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Restless and passionate but with an unflinching realism at his core, Sims has seen enough of life to know there are no easy answers. His second full-length release, Bad Time Zoo, out February 15th on Doomtree Records, reflects this rapper’s ongoing quest for solid understanding in a society on the brink of dystopia. For Sims, it’s been a long road.

Andrew Sims grew up in the working-class Minneapolis suburb of Hopkins, Minnesota. His parents were both musicians with problems of their own, and Sims often had to look out for himself and his younger brother. “I was super short-fused,” he remembers. “I got in fights almost every day until I was about 13.”

He found solace in rap and R&B music, nurturing a love for mainstream hits as well as then-underground artists such as the Wu-Tang Clan. His parents didn’t approve of his new love, however, so he built a secret stash of cassette mixtapes that he traded to kids at school. He soon found a gift for rhyme and begin channeling his aggression into feisty, kinetic wordplay.

His rap habit quickly grew from playground cyphers to recorded projects. In high school, he met a local producer and rapper named P.O.S. who would sell him beats for $30 a pop and let him record at his house for free. Eventually, their home-recording experiment blossomed into a full-on musical enterprise that would pull in other aspiring artists and help put Minneapolis hip-hop on the map.

Enter Doomtree. Hailing from the same untamed Minneapolis indie music scene that spawned both punk legends the Replacements and, 20 years later, hip-hop powerhouse Rhymesayers, Doomtree has become one of the most trusted and influential names in grassroots hip-hop.

Since its birth in 2002, Doomtree has grown from a CD-R-slinging, fast-food-fueled DIY collective into a tightly knit, business-savvy operation. In addition to Sims and P.O.S., Doomtree’s roster includes some of the most daring artists working in hip-hop today: Lazerbeak, Dessa, Mike Mictlan, Paper Tiger, and Cecil Otter.

In a genre that all too often rewards imitation over innovation, Doomtree’s artists strive for originality without sacrificing mass appeal. As a result, fans of Doomtree have come to expect uncommon hip-hop delivered in clever, club-rocking doses, and Bad Time Zoo will not disappoint.

Setting himself as spokesman for a generation fraught by vapid commercialism, political cynicism, and the paradoxical power of technology to both connect us and drive us apart, Sims seeks a path out of the disappointment that plagues modern life. The time of plenty, inbox full / So why do I feel so goddamn empty? he demands on opening track “Future Shock.”

But while he casts himself as an alienated prophet, make no mistake: Sims’ message is of empowerment, hope, and badass beats. The results are epically infectious.

Over the pulse and sway of Lazerbeak’s urgent, expansive production, Sims raises 50-story verses and swings wrecking-ball choruses. With scenes straight from Darwin’s nightmares – people as animals gorging in the streets (“The Veldt”) – Bad Time Zoo is not so much a hip-hop album as a teeming, beat-driven urban wilderness.

On the horn-sample-driven first single, “Burn It Down,” Sims raps like a red-eyed city planner who just downed his eighth Red Bull and Adderall cocktail and is on the street corner calling for destruction before renewal. Or take the thumping, wickedly funny “One Dimensional Man,” an indictment of complacent liberals: You did your part, you gave your hundred bucks to NPR / You joined a co-op now, bought the hybrid car. (For the record, Sims votes Democrat and drives a hybrid.)

But lest you think you need an advanced degree and a machete to enter Bad Time Zoo, Sims keeps his narratives grounded and real, and Lazerbeak’s musical compositions would sound just as good on a club PA as headphones. Just spin “Love My Girl,” a pop confection that juxtaposes dark observations on the dating life with a surprisingly sweet candy center.

A pop-culture omnivore, Sims cites influences that range from the sci-fi of Ray Bradbury, to the films of David Lynch, to the 1940s graphic novels of Will Eisner. But most of all, Sims listens to the world around him.

“I draw a lot more from human interaction than I do from music,” he says. “I listen and try to understand how people function.”

Like all good writers, Sims has an ear for what makes us human.

“What are your soft spots? When are you at your most defensive, your most unabashedly happy or proud?” he elaborates. “Or when I see someone try to cobble a defense together when they’re hurting. Those moments are noteworthy to me. I try to pay attention to them.”

Pay attention to Sims, and you’ll be better for it.

Releases

False Hopes 4 (out of print)
Lights Out Paris
False Hopes 14
Burn It Down 12″
Bad Time Zoo (produced by Lazerbeak)
Wildlife – EP
Field Notes

Sims's Blog

Tuesdays Without Lazerbeak, with Sims

Posted on September 01, 2015

Hey y’all! Sims here. I thought I’d stop by to say what’s up and give Beak a little break from uploading baby photos for a week. Just playing. But for real that dude works insanely hard and I hope he’s getting a second to breathe this morning.

 

Top 5 things I imagine Beak is doing while I write this blog in his stead:

Jai alai

Soap sculptures

Remxing every Luther Vandross song

Watching Find Nemo

Actually sleeping

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Squad was in Denver this weekend performing at Riot Fest. What a great time. Our set was super fun and the crowd was super live despite the heat. It reminded me of everyone almost passing out at Eaux Claires.

We saw The Prodigy, which was exactly as hype for kids who grew up in the 90’s as you think it would be. My typing is slow today as a result from the millions of tiny seizures induced from their light show -It was like an elaborate interpretation of the emotional cycle of being crack.

Seeing Snoop Dogg perform songs from Doggystyle was an amazing and surreal moment, followed by the all too real moment of “California Girls” during the obligatory “I did a song with Katy Perry” section. Both special in their own ways. But very very different.

We met some new homies, Cayetana, a band from Philly we played at the Summit Music Hall (video included in bonus jams). We ate voodoo doughnuts. Got to hang with my brother. We drank.

Top 5 most intense dranks I drank this weekend:

Gin and a two-part tonic that was like bottle of quinine that you had to mix down with soda water

Some type of triple ipa

Warm kombucha

Weed water. Actually exists, reasoning unclear.

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All in all it was pretty damn fun. Really looking forward to Riot Fest Chicago


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I went to the Minnesota State Fair last night. I’m sure you have analogous events where you live but there is something special about this place. It’s got everything you could hope for. Equal parts joy, bewilderment, and horror. I love it. It’s one of the hallmark face-your-fear moments of the year for me. Here is a photo that pretty much sums it up.

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Top 3 imagined Andrew Zimmern sightings:

Full butter colored cammo tracking and bare hand killing blocks of cheese into cheese curds

In a bath of batter moments before he attempts to deep fry himself

As Guy Fieri

 


I’m hard at work on a new project, I work slower than I’d like but I’m pretty excited about the new songs I have done. More on that later. Approximately this week last year I released Field Notes You can listen to that here:

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The Fantasy Football league I’m in has it’s draft this week. I look forward to another losing season filled with trash talk and youtube links decorating ourchothers inboxes. I am in stiff competition to see who can do the least amount of work before the draft, because “researching” football players is, in my humble o, a ludicrous thing to do. (More of a Fast and Furious Luda than a Roll Out Luda) Anyway no matter who you draft like half of them dudes will flame out from some type of degenerative “i can’t stop smoking weed” disease, knee-eating amoebas, or get caught rubbing deer antlers on themselves. My season preview: 4-9, >75% youtube link laugh rate.

 

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The Doomtree Zoo only FOUR WEEKS away. We are excited. If you don’t yet have your tickets stop tripping and get them here. We worked really really hard on selecting this line-up. We have some of our favorite artists in the world coming together for this event. I love all of them but I’m going to highlight one this week: Aesop Rock has been one of my favorite artists since I first heard Float in 2000. The dude has one of the most unique and original approaches to rap music ever; thoughtful, stylish, technically savvy, hilarious, tender, fierce, consistently amazing. I am so stoked to have him. Here’s the first song of his I ever heard:

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And here’s another personal favorite:

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Cannot wait to see you see my face when he raps at this show.

 

 

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On a serious and somber note, and with great sadness I want to dedicate some space to the memory of Andrew Thomas aka Phonetic ONE who passed unexpectedly this weekend. One look at this photo and you can feel how warm his smile and laugh was. He was kind, thoughtful, and talented. I want to send my deepest condolences to his family and friends, those who loved him and who will miss him dearly. He was well loved.

A page has been set up to help his family with funeral expenses. If you can find a buck or five to spare it would be well used here.

It’s moments like this that remind me to let the people in my life know how much I love and appreciate them. So I’ll take this opportunity to tell you friends and relative strangers alike that I love you and am grateful for you. And I challenge each one of you to tell someone how much you appreciate them today. And I want to thank Phonetic ONE for our reminder today. Rest in Peace, Andrew.

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Bonus Jams Sims Edition:

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I’ve been bumping this new Metasota and Tek tape “Hurry up and Bye”, you can buy that here: https://hurryupandbye.bandcamp.com/releases

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And I wanna leave you with this, my 2015 Summer Jam. I love you, Dej.

Thanks for letting my stop by this morning. See you at the Doomtree Zoo!

 

Love.

Sims

 

Lights Out Paris 10-Year Anniversary!!!

Posted on May 19, 2015

Welcome back to a very special Tuesdays With Lazerbeak! Hard to believe this is even possible, but Sims’ very first full-length, Lights Out Paris, officially turns 10 years old next month. INSANE. To celebrate that big decade mark, Doomtree Records is releasing an incredibly special deluxe edition of Lights Out Paris on vinyl for the first time ever!!! WHOA.

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We’ve gone and remastered all of the audio from the original album to make it knock even harder, and this deluxe edition double LP also comes with a huge fold-out poster containing full printed lyrics from the album for the first time ever. In addition to that, we’ve added a digital download card containing full album audio, plus Sims’ super rare 2004 False Hopes Four EP, and four brand new remixes from original Lights Out Paris producers Paper Tiger, MK Larada, Joe Mabbott, and Lazerbeak (me!). THAT’S A TOTAL OF 23 TRACKS! You can stream “15 Blocks (Lazerbeak Remix)” on the Soundcloud player below, along with the newly remastered original album version, to get a little taste of what we’re working with. I tried my hardest to give this new remix a completely different feel from the OG beat that I made well over a decade ago, which probably explains the chill West Coast R&B feel. Sims even tweaked and re-recorded his vocals for an updated approach. Total blast to work on this and it rules to listen to the two versions back-to-back. Check it out!

All of this awesome news leads us right into the big time Lights Out Paris Pre-Order going on RIGHT NOW at the Doomtree Webstore! Let’s start out with the Standard Vinyl Pre-Order details and ease our way into the deluxe territory. Check this out!

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That’s right, when you pre-order the Standard Vinyl Pre-Order you’ll get all of the following:

- Remastered double LP

- Large fold-out poster with full printed lyrics

- Digital download card with full album audio, four brand new remixes, and Sims’ super rare 2004 False Hopes Four EP (23 tracks total!)

- Instant download of “15 Blocks (Lazerbeak Remix)”

- Access to a private Livestream concert and hangout with Sims on Wednesday, July 15th at 9:00pm CST. He’ll be performing various selections from his entire discography, playing some new material, and hanging out to answer questions as well.

SO SWEET. You can pre-order the Standard Vinyl Pre-Order right HERE…..OR you could ball out of control and go for the ultimate Deluxe Vinyl Pre-Order.  Check THIS out:

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When you purchase the Lights Out Paris Deluxe Vinyl Pre-Order, you not only get all of the sweet extras that come with the standard version (private Livestream concert, “15 Blocks Remix” instant download, 9 bonus tracks, etc), but you also get all of this crazy stuff:

- Limited 2005-era Sims t-shirt

- Screen printed Lights Out Paris patch (to add to your All Hands, No Kings, and HELLA FRREAL joints)

- 3″ x 6″ glossy Sims sticker

- Sims button

All for just $15 more than the standard version! HOT DEALS. You can purchase the Lights Out Paris Deluxe Vinyl Pre-Order from the Doomtree Webstore right HERE.

And if physical product just isn’t your thing these days, you can pre-order the 23-track Lights Out Paris (Deluxe Edition) digitally through iTunes and receive bonus track “15 Blocks (Lazerbeak Remix)” instantly. Check that out right HERE.

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In other Doomtree-related news, Dessa just made it home safely from her crazy travels throughout Europe and South Africa. She’ll get a couple days to catch her breath, and then it’s right back to work. To kick things off Dessa will be performing a solo set on the main stage at Soundset this Sunday, alongside the likes of Ice Cube, Ludacris, J. Cole, Big Sean, and Yelawolf. Click HERE for tons more details and ticket info.

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Doomtree will have a big merch tent set up at Soundset, just like in years past, and we’ll be slanging a bunch of new Doomtree and Dessa gear all day long. Make sure to stop by and say what’s up to Crista, Ander, and Nick. You can also get a very special deal on some F*cking Best Show Ever advance tickets. Two for $20 only at the Doomtree booth. Come check us out!

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And while you’re there, make sure you hit up the annual Last of the Record Buyers production showcase throughout the day. The homies Brandon Allday and Medium Zach have been hard at work to bring you another great lineup of producer and DJ driven entertainment. Here’s a quick promo video to get you amped.

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That should do it for Doomtree-related news this week, so let’s jump into a couple of Doomtree-related Bonus Jams before I call it a day. Our good friend Astronautalis just released a brand new single last week, and it’s produced by ME! This song was originally supposed to go on his upcoming full-length, but the direction was just a little too removed from that album’s sound, so Andy decided to release this as a cool one-off. I’m really happy with how it all turned out. Check out “Papillon” below.

And speaking of Lazerbeak productions (you didn’t really think I’d snap the Segue Streak now, did you?), here’s that Sims “15 Blocks (Lazerbeak Remix)” one more time in case you missed it up top. Circle of life and all that steez. Enjoy!

I’ll leave you with a couple of big time Bonus Baby Pics. The TWINZ are now 14 months old and totally killing the game. Here’s Crab Man Cam flashing a very rare smile to the camera and trying out some fancy modeling poses, while Laid Back Lou rocks some cool blue jammies and keeps things super laid back (per usual). Work it, dudes.

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These guys have been way into hanging out in the backyard now that everything is warming up a bit. Here’s Cam hard at work on his dunking technique, while Lou attempts to fix the battery in the toy lawn mower. It takes all types.

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Can’t forget about P! She’s been going totally buck at about any park she lays her eyes on lately. Here she is working on that upper body strength for some future gymnastics endeavors. I really need my photo shoppers out there to turn this pic into some sort of cool death-defying stunt. Maybe she’s dangling precariously close to a fiery lava river in hell or something? Just an idea to get the creativity flowing. ARLO, once again I’m looking at you.

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Here’s Penny hanging out with her new favorite things in the world: ROCKS. Every weekend for the last month we’ve headed down to Minnehaha Creek to throw rocks in the water. The first hour of this is actually really fun, but by hour two I start to lose perspective on the overall end game of the whole thing. I might be overthinking it though.

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Alright! That does it for this special Lights Out Paris edition of Tuesdays With Lazerbeak. Make sure to check out all the pre-order details right HERE and help us spread the word if you get a second. I hope you all have a wonderful week and we’ll see you next Tuesday for a welcomed guest round of Tuesdays With Dessica.

– Beak

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THE LAST DOOMTREE BLOWOUT EVER!!!!!!!!!

Posted on September 30, 2014

ASTRONOMICALLY HUGE NEWS DAY: Yes, you read the heading correctly. This December will mark the tenth and final Doomtree Blowout. 

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Before the rumors ever have a chance of flying around, let’s make one thing clear: This in no way marks the end of Doomtree. When we all met up earlier this year to start planning the big Blowout X, we got to thinking about how incredibly lame and boring the idea of ever throwing a Blowout 11 sounded (let alone a Blowout 18). We’ve been talking for awhile now about wanting to switch things up a bit and challenge ourselves to create new traditions moving forward. With the retrospective Every Single Day book out this past summer and a brand new crew album on the horizon early next year, this just seemed like the perfect time to put an exclamation point on the last decade of awesomeness and close out an important chapter before gearing up for a truly insane 2015. So that’s pretty much that in a nutshell. Now for the glorious details.

12/6-12/13. Saturday to Saturday. 10 events in 8 days. Every hour on the hour we’ll be announcing the details of each unique day’s schedule. For our first show we’ll be taking it over the river to St. Paul and kicking things off  at the newly renovated Turf Club!

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Keep coming back every hour for new details on all eight days! Huge shouts to our sponsors at The Current, Vita.mn, and Surly. Equally huge shouts to the great organizations that we’ll be donating a portion of all Blowout sales to: Southside Family Nurturing CenterAnimal Humane Society, Hope Community Center, Domestic Abuse Project, and Kicker Project. Sign up for the Doomtree Mailing List HERE to get a shot at ticket pre-sales this Thursday. Otherwise, the public on-sale starts at noon this Friday, and a bunch of us will be at The Depot at 4:30 on Friday selling tickets hand to hand.

10:00am UPDATE: Sunday is Surly Doomtree Day! We’re keeping the details on this one pretty close to the chest for now, but here’s the gist. For those that don’t know, Surly is a local beer company that has been killing the game for quite awhile now. We hung out with these guys a lot over the summer and realized how similar the Doomtree and Surly build-it-from-the-ground-up stories are, so we decided to use one of the Blowout days to showcase and bring together our two different worlds of music and beer. Full details coming soon. Stay tuned!

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11:00am UPDATE:  Monday 12/8 we’ll be rocking a super small and intimate show at Icehouse! This night will be a big showcase of all the different musical endeavors our individual members get into when we’re not working on a new crew record. Side projects, tomfoolery, and tons of friends. Anybody’s guess really. Going to be insane.

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12:00pm UPDATE: Doomtree loves the kids! On Tuesday 12/9 we’re christening it Kids Day. Members of Doomtree will be visiting various schools throughout the Twin Cities in the morning and afternoon; reading books to pre-schoolers, teaching workshops with junior high kids, and writing raps with the big high schoolers. Then at night we take it back to the Triple Rock for a huge all ages show. A show for the (all) ages if you will. Dad jokes!

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1:00pm UPDATE: This is a special one. Wednesday 12/10 marks the exact ten-year anniversary of the very first Doomtree Blowout (to the date!). So it only made sense to take things back to the Varsity Theater where everything began. It’s real sentimental for us right now. Our friends at TPT will also be filming this event for a special episode of their Lowertown Line show. TEN YEARS! Crazed.

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2:00pm UPDATE: Now it’s time to bring it all back home to First Avenue, our favorite venue in the entire world and the prime location of every Blowout since our second one. Thursday 12/11 will be an 18+ show in the First Avenue Mainroom. It will be guaranteed NUTZ.

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3:00pm UPDATE: Day 7 of the #LastBlowoutEver will be an epic doubleheader. We’ll start things off at The Current at noon for a live taping, performance, and interview in the acclaimed UBS Forum (more details on how to score passes to that event coming real soon). Then we take things right back to First Ave for our second 18+ show over there before Saturday’s final event. Maaaaaaan this is gonna a fun week.

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4:00pm UPDATE: THE GRAND FINALE! Our tenth and final event will conclude with the last night in a three-night stand at First Avenue. In my opinion the Doomtree Blowout and First Ave are pretty much synonymous with each other at this point. We basically grew up at this venue. I couldn’t imagine closing out the #LastBlowoutEver anywhere else. This one’s for the grown folks. 21+ and I’m sure plenty rowdy. Going out with one hell of a bang.

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BAM! So there you have it. 10 events in 8 days. The last Doomtree Blowout ever. Thanks for following along all day to the hour by hour announcements. If you’ve already signed up for the Doomtree Mailing List, expect an email shortly with special pre-sale ticket information. Otherwise tickets will officially go on sale to the public at 12:00pm CST on Friday. If you’re in the Twin Cities, come on  down to The Depot at 4:30pm on Friday and buy your tickets directly from us. We’ll have 50 “ALL IN” passes that will grant you access to all of the ticketed events, if you’re looking to make a real week out of it (must be 21+, only available in person at The Depot). So excited to have all this news out into the world. Here’s a quick rundown just in case your head is spinning like mine right now.

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Sims ‘Field Notes’ Pre-Order Announcement

Posted on August 05, 2014

INSANELY HUGE NEWS DAY: Sims has just announced that on September 2nd he’ll be releasing his new brand new album Field Notes on Doomtree Records!!! SO PUMPED. That’s the cool cover art below.

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The seven track project features Sims rapping his ass off over some huuuumongous beats from Cecil Otter, Paper Tiger, ICETEP, and Plain Ole Arson (Ryan Olson x Plain Ole Bill). For real, these are some of the best Sims songs ever written, and that’s saying a lot after the instant classic that was Bad Time Zoo. Check out first single and total heater “Uh Huh” via the Soundcloud player below to see what I mean. Sims on the raps, Cecil on the beat!

To celebrate all of this awesome news, we’re rolling out a couple very special Field Notes pre-order options, and it’s all going down over at the Doomtree Webstore starting RIGHT NOW. Every pre-order will receive a sweet digipak CD, instant MP3 download of first single “Uh Huh,” and access to a special private Livestream with Sims himself where you’ll get to hang out, ask all sorts of questions, and hear new music for the very first time. All that for only $7.99!!! That’s like the price of a single combo meal at Arby’s for crying out loud. And if you’re looking for something extra special, we’ve got the DELUXE PRE-ORDER! Check this out:

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The deluxe pre-order includes the same sweet digipak CD, instant MP3 download of “Uh Huh,” access to the private Livestream with Sims, AAAAAAND a super limited-edition L’AUDACE t-shirt named after the lead track on Field Notes. French for “the audacity,” this shirt is being offered up as a one time only pressing made exclusively for this pre-order. We’ll be printing up exactly however many shirts are ordered, and once the pre-order is finished, we’ll throw away the screens and never offer this as a merch item again. D-E-L-U-X-E. Click HERE to check out all the details over at the webstore.

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And if physical CDs just aren’t your thing, you can always pre-order the record digitally through iTunes right HERE (or Bandcamp right HERE), and still receive “Uh Huh” as the instant grat download track immediately upon purchase.

As always, we can’t thank you enough for all of the support throughout the pre-order process. I’ll save you the full on schpiel of how the Doomtree economy works, but essentially the money contributed towards each pre-order is immediately paid forward to handle the upfront costs of our future releases. So the money from Dessa’s Parts of Speech pre-order helped us print up copies of the Every Single Day photo book, which in turn helped pay for the recording time and manufacturing of Field Notes, which will now help pay for Mike Mictlan’s upcoming HELLA FRREAL album, and so on and so forth.  Circle of life, man. It just works. Anyways, that’s it in a nutshell. So thank you big time for the support, and please help us spread the word about this project if you get a second today. ‘Preciate you!

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I’m officially declaring this the All Sims Everything post, so I wanted to remind you of a few big  shows/tours that the man has coming down the pike. First up is the second annual #AstroSims show taking place in the First Avenue Mainroom on August 23rd. Sims and Astronautalis will be sharing the stage together for a mega collabo set of old classics and brand new material (now you know just exactly how brand new). This will be your first chance to hear a lot of these Field Notes songs live, and with Astro recording his own batch of new material as of late, you know he’ll have some serious gems to debut as well. UPDATE: The openers have just been announced to this show, and Mike Mictlan, Metasota, and Zero will now all be performing as well! Holy lord. Tickets and more details available right HERE. DOOOOOIT.

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Then on August 28th Sims will embark on a massive month-long tour of the US and Canada with Australia’s own Hilltop Hoods. This is not one of those tours to be missed, and these dudes will be covering a ton of ground in that month span. Click HERE for all the individual show details and ticket information, and check out Hilltop Hoods’ “The Art of the Handshake” single below if you’re not up to speed.

I’m sure you can guess by now what the Bonus Jam of the Week is going to be: “Uh Huh,” duh!!! Check it out one more time below, and then pre-order the album so you can download the track immediately and listen to it whenever/wherever you want (I see you Shakira).

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And as a bonus Bonus Jam, don’t forget about “.38 Airweight,” the new Doomtree crew single that we dropped last week. The feedback for this one has been overwhelmingly positive (SPIN even named it one of their top singles of the week). I gotta admit, I was a little nervous dropping a brand new crew song after the long interim between No Kings. Happy that people are liking it. So much more to come.

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OK, I think that’s enough crazy action-packed news for one post. Happy All Sims Everything Day! I hope you all have a truly great week. I’ll be back next Tuesday with tons more news, Bonus Jams, and Baby Bonus Pics (to make up for this week’s lack there of). See you then!

– Beak

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Sims Tour Cancellation

Posted on August 02, 2012

Some important news today: Due to a family emergency, Sims will be cancelling his tour dates with Champagne Champagne. From Sims: “Thank you for your support and understanding. I will see you soon! Please go check out Champagne Champagne’s stuff and support them on their tour.” We’re confident our guy will be back in rotation soon. -Doomtree Fam.

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….

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Dispatches from the Good Time Zoo pt. 1

Posted on September 21, 2011

Hey everyone, this is Sims. I hope you’re all doing well. I’m writing this note from the front seat of the van on the way to Portland, OR. Cecil is driving, looking as classy as ever. Beak and Paper are hard at work as always and Young Baby is mastering dunking on fools on his iPad basketball game. This is not my first tour but it is my first time being responsible for bringing people to the shows. Instead of feeling pressure about that I am taking the opportunity to appreciate the fact that my friends and I have the ability to get into a van and travel the country meeting new people, and do what we love to do most; play music. That said, come out and say whassuper, we’ll be in a city near you soon. Show listing and ticket info are posted below.

No shows announced at the moment.

It has been an awesome first few days, a lot of driving but a lot of fun. I am reading Game of Thrones and killing it in some van time beat battles. Well…Beak is killing it, but when does he not? I posted one of my terrible battle van beats and a few pictures from the road below. You’ll also find a sweet video that Young Baby put together, a link to our new free EP, Wildlife and our new music video for “LMG” in case you want to check any of that out.

Alright, hope you’re killing it. We’ll see you soon.

Love,

Sims

Good Time Zoo hits Minneapolis October 15th!

Posted on August 11, 2011

No shows announced at the moment.

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.

GOING BACK TO CALI

Posted on May 03, 2011
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