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PR: Wale/P.O.S./Dessa Producer Lazerbeak Solo Album
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at 2:45PM :: Email this article :: Print this article



From Girlie Action:

Wale/P.O.S./Dessa Producer Lazerbeak to Release Debut Solo Album

Click HERE to Stream/Download “Salt and Sea” - http://girlieaction.com/music/lazerbeak/downloads/Salt_And_Sea.mp3 .

Legend Recognize Legend (September 28th; Doomtree Records) is the first solo project from Lazerbeak, one of the most prolific members of the Doomtree collective. As a beatmaker, Beak has contributed propulsive, neck-snapping production to Wale, P.O.S., Dessa, and almost every Doomtree project. Now he is stepping into the spotlight with a sound of his own.  Combining elements of indie rock, pop, and hip hop production, Legend Recognize Legend is bolstered by layers of keyboards, live strings, horns, drum breaks, and group vocals.

Beak wrote, arranged, and sang on the entire record, with contributions from his Doomtree cohorts and members of his former band, The Plastic Constellations (who toured with The Hold Steady and signed to Frenchkiss Records). On Legend Recognize Legend, you can hear evidence of Lazerbeak’s musical history.  It’s got the polyrhythmic signature of a beatmaker, with layered breaks that create inventive, galloping cadences.  However, the songs also feature the earnest, candid vocals that made The Plastic Constellations so disarming and infectious – winning them praise from media outlets as disparate as Pitchfork and Reader’s Digest.
 
Legend Recognize Legend is not a calculated fusion record though, and it charts a clear course apart from Beak’s past projects.  On “Salt and Sea,” he embarks on a deep-sea adventure about learning love’s lessons through hardship; fittingly, the track features his wife’s backup vocals.  On “Let It Go,” he sings about meeting death without fear, and about the future on the horizon.  But for all the weighty themes, the record isn’t a sad one.  Legend Recognize Legendis about the way the world is, the way it ought to be, and the belief that the divide between the two isn’t so impassable.

Pre-order Legend Recognize Legend HERE and don’t miss your chance to catch the entire Doomtree crew when they stop by a city near you!  See below for dates:
 
Doomtree Wings & Teeth Tour Dates:
11/04: Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
11/05: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
11/06: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court (AA)
11/06: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge (21+)
11/07: Missoula, MT @ The Palace (P.O.S not appearing)
11/08: Seattle, WA @ Neumo's
11/09: Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
11/10: Portland, OR @ Berbati's Pan
11/12: San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
11/13: Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy Theatre
11/16: Austin, TX @ Red 7
11/17: Denton, TX @ Hailey's
11/19: New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina's
11/20: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/21: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
11/22: Virginia Beach, VA @ The Jewish Mother
11/23: Washington, DC @ DC9
11/24: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
11/26: Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
11/27: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
11/28: Portland, ME @ Space
11/30: Montreal, QC@ Il Motore
12/01: Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee's
12/02: Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom
12/03: Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
12/04: Grinnell, IA @ Gardner Lounge (Grinnell)
12/05: Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon



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