Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson, known afresh as indie hip hop doublet, The Uncluded, are waiting until May 7 this year to release their rookie album Hokey Fright.
Described as a disc filled with thoughts and questions of death and the afterlife, the Uncluded attempts to process this thing we call “life”, while surfacing over a collection of whimsical tunes that take you on a journey, all in the aims of figuring out the mysteries of mortality.
The Uncluded used the length of about a year to record the album, ensuring that every track was occupied with the indefinite, hypothetical lyrics Aesop Rock is so skilled at providing; all the while, every word is uncarefully smoothed over by elementary melodies pressed from the soul of Dawson.
The album, already in high anticipation, is ignited even the more, as the duo has announced a lengthy set of tour dates set to spring into summer. Starting next month the group will begin down an extensive road trip, a trip that will take them from one side of the nation to the next, in order to support their forthcoming LP.
As mentioned, shows start in May and wont be concluding until early August. To catch a live set, check out the tour dates below.
2013 Tour Dates
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May 28: Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
May 29: Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
May 30: Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
Jun 01: Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
Jun 02: Montreal, QC – Il Motore
Jun 03: Toronto, ON – The Blk Box
Jun 05: Detroit, MI – Trinosophes
Jun 06: Pittsburgh, PA – The Warhol
Jun 07: Columbus, OH – Wexner Center @ Ohio State
Jun 08: Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music
Jun 21: Dallas, TX – The Texas Theatre
Jun 22: Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
Jun 23: Austin, TX – Central Presbyterian
Jun 25: St. Louis, MO – Firebird
Jun 26: Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar
Jun 29: Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
Jun 30: Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
Jul 01: Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Jul 03: Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Jul 05: Denver, CO – The Marquis Theatre
Jul 06: Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
Jul 23: San Diego, CA – The Irenic
Jul 25: Los Angeles, CA – First Unitarian Church
Jul 26: San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Jul 29: Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Jul 30: Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
Jul 31: Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
Aug 02: Missoula, MT – The Palace
Aug 03: Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court