HEY HEY! Welcome back to an absolutely bonkers edition of Tuesdays With Lazerbeak. So much to talk about and so little time, so let’s jump right into it. I’m thrilled to announce that the 12th episode of the Tuesdays With Lazerbeak podcast is now out in the world for all to hear. Can’t believe we’ve been at this thing for a whole year now! This month’s incredibly special guest is none other than Sophia Eris. We talk about the absolute whirlwind 2019 that she’s had traveling the world with Lizzo, her breakout solo career, and the incredible power of saying yes. Shouts to Jeyca Maldonado for battling the Pro Tools gods and winning, and also shouts to Sophia’s #JesusPurse and our great monthly sponsors Copycats Media and Twin City Tees. Check out the full episode below or right HERE and pass it on to a friend!
And if you wanna catch up on the entire year’s worth of episodes, you can do that below as well. 12 for 12, baby!
Speaking of the Tuesdays With Lazerbeak podcast (SEGUE STREAK!), tonight (Tuesday 12/10) we’ll be taping another live edition of the podcast at our home away from home, the Parkway Theater, in beautiful south Minneapolis. Our special guest tonight is Doomtree’s own P.O.S an we’ll be doing a deep dive into his life and musical history. Stef will also be playing an intimate set of music and we’ve got Sara Jean and Jesse from Wellness Minneapolis stopping by as well to perform live group acupuncture on us and talk more about all the things we’ve been doing together. Full disclosure: I’m terrified of needles. If nothing else, come to watch me squeam. Get inside from the cold, have a drink with friends, and let us talk at/with you from 7-9pm. Tickets are available right HERE. See you tonight!
And speaking of the Parkway Theater AND podcasts (TRIPLE SEGUE!), I recently stopped by their movie podcast to geek out about my favorite film of all time Love, Actually. It’s been a holiday tradition in my family for years now to watch this movie right before Christmas and doing this podcast has got me amped up like never before to watch it again. Listen HERE.
Here’s a horribly photoshopped bonus picture of me as prime minister Hugh Grant. True heads will understand.
Now for some major Shredders news. I’m extremely amped to debut this brand new lyric video for our Great Hits track “Young Bros.” The visual was created by our main man Adam J Dunn aka Phantom Sloth, and he really nailed the throwback computer game vibes. Check out the whole thing below and share it with a loved one.
SHREDDERS – “Young Bros” (Official Lyric Video created by Phantom Sloth)
P.O.S, Sims, Paper Tiger, and myself are currently packing up our bags to hit the East Coast this week for the final Great Hits Tour run. We’ll be in Philly (Wed 12/11), DC (Thurs 12/12), Boston (Fri 12/13), and Brooklyn (Sat 12/14) all week spreading joy and good vibes only. It’s been a total blast working out the new set and material, and we are extremely TOUR TIGHT. Come out and party with us, or tell your people in the area to come out and party with us. Grab those tickets right HERE and we’ll see you soon!
Also really excited to be bringing out our good friends Toki Wright and Big Cats to open up these four East Coast shows. They’ve got a new EP dropping soon, but in the meantime check out this excellent live performance of the title track from their last project Pangea and make sure you get to the shows early to catch their set.
Toki Wright and Big Cats – “Pangea” Live
And for Saturday night’s big finale show in NYC we’ll also be bringing out New York’s own Mr. Muthaf*ckin’ eXquire to do a special set before we go on. This lineup is out of control. Check out eX’s track with Wiki below and grab your tickets for the whole tour right HERE.
Mr. Muthaf*ckin’ eXquire – “A Definite Maybe” (ft. Wiki)
That does it for Doomtree-related news this week so let’s get right into the Bonus Jams. Last week was crazy for me with song and album announcements from three different groups I manage. POLIÇA unleashed single #2 from their upcoming When We Stay Alive album, along with a super rad laser-lightshow music video courtesy of Isaac Gale. Watch it below and get pumped for the album to drop at the end of January.
POLIÇA – “Forget Me Now” (directed by Isaac Gale)
The dynamic duo of Sean Tillmann (aka Har Mar Superstar) and Sabrina Ellis (of A Giant Dog and Sweet Spirit) officially announced their debut album Hot Dish last week. It’s out February 21st on Love Online Records, and you can listen to the great new single “Open Relations” below and pick up the pre-order HERE.
Heart Bones – “Open Relations”
Twin Cities reigning electro-pop heroes Solid Gold are BACK after a long break, and this new song and video for “Towns” is fantastic. The band is gearing up for lots more new music next year and have announced a headlining hometown show at the Turf Club on March 13th. Good to have them back!
Solid Gold – “Towns”
Loving this new track from producer Kingdom and relatively unknown singer Nate Huff (who absolutely crushes it on here). Classic R&B with a great modern electronic vibe. Really great. Check out “Mind Off Track” below.
Kingdom – “Mind Off Track” ft. Nate Huff
Masego can do no wrong in my eyes, and he continues his hot streak by throwing some guest vocals and saxophone on this new “Flight 99” song by Please Wait, the new project from producers Ta-Ku and Matt McWaters. Awesome song. Excited to hear more from Please Wait.
Please Wait – “Flight 99” ft. Masego
Loving the new French Montana album. This guy has low-key been dropping phenomenal solo projects over the past few years, even if his guest verses on the bigger pop songs aren’t quite as desirable. Check out “What It Look Like” below.
French Montana – “What It Look Like”
I got to check out Minnesota songwriter Jessica Manning this past weekend opening up for Chastity Brown at the Parkway, and she blew me away. Just beginning to dig into her previous releases, but this “What If I Run” song is an absolute smash.
Jessica Manning – “What If I Run”
Dua Saleh released an excellent new single called “pretty kitten” last week, their first new track since the great Nūr EP at the top of this year. Loving the vibe on this one.
Dua Saleh – “pretty kitten”
Stoked about this new video from rapper Chuck Wooley. The visual was directed by astralblak’s own MMYYKK. Excited to hear more.
Chuck Wooley – “Critical 2”
Mike Dreams just released a video for his awesome new single “Still Wavy.” Shouts to director Jake Handegaard and Morningside Films.
Mike Dreams – “Already Wavy”
Shouts to Hopkins High School rapper Enzyrose who’s already on a serious come-up. Her freestyle on The Wisemen Show was phenomenal and I’m amped to hear her upcoming Stuck In My Ways project.
Enzyrose – “Grown Woman”
Big shouts to The Current’s Jim McGuin for putting me up on this Grísalappalísa band from Reykjavic, Iceland. There are some incredible musical moments in this track below which I cannot type out for the life of me. Highly recommended though.
Grísalappalísa – “????”
And lastly, I’ll leave you with a little holiday music from my friend Phoenix Lazare who just dropped this “Winter White”/”Evergreen” double single last week right in time for Christmas. Should be played nice and loud by the tree with a brandy cider in hand.
Phoenix Lazare – “Winter White” / “Evergreen”
BLAMMO. That’s it for Bonus Jams this week. An eternal reminder to add my Bonus Jams playlist on your Spotify account so you can listen to this music everywhere you go. Updated every week with the latest heat. Grab it right HERE.
And one more reminder about this December Blowout Sale that we’ve got rocking at the Doomtree Webstore. Tons of crazy bundles, mystery grab bags, and discounts storewide going on for the entire month. Plus you can use checkout code BLOWOUT10 for 10% orders over $50 and code BLOWOUT20 for 20% off orders over $100. Stock up on stocking stuffers for your friends, family, and YOU. Check it all out right HERE.
I hope you all have a wonderful week. Looking forward to seeing a bunch of you at the Parkway tonight or out on the East Coast this week with Shreddders. Let’s close out 2019 right! See you back here next week for the big annual Doomtree Year In Review post!