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Cecil Otter

Emcee | Producer


Cecil Otter is a compelling musician for the same reasons he’s good with cards. The technique runs on charm, patience, intuition, and precision.

Cecil is one of the founding members of Doomtree. As an emcee he’s admired for his lyric, cinematic style. He writes about love, vengeance, and redemption—and the spaces where the three convene. His narratives ride on his imagery: sepia flickers of loners, beauties, ghosts, and vagabonds.

As a producer, his sound is nostalgic. He features swooning guitar lines, masterful drums, vinyl crackle, and distant voices. The effect is melodic, often melancholic, and seems to draw on the sentiment of another, more romantic era.

Cecil’s fascination with rap music started when his big sister ran away from home. She left a box of rap cassettes beneath her bed, all intentionally mislabeled to prevent confiscation by her parents. Easy E with a Jon Bon Jovi sticker. NWA as Michael Bolton. At eight, Cecil memorized every word, intent on impressing her when she returned.

A few years later, Cecil learned to skate, went semi-pro and spent hours practicing with high school friends Stef (P.O.S) and Johnny (Paper Tiger). Kai (MK Larada) made the occasional visit, often with a camera in hand. The same varied cast of characters began making music together—some rap, some punk, some rock—and by 2000 the name Doomtree surfaced.

Now, almost a decade later, Cecil has contributed to nearly a dozen releases in the Doomtree Records catalog. His most recent full-length, Rebel Yellow, was re-released by Sage Francis for Strange Famous Records. He’s now recording his solo project, Porcelain Revolver.

Solo Projects

False Hopes 7
Rebel Yellow

Cecil Otter's Blog

NO KINGS TOUR 2012

Posted on December 01, 2011

WE’RE GOING ON TOUR!

And a big one. The entire Doomtree crew will balance on two axles and make our way around the United States (and a few Canadian cities to boot). More tour dates to be announced soon.

Advance presale tickets for the No Kings tour are on sale right now here. Use the login “doomtree” and password “tickets” to gain access to the presale!

Without further ado….

No shows announced at the moment.

No shows announced at the moment.

Good Time Zoo hits Minneapolis October 15th!

Posted on August 11, 2011

Lazerbeak

Date City Venue Country
09.13.14 Lazerbeak in Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe United States
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: $10. Address: 318 North 1st Avenue. Venue phone: (612) 338-8100. THE F Buy tickets

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SIMS Good Time Zoo Tour with Lazerbeak and Cecil Otter

Posted on August 03, 2011

Sims is offering limited advance pre-sale tickets for the Good Time Zoo Tour to his fans right now! You can order the pre-sale tickets here and use the following login information to gain access!

Username: Sims
Password: Tickets

Sims is offering everyone that purchases pre-sale tickets an autographed tour poster and autographed CD of the soon-to-be-released EP Wildlife (produced by Lazerbeak) that will drop right before the tour begins.

These items will be available for pick-up at the venue on the night that the Good Time Zoo Tour rolls into your town. Just come to the merch table and check in to pick-up your goodies.

Tour Dates:

No shows announced at the moment.

It’s My Birthday

Posted on July 16, 2009

Salt Lake City is treating me very well.