Doomtree Shares New Track “Final Boss”

Doomtree Shares Track "Final Boss" from their forthcoming 'LP All Hands"

Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree has shared a new track called “Final Boss” off their upcoming full-length All Hands, due January 27, 2015 on their own Doomtree Records. “Final Boss” is available to stream below.

The group, which consists of Cecil Otter, Dessa, Lazerbeak, Mike Mictlan, P.O.S, Paper Tiger and Sims, has also announced a string of tour dates for early 2015, beginning on February 4 at Mojo’s in Columbia, MO, routing up and down both coasts, and concluding at SXSW 2015 in Austin, TX. These dates will feature support from Open Mike Eagle, Hellfyre Club, Transit, Greg Grease, Sean Anonymous and deM atlas at different points along the tour. The full list of tour dates is below.

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. When they had enough songs, they booked some shows. They made friends with the dudes at Kinkos to print up flyers. They burned some CDs to sell. The shows got bigger. Of necessity, Doomtree’s seven members figured out how to run a small business. Lazerbeak’s garage became the merchandise warehouse; P.O.S’ mom’s basement became the webstore. A decade and fifty releases later, it’s all properly official-Doomtree is now a real, live label with international distribution-but not too much has changed. Doomtree still partners with people who aren’t jerks. If they can’t find something they need, they make it themselves. Although each member has a career as a solo artist, every so often the whole crew convenes to make a collaborative record as a group.

The newest Doomtree record is called All Hands, due January 27th 2015. This is the sound of old friends fine-tuning their craft, both together and individually. To write All Hands, crew members sequestered themselves in a cabin with no cell reception to distract from the task at hand and no neighbors to be bothered by the music playing through the night. The process informed the product: the record creates and operates within its own sphere-a particular mix of menace, humor, beauty, and adrenaline. 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
9. Beastface
10. The Bends
11. Generator
12. Off In The Deep
13. Marathon


Doomtree tour dates:
1/27 – Grandma’s Sports Garden – Duluth, MN ^
2/4 – Mojo’s – Columbia, MO #
2/6 – Trees – Dallas, TX #
2/8 – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs – Houston, TX #
2/9 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA #
2/11 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA #
2/12 – Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC #
2/13 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA #
2/14 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC #
2/16 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA #
2/17 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY #
2/19 – Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI #
2/20 – Abbey Pub – Chicago, IL # %
2/21 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI # %
3/4 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE $
3/5 – Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, CO $
3/6 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO $
3/7 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT $
3/9 – Nuemo’s – Seattle, WA $
3/10 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR $
3/12 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA $
3/13 – The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA $
3/14 – The Glass House – Pomona, CA $
3/16 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ $
3/17 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM $
3/19-3/21 – SXSW – Austin, TX

# – with Open Mike Eagle
$ – with Hellfyre Club and Transit
% – with Greg Grease
^ – with Sean Anonymous and deM atlas

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