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Aesop Rock – Shrunk | Music Video

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Aesop Rock has announced a new run of tour dates (see below video) across North America in support of his acclaimed new album, The Impossible Kid. He will be joined by Rob Sonic, DJ Zone and Homeboy Sandman. This arrives in conjunction with a new Rob Shaw-directed video for album standout, “Shrunk”.

 

“Shrunk” has moody, cyclical bass punctuated by tight snare work on the drums. There are brief pauses to add to the ambience, before a drum roll heralds another word-packed verse. In terms of the delivery you could perhaps argue he, Wax and Mr. Lif have much in common, rapping wise.

 

The video veers from humdrum real life, to complete immersion in oldschool video game arcades. Or, judging by the visuals, perhaps the games, to some extent, imitate the trials and tribulations of real life? Anyway, you do also see him rap to the camera, and every word urged forth from the mouth is spat with sizeable passion.

 

 

Aesop Rock US TOUR DATES

 

11.25 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
11.26 – Bend, OR – Domino Room
11.27 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
11.29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar
12.01 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
12.2 – Chico, CA – Senator Theatre
12.3 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
12.5 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
12.6 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
12.7 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Green Room
12.9 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
12.10 – Ft Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
12.12 – Billings, MT – Pub Station
12.13 – Missoula, MT – Monk’s
12.16 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
12.17 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway at SAIT
12.19 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
12.20 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
1.6 – Fargo, ND – The Sanctuary
1.7 – Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge
1.9 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Taphouse
1.10 – St Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
1.11 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
1.13 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theatre
1.14 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
1.16 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
1.17 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
1.19 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
1.20 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
1.21 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
1.23 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
1.24 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met
1.25 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
1.27 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
1.28 – Montreal, QB – L’Astral
1.29 – Toronto, ON – MOD Club

 

Also performing at SOS Fest

 

*11.5 – Austin, TX – Sound On Sound Festival (no Homeboy Sandman on this date)*

 

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I've always wanted to be involved in the media since before I even left school; to write for a living.I feel most eloquent when mapping out my thoughts on paper or on a computer screen.I studied media at college for two years, and went straight into third year at university studying publishing with journalism.After a range of work experience, I did a magazine journalism course in Bournemouth, a long way away from my hometown of Aberdeen, achieving my NCTJ qualifications.Now I spend my time gladly writing about music.
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