Pitchfork (Website) - "Voices harmonize in pop-punk-adjacent indie-anthem hooks. Lazerbeak and Paper Tiger deliver serrated, drum-splintering minor-key threat-beats fresh from the Neo Geo Orchestra."
Audio Mixer: Joe Mabbott.
Recording information: 1331; The Hideaway MPLS.
Photographer: Graham Tolbert.
Minneapolis indie hip-hop collective Doomtree returned with their third proper album, All Hands, in early 2015, following a bevy of mixtapes and internet-only tracks. Ever tied to their long-labored D.I.Y. ethos, the album was produced, performed, and written completely in house by members of the collective such as Paper Tiger, Lazerbeak, Dessa, and P.O.S.. The collective also self-released the album on their own Doomtree Records imprint. The music is full-bodied and performances are high energy, with emcees dropping mile-a-minute references both revolutionary and absurd over the course of the album's 13 tracks and nearly hour-long running time. The release of the album was preceded by three singles, "Final Boss," ".38 Airweight," and "Gray Duck," all included on the album. ~ Fred Thomas