Doomtree Announce New Album No Kings Out 11/22 * Wired Premieres New Track
Minneapolis, MN hip hop collective DOOMTREE announce the release of their new album No Kings, due out November 22nd. The crew, consisting of P.O.S., Dessa, Sims, Cecil Otter, Mike Mictlan, Lazerbeak, and Paper Tiger, have all taken time for their solo projects the last few years, but teamed up once again for the upcoming collaborative release. The premiere of new track “The Grand Experiment” can be heard over at Wired.
The title of the record is both a call for rebellion and respect: Obey no kings, seek no thrones. Indeed No Kings displays a gang of friends who are fearless in each other’s company and beholden to none. At times musical and lush (“Beacon”) and at times dark and clanging (“Bolt Cutter”), the beats project the radical power of P.O.S., the inventive classicism of Cecil Otter, the moving moodiness of Paper Tiger and the face-melting heat of Lazerbeak. Meanwhile, Mike Mictlan and Sims trade lithe lines with much swagger over smashing drums on “Punch-Out,” Otter and Dessa get bluesy on top of the mournful guitar of “Little Mercy,” and P.O.S. leads the amped-up charge for “Bangarang,” which celebrates “ten years in our lane.”
Both fun and fierce, blade-flashing and uplifting, unpredictable and unapologetic, No Kings is the sound of seven people who look different, talk different and listen to different music coming together and simply going full-tilt on an album from start to finish. Wings and teeth—it’s the Doomtree way.
No Kings is currently available for pre-order. The super deluxe pre-order includes your choice of CD or double vinyl, limited edition t-shirt, commemorative box, black nickel metal logo pin, two clear stickers, and double sided poster autographed by all seven members of the crew. By pre-ordering the album, you will automatically be entered for a chance to win a pair of passes to all seven nights of the annual Doomtree Blowout in December (a different winner will be picked once a week until the pre-order ends). Yeah, they are playing SEVEN nights, more info on that here. In addition, one lucky pre-order will receive a golden ticket to the Blowout which grants VIP access to all 7 shows as well as some other goodies.
No Kings Track Listing
1. No Way
2. Bolt Cutter
6. Little Mercy
7. The Grand Experiment
8. String Theory
9. Team The Best Team
10. Gimme The Go
11. Own Yours
12. Fresh New Trash