BIG NEWS DAY! To celebrate their debut 7″ getting launched out into the world, Stef and Andy have just announced a Four Fists release show at the Triple Rock one week from today! Tickets go on sale at noon CST today (10/1) and will not last long. Check out the flyer below for more details, and click HERE at 12:00pm to grab your tickets fast. This show is gonna be the best.
In other Four Fists news, the pre-order officially ended last weekend. Thanks again to everyone who picked up a copy. International orders ship out today, and US orders will ship on Thursday, so you should be seeing everything real soon. We’ve still got some signed standard vinyl available at the Doomtree Webstore right HERE if you missed it.
Dessa is back in town for a little bit and refuses to sleep ever. She will be celebrating the release of a new poetry chapbook at the Walker Art Center this Thursday (10/3), with special guests Aby Wolf, Sims, and Taj Raj all performing as well. The show is already well beyond sold out, but you can go HERE at 7:00 CST on Thursday to stream the entire event. The chapbook is initially being released in a small run through Rain Taxi, but we’ll be announcing details next month on larger scale availability through Doomtree. We’ll keep you posted on all of that.
Our very own Mike Mictlan has a couple of Midwest dates coming up this month. Next Thursday (10/10) he’ll be in Chicago playing on a seriously stacked bill alongside Prof and Sean Anonymous. Check out the flyer below and grab your tickets HERE. This show is gonna rule.
Then a few weeks later Mike heads down to Lawrence, Kansas on 10/23 for the second installment of a new all ages rap party showcase at The Bottleneck. Check the flyer below, and click HERE for more details and ticket info.
Now it’s time for a little producer spotlight for a change (rappers take all the shine). Cecil and I have been getting together once a week since the beginning of the year to work on a bunch of collaborative beats. A lot of those will be going towards the new crew record that we’re about to start making, but we’ve also been trying our hand at a few remixes. One of which is being released today on the new Matt and Kim Lightning Remixes album.
You can check out our remix of “Now” on the Soundcloud player below, and grab the whole album from iTunes right HERE. Super pumped with how this track turned out, and happy to see our names alongside some great artists like Bonde do Role and Anamanaguchi on the tracklist. Check it out.
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Alright, that about does it for this week’s post. I’ll close things out with a few Video Bonus Jams from the albums that I’ve been really feeling lately. So much good stuff has dropped in the last couple weeks it’s been hard to keep up. Here’s a handful of my favorites.
HAIM – “Falling”
The Cloak Ox – “Pigeon Lung”
Drake – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
Caroline Smith – “Magazine”
The Blind Boys of Alabama feat. Shara Worden – “I’ll Find A Way (To Carry It All)”
Greg Grease – “Continuum”
Lizzo feat. Sophia Eris – “Batches & Cookies”
Had to sneak that last video in one more time, it’s just too good! I’ll leave you with a couple Bonus Penny Pics to satisfy the family contingency. Here she is on top of the world after discovering her new favorite thing in life: Goggle Sunglasses. They are currently blowing her tiny little mind.
And here’s a quick behind the scenes look at her most recent photo shoot for the fall launch of Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku baby clothing line. The Year of the Endorsement Deal is getting extended well into 2014.
OK, that’s it for real. I hope you all have a wonderful week, and I’ll see you next Tuesday!