Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree has revealed their video for “Generator” from their recent full-length All Hands, out now on Doomtree Records. The video for “Genorator” was directed by James Gunderson.
Having just wrapped up a European tour and a performance at the Justin Vernon-curated Eaux Claires Festival, the group has announced a new slate of U.S. tour dates, dubbed the Off In The Deep Tour. The crew will hit major cities on both coasts, and will perform at several high-profile festivals: Riot Fest, Rifflandia, Boston Calling and Fun Fun Fun Fest. There is also a very special event on October 3 in St. Paul, MN.
Doomtree started as a mess of friends, fooling around after school, trying to make music without reading the manual. The group had varied tastes (rap, punk, indie rock, pop) so the music they made together often bore the toolmarks of several styles.Of necessity, Doomtree’s seven members figured out how to run a small business. Although each member has a career as a solo artist (Cecil Otter, Dessa, Lazerbeak, Mike Mictlan, P.O.S, Paper Tiger and Sims), every so often the whole crew convenes to make a collaborative record as a group. The newest Doomtree record is called All Hands, out now on Doomtree Records. The title nods to the nautical rally cry, “All hands on deck”.
To write All Hands, crew members sequestered themselves in a cabin with no cell reception to distract from the task at hand and no neighbours to be bothered by the music playing through the night.Though the Minneapolis sound is present on All Hands, the record is as much a product of seven friends, relying only on each other, working in international waters.
All Hands tracklist:
1. Final Boss
2. My Own Nation
3. .38 Airweight
4. Gray Duck
5. Heavy Rescue
6. 80 on 80
7. Mini Brute
8. Cabin Killer
10. The Bends
12. Off In The Deep
Doomtree tour dates:
8/29 – Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO (Riot Fest Afterparty)
8/30 – Riot Fest – Denver, CO
9/13 – Riot Fest – Chicago, IL
9/17-9/20 – Rifflandia Festival – Victoria, BC
9/19-9/20 – Riot Fest – Toronto, ON
9/23 – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
9/24 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
9/25 – The State Theatre – Portland, ME
9/26 – Boston Calling Festival – Boston, MA
9/27 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
10/3 – ??????????? – St. Paul, MN
10/14 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA #
10/15 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR #
10/16 – Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA #
10/17 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA #
11/6-11/8 – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX
# – w/ Astronautalis