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Themselves premiere theFREEhoudini mixtape excerpt on Pitchfork, announce tour dates

By March 2, 2009No Comments


MP3: theFREEhoudini leak – feat. Aesop Rock, Busdriver, WHY? / cLOUDDEAD

Themselves, the Bay area duo of Doseone and Jel (both also key members of the group Subtle), have returned from a six year hiatus with a flurry of activities and releases planned for 2009. It’s no mistake that this resurrection comes hot on the heels of the Anticon label’s tenth anniversary – Themselves have long been one of the label’s flagship groups.

First up for Themselves is a tour, including stops at SXSW in March, and Coachella in April. In early March, theFREEhoudini mixtape will drop in various places around the internets, mixed by cLOUDDEAD’s Odd Nosdam and featuring a dizzying array of guests, including Slug, Aesop Rock, Busdriver, WHY?, Buck 65, Passage, DJ Baku, Alias, Pedestrian, Sole, Serengeti, D Styles and The Lionesque. As Doseone put it, “TheFREEhoudini is an inspired Themselves rendition of the classic mixtape medium, housing a medley of original music, it features every rapper we have ever shared a cause with in the past decade. It is also a gift, for these curious times in the consumption of music.”

In August 2009 Themselves will drop its third official full-length album, CrownsDown which Dose refers to as such – “CrownsDown is our statue – to rap as it reered us – and the arch and arrow, of what it is to be us, in a decade of music made and the temperature of these two thousands.” It’s also worth pointing out that theFREEhoudini mixtape and CrownsDown will be the 19th and 20th releases of Doseone’s career, respectively.


03/08 Arcata, CA Hunter Paid Gallery
03/14 Palm Springs, CA The Point After
03/15 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar
03/18 – 03/21 Austin, TX SXSW
03/25 St. Louis, MO Firebird
03/26 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
03/27 Pontiac, MI Pike Room
03/28 Toronto, ON Sneaky Dee’s
03/29 Montreal, QC Club Lambi
04/01 Boston, MA Great Scott
04/02 Princeton, NJ Terrace F Club H
04/03 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
04/04 New York, NY Studio at Webster Hall
04/06 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary
04/07 Washington, DC DC9
04/08 Blacksburg, VA The Lantern
04/09 Atlanta, GA 529
04/10 Birmingham, AL BottleTree
04/11 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
04/14 Austin, TX Mohawk
04/16 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
04/19 Indio, CA Coachella

Dropping March, 2009

mixed by cLOUDDEAD’s Odd Nosdam

Aesop Rock
DJ Baku
Buck 65
D Styles
The Lionesque

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