Way back in ’08 I was obsessed with a little known group from Minneapolis called Doomtree. I was just getting over my fixation with Flex, a song from their False Hopes album, when I heard news of an upcoming release. “Drumsticks” premiered on the group’s site a couple weeks later, and the beat blew me away. Its natural sounds with a heavy kick bass made the hairs on my neck stand up. I couldn’t wait for the release, and when it rolled around I was in for a surpise… unfortunately, not a good one. The album didn’t come close to that of False Hopes, and although, it packed in a few noticeable tracks, the album as a whole was nothing praiseworthy. I still love this track, though, and I know you will too.
I actually wanted to show y’all the video of “Drumsticks” that made “the hairs on my neck stand up”, but all I could come up with was something they did after the release (found here). I gotta say the video isn’t all that impressive; partly because of the “bicycle gang” (not my thing), but mostly due to the shotty camera work and poor video editing. So instead I put up a video from another song off the album, “Game Over”, which is not only a good listen but highly entertaining, and also has some nice shots of the city.
Enjoy it all, and make sure you share your thoughts. I can’t tell y’all enough how much I love to hear your opinions, it helps me determine what and what not to post up on here!
Game Over Music Video by Doomtree:
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
P.O.S. (Stefon Alexander): MC, Producer
Sims (Andrew Sims): MC
Dessa (Maggie Wander): MC
Mike Mictlan (Mike Marquez): MC
Cecil Otter (Jake Smith): MC, Producer
Paper Tiger: Producer
MK Larada: Producer, DJ
Lazerbeak (Aaron Mader): Producer
Turbo Nemesis: DJ, Turntablist
Label: Doomtree Records
Albums: False Hopes | Doomtree
Similar Artists: Mayday | Mel Gibson and the Pants | Atmosphere
Links: MySpace | Facebook | YouTube | Wikipedia | Twitter | Last.fm | AllMusic
Release Date: July 29, 2008
Performers: Cecil Otter, Mictlan, Dessa, P.O.S., Sims
Lyrics: LyricsBay (of course there are bullshit popups, so watch out)
Buy Links: Amazon | Amazon Mp3 | iTunes