WATCH NOW: Doomtree Reveals “Final Boss” Video, Extends U.S. Tour

Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree has revealed their video for “Final Boss” from their new full-length All Hands, out now on Doomtree Records.

The Maria Juranic-directed video premiered via Stereogum, who noted that “the clean, creepy treatment features Sims, Dessa, P.O.S, and Mike Mictlan sitting down to a Rocky Horror-style last supper, rattling off tight verses before getting individually snuffed out by a looming Cecil Otter. It’s a grim comment on the inevitability of death, but not without a final twist to unsettle your already-upset stomach.”

The group’s new LP All Hands is available for purchase on iTunes HERE, through Doomtree’s online store HERE, and on Bandcamp HERE.

The collective, which consists of Cecil OtterDessaLazerbeakMike MictlanP.O.SPaper Tiger and Sims, is continuing their U.S. tour tonight with a sold-out show at Boot & Saddle in Philadelphia, PA and concluding at SXSW 2015 in Austin, TX. The tour features support from Open Mike EagleHellfyre ClubTransit, and Greg Grease at different points along the tour. In addition to their hometown release show on February 25 at First Avenue Mainroom in Minneapolis, MN, the group has also announced their inclusion in the inaugural lineup of the Justin Vernon– and Aaron Dessner-curated Eaux Claires Festival, taking place in Eau Claire, WI on July 17 and 18. The full list of tour dates is below, with more to be announced soon.
The release of All Hands comes after much anticipation, including a recent feature on NPR‘s All Things Considered. To usher in its release, Doomtree revealed singles “.38 Airweight,” “Gray Duck” (and its accompanying video), and “Final Boss,” and a full album stream through Pandora Premieres. There has been substantial praise from all corners regarding the already-released tracks — Consequence of Sound noted that “over flickering beats and blitzing synths, Doomtree sound as confident as ever” on “.38 Airweight,” while The Fader praised “Gray Duck” as a “hard-hitting track” and A.V. Club lauded “Final Boss“‘s “mentions of video game boss levels and cheat codes alongside inflammatory political texts.”

To write All Hands, crew members sequestered themselves in a cabin with no cell reception to distract from the task at hand and no neighbors to be bothered by the music playing through the night. The process informed the product: the record creates and operates within its own sphere-a particular mix of menace, humor, beauty, and adrenaline. Though the Minneapolis sound is present on All Hands, the record is as much a product of seven friends, relying only on each other, working in international waters. Both the catchiest and densest album in the group’s catalog, All Hands adeptly walks a tightrope of immediately memorable hooks and in-depth lyricism that rewards repeated listens. The result is equally worthy of up-to-11 trunk-rattling drives as it is late-night headphone sessions.

Doomtree tour dates:

2/13 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA #
2/14 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC #
2/16 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA #
2/17 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY #
2/19 – Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI #
2/20 – Abbey Pub – Chicago, IL # %
2/21 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI  # %
2/25 – First Avenue Mainroom (Album Release Show) – Minneapolis, MN
3/3 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
3/4 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE $
3/5 – Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, CO $
3/6 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO $
3/7 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT $
3/9 – Nuemo’s – Seattle, WA $
3/10 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
3/12 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA $
3/13 – The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA $
3/14 – The Glass House – Pomona, CA $
3/16 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ $
3/17 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM $
3/19-3/21 – SXSW – Austin, TX
7/17-7/18 – Eaux Claires Festival – Eau Claire, WI

# – with Open Mike Eagle
$ – with Hellfyre Club and Transit
% – with Greg Grease
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