  www.aesoprock.com

new tour dates!

new side project!

Hail Mary Mallon with Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz (art by Coro)

You can hear a preview song, “Smock”  on the Rolling Stone site.  Album coming out via RSE on 6/7.

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Jan 21

Sorry, we’ve been somewhat snoozy about keeping up to date with Aesop et al happenings, here are some recent vids from the the 900bats blog they’ve been doing:

Rob Sonic Answers Important Questions:

Aesop Doing “None Shall Pass” at ZeroFriends (someone recently asked me if he was still rapping…uh, yes)

Cage doing “Blood Boy” at ZeroFriends

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