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Welcome back to Tuesdays With Lazerbeak! Parts of Speech (the album) has officially been out for one whole week, and now it’s time for Dessa and the band to hit the open road on the Parts of Speech Tour. For this first leg, they’ll be locking down the left side of the country pretty hard. Check out all the dates below, and click HERE for ticket info and more details.

PS tour - web flyer

Last week was pretty hectic with everything surrounding release week, so I figured I’d rundown the quick highlight reel in case you got overwhelmed with the amount of info flooding in. On Monday The Current filmed a special event at MPR’s UBS Forum called Dessa Deconstructed, in which they interviewed her and the entire band about the behind the scenes Parts of Speech songwriting process and how the whole album came together from start to finish. I even popped in for a few minutes to break down a beat on the MPC with help of the state of the art Beak Cam. If you’ve got an hour or so of free time this is definitely worth checking out. It’s as close to Behind The Music as we may ever get.

Saturday night was the big sold out release show at First Avenue, and man was it awesome. Click HERE to read a great recap of the show from Gimme Noise, and then go HERE for Vita.mn’s excellent picture gallery. Oh, and if you’d like a brief glimpse into the highlight of my musical career thus far, simply click HERE . I promise you, the bass will only get higher from here on out.

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Now for a quick rundown of some of the bigger interviews and articles that came out last week.

Star Tribune interview

Doomtree grills Dessa

City Pages Interview

URB interview

And to wrap all this Dessa coverage up, here’s the “Call Off Your Ghost” COMMITTEE remix one more time, produced by Ryan Olson and yours truly. Camry Guyz 4 Lyfe.

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Alright, now that we’ve plowed through the highlights, let’s get into some serious Album Bonus Jams. This new El-P and Killer Mike project, Run The Jewels, has been pretty much blowing my mind since it came out last week. At this point it’s gonna be real tough to bump this out of album of the year contention. I was into both of their previous solo albums too, but this new one completely destroys everything up to this point. I kind of just want these guys to be a rap duo from here on out. Check out a few select tracks below, and download the whole album for FREE.99 right HERE. It’s seriously the best/you will love it/I really can’t recommend it enough.




I’ll leave you with one quick Penny Bonus Pic. We’ve been getting a ton of outdoor time in this past week with the beautiful weather/new deck/kiddie pool triple threat going on in the backyard. Penny might possibly love splashing in the water more than anything else in this world (including string cheese and popsicles). Here she is demonstrating her cool new Shark Attack look (patent pending) and drying off from the pool at the SAME DAMN TIME. Genius.

shark penny

OK, that about does it for this post. I hope everybody has a wonderful 4th of July weekend. If you live in the Twin Cities, I’ll definitely see you at the Twins/Yankees game tomorrow night (7/3), where our very own P.O.S will be performing before the game and in between innings with his backing band of Music Rockers (tickets and info right HERE). Haha, you really can’t make this stuff up. It will definitely be a night to remember.

— Beak

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