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May 18

A message from Aesop Rock –

“Here is something new – KLUTZ. Occasionally song structure eludes me and it feels good. No problem-solving or pesky hit chorus, just rambling. Klutz is such a moment. I had started a couple things to this beat before sacrificing it to the gods of not-shutting-up, but this seemed a fitting fate. I hope you enjoy it. My longtime video collaborator, Rob Shaw, helped visualize my long-windedness, and I’m excited to have Steve Espo Powers gracing the artwork for the release. Lyrics below. Thank you.”

“Klutz” is available to purchase/stream now: https://rse.lnk.to/klutz

Lyrics – Can’t motherfuck a motherfucker, from the underfunded Klutz who never undercut the butcher, The pick-a-booger-at-your-wake is bumping “I’m your pusher” also at your wake, Juvenile Intruders at the gate, brooding over waking history that bubbles from the blinking 12s of VCRs and Microwaves, like time machines for shrinking elders, rifling through their recipe, carrots, onions, celery, what unique amalgam of piss and repugnant energy spun him out of the 70s, to b-line for dessert? Fire-eater trying to keep it on the green side of the dirt, this is tea-time with the worst, geriatrics on decline of berserk, back in my day we were 3x more alert, now I go through my old clothing trying to find nostalgic threads to sell, walk away feeling like I should have never dressed myself, sincerely I was never on the cutting edge, my hand was on the hilt, you’re free to build with the other end, shriek into the vacuum If in spite of your accomplishments, you wake up feeling empty like Houdini’s grave probably is, volley with the quintessential digital-ager, Im offended by everything, my opinions comes in manger, oh boy, depreciating since they drove me off the lot, still into ghost stories and pot and the classic coconut bra, procedural crime drama shows with holes in the plot, and reminding clones there’s more to coping than a nose full of snot, ah, old pros throw ‘bows to the 808, you couldn’t throw a rope over a baby gate, bishop to queen 4 in damn Daniels under ram skulls, plan for cloudy with a chance of anvils, fever dreams of padded cells and jagged pills in frozen pipes, socialites from pageant hell with plastic smells and robot eyes, I’m hoping you all grow into the sentience you assume, as your moment of self-reflection is a moment for me too, look, with the steel chair, sure to serve the veal rare, brush up your evasion and basic tactical field care, I was on that constant futile rage before the internet, I been ignored for longer than you’ve been interested, the posse promise you nobody feels threatened by a scarecrow covered in crows who feel welcomed, that’s like hellions thinking hell is just ok but needs some polish, It helps to know intimidation’s all about the optics, come duck a bounty, it’s a hoot, Suffolk County it’s a zoo, puppy chow and bitches brew, it’s not exactly chicken soup, it’s heavy-lifters lifting, it’s ginseng on his whistling, it’s we don’t find the flippancy convincing, 2 for flinching, older yeller, never knew a no-kill shelter in his doggie days, now I draw my neighbors over Kouign-amanns and coffee stains, a walled and whirling urchin, more observant than audacious, I document the great unwashed and curse in Lithuanian, for a gallery of grifters channeling Sid’s action figures grafted with his little sister’s after markers glue and scissors, it’s trippy, the truth and fiction moving to a center, maybe it’s weirder they’ve never been photographed together, sometimes the stomach disappears from under a retreating lens, and patterns of a need to please abusive folk reveal themselves, I’m peeling back the layers, I’m sneaking past the lasers, I’m a lover, I’m a fighter, I’m a seed to blackened acres, the dogs I think are following me home are out to kill me, your music makes a motherfucker wanna move to Elm Street, rejection of the spirit by the body at your service, if you mess-up every friendship come get swept up in the current, here, wheels fall off of cars when they see him, seas part, green trees march out of Eden, I’m known to eat the heart and keep the archery uneven, are you starting to be part of the kinesis?

 

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Nov 01

‘Hot Dogs’ is a audio/video project celebrating the tangents of a delirious brain over the course of a late-night skate to the store.” –Aesop Rock

The song was written and produced by Aesop Rock. The video was shot and edited by Kurt Hayashi, and features the skateboarding of Jake Gascoyne. All 3 collaborated conceptually to bring “Hot Dogs” to the screen. The digital version of “Hot Dogs” is available now. You can also pre-order the limited 7” vinyl version (500 copies) which features both the song and the instrumental, as well as art/design by Jake Gascoyne. 100% of the proceeds from “Hot Dogs” digital sales and streaming, and all vinyl pre-orders now thru Nov 23rd, will all be donated to http://www.grindforlife.org/ – A charity started by skateboarder Mike Rogers after his second battle with sarcoma cancer. The organization’s mission is to provide financial support to patients and families when traveling long distances to doctors and hospitals. More info can be found on their website.

Song Credits: Written and produced by Aesop Rock
Synthesizer by Grimace Federation
Mixed by Joey Raia
Mastered by Joe LaPorta
Video Credits: Shot and edited by Kurt Hayashi
Skateboarding of Jake Gascoyne
Animation by Franky Martin

“Hot Dogs” is available to purchase/stream now: https://rse.lnk.to/hotdogs 100% of the proceeds from “Hot Dogs” digital sales and streaming, and all vinyl pre-orders, now thru Nov 23rd, will all be donated to http://www.grindforlife.org/. More info below.

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Aug 11

Lice is back with a brand new invention: Triple Fat Lice. Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman once again join forces for this 100% FREE digital EP brought to you by Rhymesayers Entertainment and Stones Throw Records. Artwork by Jeremy Fish Artwork.

Bandcamp – http://bit.ly/Lice3BC
Soundcloud – http://bit.ly/Lice3SC
YouTube – http://bit.ly/Lice3YT See More

In addition – the limited VINYL version of Triple Fat Lice is available to pre-order NOW

Fifth Element: http://bit.ly/Lice3FE
Stones Throw: http://bit.ly/Lice3ST

Should you feel inspired to cough up some dough after receiving the gift of digital song free of charge, here are some places we’ve mentioned in the past that could use your help-
https://www.gofundme.com/helpkidscatchfish
https://skateistan.org
https://www.cityharvest.org
https://www.prepforprep.org

Peace,
Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman

 

 

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Oct 12

It’s your lucky day…a new video game video for “Shrunk” and new tour dates from Aesop Rock.  He’s going back out with Rob Sonic & DJ Zone with Homeboy Sandman opening (although there will probably be some Lice moments during the show).

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Sep 29


People of earth –

We are proud to announce our new FREE EP – Lice Two: Still Buggin’ … Should the majesty of free music inspire some charity, here are a couple places we feel your money could do some good:
helpkidscatchfish | skateistan.org

Have a fantastic day – Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman

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Sep 09

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Finally got a chance to catch up on some full length listening, particularly Atmosphere’s Fishing Blues. 

They just kicked off The Shit We’ve Been Through Tour-tickets still available in select cities.

Date   Location   Venue  
09.09.16 Saskatoon, SK O’Brian’s Event Centre
09.10.16 Calgary, AB Elliston Park
09.11.16 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
09.13.16 Victoria, BC (SOLD OUT) Sugar Nightclub
09.14.16 Vancouver, BC (SOLD OUT) Commodore Ballroom
09.15.16 Seattle, WA (SOLD OUT) Showbox SoDo
09.17.16 Portland, OR (SOLD OUT) Roseland Theater
09.18.16 Bend, OR Midtown Ballroom
09.19.16 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
09.20.16 San Francisco, CA The Masonic
09.23.16 San Diego, CA (SOLD OUT) Observatory North Park
09.24.16 Los Angeles, CA Shrine LA (Outdoors)
09.26.16 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
09.28.16 Santa Fe, NM Sante Fe Brewing Company
09.30.16 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
10.01.16 Boise, ID Knitting Factory Concert House
10.02.16 Missoula, MT The Wilma
10.03.16 Billings, MT Babcock Theatre
10.05.16 Fargo, ND Fargo Civic Center
10.06.16 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
10.07.16 Madison, WI Orpheum Theater
10.08.16 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium
10.15.16 Anchorage, AK (SOLD OUT) Williwaw
10.22.16 Cinncinnati, OH Ubahn Festival
11.02.16 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
11.03.16 Detroit, MI Majestic Theater
11.04.16 Toronto, ON Rebel (formerly Sound Academy)
11.05.16 London, ON London Music Hall
11.07.16 Montreal, QC Fairmount Théâtre
11.09.16 Portland, ME State Theatre
11.10.16 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground – Ballroom
11.11.16 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place
11.12.16 Philadelphia, PA Theater of The Living Arts (TLA)
11.14.16 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
11.15.16 New York, NY Webster Hall
11.17.16 Boston, MA House of Blues
11.18.16 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
11.19.16 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
11.21.16 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
11.22.16 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
11.23.16 Milwaukee, WI The Rave / Eagles Club
11.28.16 Duluth, MN Clyde Iron Works
11.29.16 Minneapolis, MN (SOLD OUT) First Avenue & 7th Street Entry
12.01.16 Kahului, HI Maui Arts & Cultural Center
12.02.16 Honolulu, HI The Republik
12.03.16 Honolulu, HI The Republik

all roads lead back to RSE.

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Mar 23

aesoprocktour

Aesop Rock is heading out on tour in support of The Impossible Kid (out April 29th).  He’s performing with Rob Sonic & DJ Zone with Homeboy Sandman & DJ Sosa opening.  (Are we going to get some performances of Lice?)

05-05 Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo
05-06 Seattle, WA – Neumos
05-07 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
05-09 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
05-10 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
05-12 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
05-13 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
05-15 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
05-16 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
05-18 Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club
05-20 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
05-21 Durango, CO – Animas City Theater
05-23 Denver, CO – Cervantes
05-24 Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
06-02 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
06-03 Chicago, IL – The Metro
06-04 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
06-06 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
06-07 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
06-08 Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
06-10 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
06-11 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
06-13 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
06-15 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
06-16 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
06-17 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
06-27 Richmond, VA – The National
06-28 Washington, DC – 930 Club
06-29 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
07–02 Knoxville, TN – The International
07-03 Atlanta, GA – The Loft
07-05 Orlando, FL – The Social
07-06 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
07-08 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
07-10 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
07-11 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
07-13 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
07-14 Dallas, TX – Trees

Aesop also premiered a new episode of his web series where he has discussed moving, working with other musicians, and his family and friends with Dr. Izzo the Bear.  Here are the released episodes:

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Feb 18

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Aesop Rock’s new album, The Impossible Kid, will be out April 29th on Rhymesayers.  Album artwork is an Alex Pardee creation.  Some tracks feature Philly band Grimace Federation.

Track Listing:

01 Mystery Fish
02 Rings
03 Lotta Years
04 Dorks
05 Rabies
06 Supercell
07 Blood Sandwich
08 Get Out of the Car
09 Shrunk
10 Kirby
11 TUFF
12 Lazy Eye
13 Defender
14 Water Tower
15 Molecules

 

The first single is “Rings”.  Video directed by Rob Shaw.

via Pitchfork.

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Nov 25

rse20cropRhymesayers are putting on an epic show for their 20th Anniversary.  One night only at the Target Center in Minneapolis.  Friday, December 4, 2015.   Tickets still available here.

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Aug 19

aesopshowphoto by Skye Rossi

Aesop, Rob Sonic & DJ Abilities are performing tonight at Star Theater, 13 NW Sixth Ave, Portland, OR as part of the 3 Days at MFNW presented by Red Bull Sound Select.  You have to RSVP here. (It’s 21+ and entrance is not guaranteed, so arrive early!)

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