Posts tagged Kimya Dawson
[Listen] The Uncluded (Aesop Rock x Kimya Dawson) - "Bats"

Been fiending for some new Aesop Rock since hearing his latest single "Zero Dark Thirty" from his upcoming album Skelethon? Then check out his latest collaboration with singer/songwriter Kimya Dawson, better known as The Uncluded and their Record Store Day single "Bats". We first posted about this collaboration back in February of last year when Aesop Rock debuted new tunes live at ZeroFriends in Los Angeles which consisted of Hail Mary Mallon tunes with Rob Sonic and "Bats" and "Delicate Cycle" with Kimya Dawson. After posting it, we found out from Mrs. Dawson herself that her and Aes were working on collabortive album as well as featuring on each others solo albums as we saw with Kimya's "Miami Advice" and "Walk Like Thunder" from last year's release Thunder Thighs.

If you didn't get your hands on the Rhymesayers Record Store Day single, fear not. You can check out the studio version of "Bats" in the player below and last I heard there are still some copies of the record available at Fifth Element Online. So do yourself a favor and pick that beautiful picture disc up which features sweet artwork by Jeremy Fish and features a new Atmosphere track titled "Someday Soon". If you want to hear more tunes from The Uncluded, check out their Daytrotter session from last year here and get ready for the release of the collaborative later this year after release of Aesop's Skelethon.

Aesop Rock Announces LP #6 'Skelethon" To Release This July On Rhymesayers

Acerizzle aka Aesop Rock (not to be confused with A$AP Rocky) announced today that his 6th solo album Skelethon will be released on July 10th via indie hip hop giant, Rhymesayers. Skelethon marks the first solo LP in five years since Aesop's last album None Shall Pass was released in 07. The album features guest spots from Ace's Hail Mary Mallon Co-horts Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz, as well as wifey Allyson Baker of Dirty Ghosts, Hanni El Khatib, Grimace Federation, Nicky Fleming-Yaryan and his Uncluded partner in crime Kimya Dawson. The new album is 100% produced by Aesop Rock which is awesome as Aesop is coming into his own as a producer, but at the same time sad as we won't hear Aesop spit over any El-P or Blockhead beats this time around. Check out the album's full tracklist below.

1. Leisureforce
2. ZZZ Top
3. Cycles To Gehenna
4. Zero Dark Thirty
5. Fryerstarter
6. Ruby '81
7. Crows 1
8. Crows 2
9. Racing Stripes
10. 1,000 O'Clock
11. Homemade Mummy
12. Grace
13. Saturn Missiles
14. Tetra
15. Gopher Guts

It may be a minute before we get our first taste of Skelethon but this April we will get our first taste of Aesop's upcoming collaboration with singer/songwriter Kimya Dawson, The Uncluded, with Rhymesayers upcoming Record Store Day 2012 Picture Disc. The split 10"vinyl will feature brand new, exclusive and unreleased tracks from Atmosphere called "Someday Soon" and The Uncluded (Aesop Rock x Kimya Dawson) titled "Bats". This release RSD release is a limited run with only 2000 copies, so make sure you get your hands on one. Check out more music from Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson from last year's Daytrotter Session.

[Watch & Download] Kimya Dawson - "Driving, Driving, Driving"

Next Tuesday, the always amazing Kimya Dawson (& Friends) is set to release her upcoming record Thunder Thighs. Check out the video featuring Kimya's daughter Panda for the song "Driving, Driving, Driving" filmed by her buddy Aesop Rock. You can listen and download the full 6 minute track below. Fun fact: Panda and Kimya also contributed vocals on Hail Mary Mallon's (Aesop Rock x Rob Sonic x DJ Big Wiz) single "Breakdance Beach". Check it out and see if you can point them out.

Thunder Thighs drops on October 18th. Listen to 2 more tunes "Miami Advice" and "Walk Like Thunder" both featuring Aesop Rock from the album here.

Kimya Dawson - "Driving, Driving, Driving" by Some Kind of Awesome

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[News] Kimya Dawson & Friends Set To Release New LP 'Thunder Thighs' This October

SKoA's favorite sweetheart Kimya Dawson (of The Moldy Peaches, “Juno” Soundtrack fame) is set to release her long awaited upcoming LP Thunder Thighs on October 25th via Burnside Distribution. The highly anticipated album features appearances by Aesop Rock, who is also set to release a collaborative album with Dawson later this year, John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, Nikolai Fraiture of the Strokes, Forever Young Senior Citizen Rock and Roll Choir, Olympia Free Choir, and more! 

Take a look at the awesome cover art by Alex Pardee above, then check out two of tracks from the upcoming album  "Miami Advice" and "Walk Like Thunder" both featuring Aesop Rock below and after the jump, check out Kimya performing the lead track "All I Could Do" for her chickens (courtesy of 900Bats) and the tracklist for the new album as well.

Kimya Dawson - "Miami Advice" Feat. Aesop Rock and the Olympia Free Choir by Some Kind of Awesome

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1. All I Could Do
2. The Mare and the Bear
3. Year 10
4. Miami Advice
5. Solid and Strong
6. Zero or a Zillion
7. Same Shit/Complicated
8. I Like My Bike
9. Driving Driving Driving
10. You’re In
11. The Library
12. Walk Like Thunder
13. Captain Lou
14. Reflections
15. Unrefined
16. Utopian Futures

[Watch] Hail Mary Mallon - "Breakdance Beach" (Video) x Upcoming Tour Dates w/ Kimya Dawson

Another day, another fresh video from the hip hop trio that is Hail Mary Mallon (Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz). Check out the video for HMM's B-Boy friendly single "Breakdance Beach"directed by Alex Tarrant and Justin Metros from their debut album Are You Gonna Eat That? now available on Rhymesayers.  The song's title pretty much explains the concept of the video which includes break-dancers doing their thing on well....a beach. Check out the video from the crew above which features a cute cameo at the end from Kimya Dawson's kid Panda.

Speaking of Kimya Dawson, her and Aesop have announced new shows for their upcoming "A Night With Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson" tour which will also include the rest of the Mallon crew. The upcoming shows will preview new material from Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson's forthcoming solo albums as well as Aesop Rock and Kimya's forthcoming collaboration album which will be dropping this fall. Check out the tour dates after the jump.



August 19th                       The Abbey Theatre                         Durango, CO

August 20th                        Aggie Theatre                                Ft. Collins, CO

August 21st                        The Summit Music Hall                    Denver, CO

August 23rd                        Fox Theatre                                    Boulder, CO

August 24th                        Urban Lounge                                Salt Lake City, UT

August 26th                        Q Roadhouse                                 Wilson, WY

August 27th                        The Emerson Theatre                     Bozeman, MT

August 28th                        The Knitting Factory                       Spokane, WA


[Watch & Listen] Hail Mary Mallon (Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz) - "Smock"

The long awaited debut LP Are You Gonna Eat That? from Indie Hip Hop supergroup Hail Mary Mallon, who consists of former Def Jukies Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz, was announced to release on Rhymesayers last week and now we have an exact release date for you. Are You Gonna Eat That? is set to release on May 3rd digitally and June 7th physically and today we get our first taste of the upcoming album with the single "Smock." Peep out the dope video above and the audio below which is now available to purchase on iTunes. You can also Preorder the digital release of the album on iTunes here and Preorder the physical copy from Fifth Element here, which will also included a downloadable code to get the album on May 3rd.

The Mallon boys are set to head on tour with the wonderful Kimya Dawson, who as also collaborated with the group on their album and solo projects. Peep the albums tracklisting and dates after the jump and go check them out!

Hail Mary Mallon (Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz) - "Smock" by Some Kind of Awesome



1. Church Pants

2. Garfield

3. Grubstake

4. Meter Feeder

5. Smock

6. The Poconos

7. Breakdance Beach

8. Table Talk

9. Mailbox Baseball

10. Holy Driver

11. Knievel

12. Plagues and Bacon



4/28        Anchor Bar                     Anchorage AK  (with Murs)

4/29        University of Alaska       Fairbanks AK-  Spring Fest  (with Murs, etc)

5/7          Greek Theater                Berkley CA  (supporting Atmosphere)


5/10            Terrace Club                      Princeton, NJ

5/11            Middle East                       Boston, MA

5/13            Rock N Roll Hotel               Washington DC

5/14            Bowery Ballroom                New York, NY

5/16            Altar                                  Pittsburgh, PA

5/17            Outland                             Columbus, OH

5/19            Lincoln Hall                        Chicago, IL

5/20            High Noon Saloon               Madison, WI

5/21            Triple Rock Social Club       Minneapolis, MN

[Listen] Kimya Dawson - "Walk Like Thunder" Feat. Aesop Rock

Take a walk through Kimya Dawson's life on her beautiful amazing new song "Walk Like Thunder" from her upcoming album Thunder Thighs. The track features awide array of guest like Nikolai Fraiture from The Strokes on Bass, Jack Dishel of The Moldy Peaches, Dawson's husband and labelmate Angelo Spencer and a guest verse from Aesop Rock with additional vocals from John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats and Quinn Tuffinuff. Check it out in the player below and check out her previous track "Miami Advice" which also features Aes.

UPDATE: Kimya has released her new song, "Walk Like Thunder", as a free download through 900 Bats. All she asks is that you start taking care of you. Grab the track after the jump.

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