WINGS AND TEETH. You turn tail, I turn heads.
March 25, 2012 3:02 AM   Subscribe

Oh yes. Doomtree. Was introduced to this a while back. Jaded is my favorite track out of them. Fantastic.
posted by effugas at 3:42 AM on March 25, 2012

Dessa also used to host a science trivia pub quiz in Minneapolis as well.
posted by jonp72 at 7:11 AM on March 25, 2012

I didn't get into much of the other Doomtree stuff, but Dessa's 2010 album Badly Broken Code is one of my favorite hip-hop albums of the past decade. She can't be pigeonholed as a hip-hop artist a hip-hop artist since she breaks with the conventions of the genre so much (as in the beautiful a capella number "Poor Atlas"). I can't wait for her new album later this year.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 7:38 AM on March 25, 2012 [2 favorites]

If you like instrumental hip-hop, the Lazerbeak/Edison split LP is pretty good.
posted by box at 7:43 AM on March 25, 2012

While they're not strictly part of Doomtree, I think Astronautalis deserves a mention in this thread given all the collabs with POS, cecil, etc.

Anyway, somehow hadn't found my way to Dessa via POS, but that's now fixed. Thanks!
posted by pahalial at 8:09 AM on March 25, 2012 [1 favorite]

Not directly related, but Crunchy Kids are also from Twin Cities. And they mention Doomtree in one song. The album.
posted by mad bomber what bombs at midnight at 8:52 AM on March 25, 2012

My friend Steve got married a few years ago, and so he rented a party bus for his bachelor party. We all got on and went from bar to bar, and, as the evening progressed, things got stranger and ... sort of lost. I remember getting home, but there are several solid hours that are lost, and not just for me, but for everybody on the bus. Total blackout. Steve and I were at a movie several months later, and he said, you know, apparently we went to Little Tijuana that night. And I snapped my fingers. Little Tijuana! I had forgotten an entire meal we had eatenz2

At Steve's wedding, a met a good-looking fellow who seemed somewhat familiar. We chatted amiably for a while. A few days later, I bought an album by P.O.S., and realized it was the guy at the wedding. I called Steve. You didn't know? He asked. He was also on the party bus. You guys hung out all night!

A few years ago, I was at a Dessa concert. At the very end, from the stage, she cheerfully waved at me. I waved back, confused. Later, I called Steve. Was she on the bus?


At some time on another, I have met everybody from Doomtree on the Party Bus, and forgotten.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 11:27 AM on March 25, 2012 [9 favorites]

Nice stuff! Thanks for this.
posted by Saxon Kane at 11:47 AM on March 25, 2012

I'm a pretty big POS fan, but I've never really checked out the rest of the Doomtree crew, so thanks for posting this!
posted by asnider at 3:43 PM on March 25, 2012

Also of note, Dessa and POS were both part of the awesome Gayngs collabo a year or two back, along with their friends, Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver, duh), Megafaun, The Rosebuds, and a metric shit ton of others...
posted by youandiandaflame at 6:07 PM on March 25, 2012

When he's not rapping, POS also is and has been a member of many punk bands (and, apparently, he used to be hostile toward hip hop until he started rapping himself)
posted by asnider at 6:36 PM on March 25, 2012

I posted the lyrics from Bolt Cutter on the page of a Facebook friend recently. Said friend is a highly respected poet, and responded with "Now, that. That is POETRY".
posted by alltomorrowsparties at 6:42 PM on March 25, 2012

They're just -- they're so good, they're such a tight crew, they work so well together. It's also pretty fantastic to see a crew with a woman every bit as equal as the guys, and treated like a complete equal. I saw them a couple years ago, just after P.O.S.'s record came out, and the show was absolutely nuts. I think I dropped eighty bucks at the merch table, happily.
posted by incessant at 11:24 PM on March 25, 2012

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