Doseone – "Last Life"
Doseone - "Last Life" One of Anticon's multi-operational co-founders, Doseone, finds time in between 13 & Gold, Themselves, Subtle, and other projects to release a solo album next month. G Is For Deep comes out May 29 on Anticon, of course, and the first glimpse of it premiered last week on Stereogum in "Last Life." The track shows a deviation from the usual breathy, high-pitched rapping to a soft-spoken, poppier feel akin to The Notwist. Album art and tracklisting are after the jump. TRACKLIST: 01 “Dancing X” 02 “Last Life” 03 “I Fell” 04 “Thy Pattern” 05 “Therapist This” 06 [...]
Themselves – “You Ain’t It” (Lazer Sword Remix)
Themselves - "You Ain't It" (Lazer Sword Remix) On September 21, Anticon duo Themselves release CrownsDown & Company, featuring remixes of songs from last year's CrownsDown LP along with a brand new track. Remixers include Lazer Sword, whose reworking is posted above, along with Baths, Odd Nosdam, 13 & God, Alias and more. CrownsDown & Company is available for pre-order now, as is a special edition that comes with a coloring book.
Live this week: Bay Area shows 6/9-6/13
This week in the Bay Area: Wednesday 6/9 Alright Class, All My Pretty Ones, Go Slowpoke, Four Players @ Starry Plough The Yellow Dress, Birds Fled From Me, Quite Polite @ Rickshaw Stop The Ferocious Few, Eugene & The 1914, The Generals @ Bottom of the Hill Thursday 6/10 Themselves, Talkdemonic @ New Parish Sleepy Sun (Record Release), The Fresh & Onlys, Moon Duo, DJ Britt Govea @ Great American Music Hall Friday 6/11 Woods, Kurt Vile, The Art Museums, The Mantles @ Slim's Sic Alps, Bill Orcutt, the Baths @ Berkeley Art Museum Or, the Whale; A B & [...]
Thirty-Two Great San Francisco Bay Area Albums from 2009 (Part 2)
Here's the second part of our retrospective on great Bay Area albums from 2009. Read Part 1 of this collection here. Download all 32 songs featured in these two articles here (Part 1) and here (Part 2). Sonny and the Sunsets - Tomorrow is Alright Sonny and the Sunsets - "Too Young To Burn" Grand Lake - Nevermint Grand Lake - "She's a Hater" Vetiver - Tight Knit Vetiver - "Everyday" Cryptacize - Mythomania Cryptacize - "Tail & Mane" Odawas - The Blue Depths Odawas - "Harmless Lover's Discourse" Still [...]
Themselves’ CrownsDown out this week
Themselves TV Pt. 2 from anticon. on Vimeo. Themselves - "You Ain't It" Seemingly, the lives of rapping duo Themselves never include a dull moment. This past Tuesday marked the release of their third album CrownsDown on Anticon Records. In other exciting Themselves news, did you know Doseone teaches freestyling to youth in Oakland? This XLR8R video gets in depth about the Wednesday night class, with cuts of Doseone conducting the cyphering and Jel handling beats. XLR8R TV Ep. 129: Freestyle 101 with Doseone and Jel from XLR8RTV on Vimeo.
Voting commences for ’09 SF Weekly Music Awards
The nominations are up for SF Weeklyâ€™s music awards â€“ vote now! Among the nominees include many of our fondly covered artists: Two Sheds, Themselves and Emily Jane White, to name a few. But one category that might present a struggle to our readers would be "indie/rock/pop," mandating a choice between Girls, Morning Benders, Sleepy Sun and Downer Party all competing. Voting closes a month from today (Oct 14 , 3pm), with the winners being announced the following day at the music awards party at Ruby Skye.
Themselves + Odd Nosdam deliver a glitchy energy @ BotH 8/1
The Odd Nosdam/Themselves show last Saturday at Bottom of the Hill was an awesome blend of ambient tunes and hip hop. Local artist Bre'r led the crowd easily into Odd Nosdam's set with spaced out, almost drone-like beats. Odd Nosdam's set was all distorted rhythm, repetitious breaks and bass heavy enough to disrupt bodily functions.Â As Jel joined in for the second half of Odd's sonic acrobatics, things sounded more frenetic. Nosdam was all soundscapes and obscured samples, no spectacle and no frills. Themselves - "Rapping 4 Money Feat. Why?, cLOUDDEAD" Themselves represent the flipside of Jel's solo music. The [...]
Themselves Release Free Mixtape
Themselves - "Take to the King" Following a six year recording hiatus, Doseone and Jel of hip-hop duo Themselves have released theFREEhoudini.Â The 39-minute single track mixtape features guest performances from Themselvesâ€™ label mates Aesop Rock, Buck 65 and cLOUDDEAD just to name a few. Â TheFREEhoudini is available for free download for a limited time. Â You can also pre-order the limited edition CD version - which features fifteen minutes of bonus audio - on Anticons website.
Themselves: Free Mixtape, Jel on XLR8R TV
So Themselves absolutely destroyed at The Bay Area Takeover at SXSW. That may not be news to people who've seen Doseone and Jel's project before, but this was my first time and it was absolutely unbelievable. The duo has a brand new mixtape called theFREEhoudini, which you can download for free over at Anticon. The mix features guest spots from Buck 65, Aesop Rock, Busdriver, Slug of Atmosphere, Sole, Yoni Wolf and Odd Nosdam as cLOUDDEAD, and more. The CD version, now available for preorder, features an additional 16 minutes of audio and guest appearances. Also, check out the latest [...]