Posts tagged Paper Tiger
[$FREE.99] Mike Mictlan (of Doomtree) - 'SNAXXX'

It's always awesome to be a Doomtree fan! Especially this year with the multiple releases that the crew has put out like Lazerbeak's Lava Bangers, the Doomtree crew album No Kings, Paper Tiger's Summer EP and free Beat Tape and the upcoming album from P.O.S. We Don't Even Live Here, it's hard not be excited and supportive of one of hip hop's best if not THE BEST collective there is out there. Why do you think they are called "Team The Best Team"?

In addition to all the releases I listed above, we get another album from Doomtree member, Z3R0K00L himself Mike Mictlan titled SNAXXX. The album is the first solo release from Mike since his collaborative record with Doomtree producer Lazerbeak, Hand Over Fist. However, unlike most of Doomtree's releases, Mictlan's SNAXXX features one cut of Doomtree production by Paper Tiger while the majority of the album is produced by newcomer 2% Muck (Tha Clerb, Spyder Baybie Raw Dog) and also features some of the midwest's up and coming rappers such as Lizzo, Greg Grease, Spyder Baybie Raw Dog and Freez but also features Doomtree partner-in-crime P.O.S. for 2 tracks on the album.

It's a bit of change of the normal formula that we are used to from members of the crew but it's still a dope record nonetheless. You can stream the album below and then head to group's bandcamp site to download the record for free or by naming your own price if you wish to show support. WHICH YOU SHOULD ALWAYS DO! So that dope artists like Mike keep continuing doing what you and them love and thats putting out good music. Need more convincing (you shouldn't) peep the awesome promo above.

You can also pick up the album in physical form in a sweet deluxe package of the album titled SNAXXX PAXXX, which includes an autographed 15 track CD, multi-colored screen printed t-shirt, 11x17 3D SNAXXX Magic Eye Poster, 2 different stickers, and a gummy pizza candy, all packaged inside of a special screen printed "MIKE'S SNAXXX" pizza box. There have only been 300 physical PAXXX created, so get your ass to the Doomtree Store and pick one of those up as fast as you can.

Mike will be on tour with P.O.S. in support of his new album We Don't Even Live Here dropping this month. Check out the tour dates after the jump.

P.O.S We Don't Even Live Here Tour!! w/Bad Rabbits and Mike Mictlan


10/26/2012 // Minneapolis, MN -- First Avenue :: 

11/1/2012 // Milwaukee, WI — Turner Hall ::

11/2/2012 // Chicago, IL — Bottom Lounge ::

11/3/2012 // Detroit, MI — Magic Stick ::

11/4/2012 // Cleveland Hts, OH — Grog Shop ::

11/5/2012 // Pittsburgh, PA — Altar Bar ::

11/7/2012 // New York, NY — Irving Plaza ::

11/8/2012 // Boston, MA — Royale ::

11/9/2012 // Philadelphia, PA — First UU Church ::

11/10/2012 // Washington, DC — Rock & Roll Hotel ::

11/11/2012 // Carrboro, NC — Cat's Cradle ::

11/13/2012 // Orlando, FL — The Social ::

11/14/2012 // Tallahassee, FL — Club Downunder :: tickets day of show only

11/15/2012 // Baton Rouge, LA — Spanish Moon ::

11/16/2012 // Houston, TX — Fitzgerald's ::

11/17/2012 // Austin, TX — The Mohawk ::

11/18/2012 // Dallas, TX — The Loft ::

[Watch] Paper Tiger - "The Fortunate Wayfarer"

Doomtree producer/DJ Paper Tiger just released his new Summer EP earlier this week and to celebrate the release Papes has dropped a new video for one of the album cuts, "The Fortunate Wayfarer." Witness the journey of a boombox who heads to the carnival and has the time of his life and watches the fireworks with several other machines like a Ms. Pac Man and Galaga Arcade cabinet. I know, it sounds strange but its pretty awesome and also makes you want to go to a carnival right after. Mmmmm Cotton Candy...

Pick up Paper Tiger's Summer EP now via iTunes, the Doomtree Store or below via Paper Tiger's Bandcamp. Team The Best Team stays winning.

[Listen] Paper Tiger (of Doomtree) - "Gold Pass"

It's been a crazy morning from pushing people's broken down cars to hearing some amazing tunes to slam Tequila to. I know it's before noon. GET OFF MY BACK MOM! Anyways, the homie Paper Tiger of "Team The Best Team," you might know them as the midwest hip hop collective DOOMTREE, is gearing up to drop an EP this Summer simply called the Summer EP (if it bangs why stress on a name?). The all new EP consists of 6 new instrumentals from the Doomtree hitmaker/DJ and will be available for your ears on August 14th via the groups own label, Doomtree Records.

In addition to the new EP, them fine folks over at DTR are hooking up all pre-orders with an autographed copy of the album, plus a limited bonus CD, Beat Tape which consists of 15 never before heard Paper Tiger instrumentals. There are Only 500 physical copies of Beat Tape available, each onehand numbered and autographed by Papes himself so get your happy ass over to the Doomtree Webstore and pre-order that bitch. Peep the trailer below:

While you do that, enjoy the soothing sounds of a new Paper Tiger track titled "Gold Pass" from the upcoming EP below courtesty of Prefix.

[Watch] Doomtree - "Beacon"

Team The Best Team aka Wings and Teeth aka Minneapolis hip hop collective Doomtree return with a brand new video off one of my favorite albums of 2011 No Kings. Although the album dropped back in November, the Doom Crew have been busy touring in support of their latest record and if you heard it in all its epicness you would understand why. But even with their crazy schedule the crew still finds time to put out some awesome videos like their latest steampunk themed visual for the No Kings' cut "Beacon" directed by Bo Hakala.

This dark and gritty video is one of my favorite videos that the collective have put out to date. Although it isn't Har Mar Superstar getting down(to his bare ass, literally) to some "Bangarang" karaoke, this video speaks for itself on how creative these group of artist are and also showcases the always beautiful Dessa, Sims looking like a crazed maniac while Mike Mictlan creeping around in the shadows which I call an all around win. But anyways, enough talk check the video out above and if you haven't already picked up No Kings (FOR SHAME) do so here.

If you still haven't caught the group on tour like myself (I know sad, right?) you still have a chance to catch them at the following events:

Doomtree Upcoming Tour Dates

6/16 – Minneapolis, MN – Rock The Garden

7/13 – Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival

7/20 – 7/22 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party

7/27 ­- Somerset, WI - Sound Town Music & Camping Festival at Somerset Amphitheater

8/4 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza 

[Watch] Doomtree - "Bolt Cutter" (Video)

AltPress debuts the first video from Midwest Hip Hop Collective Doomtree's sophomore album No Kings (which I have thoroghly bumping all weekend). Check the awesome video for the lava banger "Bolt Cutter" directed by Marijuana Deathsquads' Issac Gale. No Kings drops tomorrow. Do yourselves a favor and pick this one up. We'll have a review of the album for you up later this week.

UPDATE: Hear No Kings before it drops tomorrow via Spinner while you can.

[Download] Doomtree Announce 'No Kings', Release New Song "The Grand Experiment"

This is a wonderful surprise! The Doomtree crew, P.O.S, Sims, Cecil Otter, Dessa, Mike Mictlan, Lazerbeak and Paper Tiger are back with their upcoming sophomore crew album No Kings, being dropped on Nofucksgiven day, November 22nd. Preorders for the new album have begun, which include both CDs and a double-vinyl standard and deluxe package. Included with the packages is a chance to win a pair of tickets to all seven nights of this year’s Blowout at First Avenue in Minneapolis. WHAT!? Thats right, peep the dates for DOOMTREE BLOWOUT VII after the jump and check out the full pre-order details HERE.

But thats not all folks, down below is the first single from No Kings, “The Grand Experiment.” Check it out, spread it around. Embrace it. And for those of you that will be out in New York for CMJ, Doomtree will be performing at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on October 19th. Even if you dont have a CMJ badge, you can still pick up tickets here. Be there, I will. NO KINGS. EVER.

Doomtree Blowout VII dates: Grab tickets here.

[Listen] Dessa - "Palace"

The first lady of Doomtree returns with a new brand new album titled Castor, The Twin. The album is features 11 songs, ten of which have been previously released on previous Doomtree releases including Dessa's last record, A Badly Broken Code. However, this isn't a greatest hits album. For this project, Dessa rallied up an ensemble of "really effing talented" live players who have reshaped her former material with a combination of live instruments (Stand-up bass, viola, grand piano, vibraphone, mandolin, and timpani) for a more classical and organic sound.

Unlike the rest of album which consist of previously released songs, the albums final song titled "The Beekeeper" is a brand new song and is the first single from Dessa's next full-length, due in 2012. Take a listen to the first taste of the new album with the latest rendition of the song "Palace" below, which was originally featured on Paper Tiger's latest LP Made Like Us.

Castor, The Twin is set to release on October 4th, right before the next Doomtree crew record No Kings and the upcoming P.O.S. album. Looks like it's gonna be a Doomtree holiday season! Peep the tracklist below.

1. 551
2. Kites
3. Mineshaft
4. The Chaconne
5. Into The Spin
6. Dixon's Girl
7. The Crow
8. Alibi
9. Palace
10. Mineshaft 2
11. The Beekeeper

[News] Doomtree Recording 2nd Crew Album, Announce Good Time Zoo Tour & Drop New Mike Mictlan Track

According to various Retweets on twitter, it looks like MPLS hip hop super group, Doomtree are back in the studio working on the follow up to their 2008 self titled album. According to Sims, if everything goes smooth we should have it late fall, hopefully, alongside the new P.O.S. album and Astronautalis and P.O.S. Four Fists album. Looks like its gonna be a Doomtree holiday season.

But that's not all the Doom crew's been up to. Sims, Lazerbeak and Cecil Otter are about to hit the road on the Good Time Zoo Tour with a few full crew shows in the mix, including one at the famed Red Rocks with SKoA Favorite RJD2. Peep the tour dates after the jump.

Lastly, we got a new previously unreleased tune from Doomtree member, Mike Mictlan, who we haven't heard much from since the release of his album with Lazerbeak, Hand Over Fist. Peep the Beatchefs produced joint "Cogs + Flywheels" in the player below, which you can download by naming your own price. DOOMTREE! 

Good Time Zoo Tour dates:

9/17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court (early show) / Urban Lounge (late show)
9/19 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile
9/20 - Portland, OR - Branx
9/21 - Reno, NV - Tonic
9/22 - San Francisco, CA - Brick and Mortar
9/23 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
9/24 - Los Angeles, CA - The Central
9/26 - Phoenix, AZ - Chasers
9/27 - Albuquerque, NM - Moonlight Lounge
9/29 - Austin, TX - Beauty Bar
9/30 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
10/1 – Columbia, MO – Mojo’s
10/2 - St. Louis, MO - Cicero's
10/4 - Washington, DC - DC9
10/5 - Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar
10/6 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
10/7 - Boston, MA - O'Brien's
10/8 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose
10/9 - Pontiac, MI - Pike Room at Crofoot
10/10 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge (Upstairs)
10/15 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Cafe (to be confirmed)
Additional Upcoming Doomtree Shows
8/5 - Kansas City, KS - Kanrocksas Music Festival*
8/6 - Sioux Falls, SD - 605 Summer Classic^
8/13 - Minneapolis, MN - Pizza Luce Block Party (P.O.S solo performance)
8/19 - Somerset, WI - Somerset Amphitheater (SoundTown Music Festival) (Sims solo performance)
8/20 - Minneapolis, MN - West Bank Music Festival (Dessa solo performance)
8/26 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club (Mike Mictlan with Isaiah Toothtaker, BrodR and Slapping Purses)
9/16 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater "Snowboard on the Rocks" Film Festival*
* - Full Doomtree Collective
^ - Full Doomtree Collective without Dessa