The Uncluded Hokey Fright on Limited Edition 45RPM Picture Disc 2LP + Download Card
Featuring Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson!
In 2007, while on tour supporting his album None Shall Pass, indie rapper/producer Aesop Rock wrote a fan email to folk singer/songwriter Kimya Dawson. A few years later they reconnected during the creation of arts-and-oddities blog 900Bats, which in turn sparked the pair's collaborative musical efforts. After appearing on each other's respective recent solo records, Aesop Rock Skelethon (Rhymesayers) and Kimya Dawson Thunder Thighs (Great Crap Factory), both found more worth pursuing within the group dynamic, and The Uncluded was hatched.
Kimya Dawson is a Grammy winning, platinum selling singer songwriter most widely known for her work on the Juno soundtrack and her former band, The Moldy Peaches. Aesop Rock (aka Ian Bavitz) is a critically acclaimed hip hop artist/producer, recognized for his dense and abstract word play. His lyrics have been published in the New York Times Best Seller Hip Hop Speaks to Children, as well as Yale University's Anthology of Rap.
Their upcoming album Hokey Fright was recorded over the course of a year using a variety of locations and devices, from voice memo recorders to fleshed out studios. Aesop and Kimya wrote, performed, and recorded the whole album, with the exception of the drums on "Delicate Cycle," which were played by James McNew of Yo La Tengo. Limited double picture disc vinyl with clear gatefold plastic jacket and free digital download card.
The Uncluded Hokey Fright Track Listing:
2. Delicate Cycle
3. TV on 10
7. Jambi Cafe
10. Eyeball Soup
11. The Aquarium
16. Tits Up