Went to SF this week, went to Bob’s Donuts (the song in Fryerstarter) and it was incredible. Asked the guy at the counter about the track, he gave me some of the donuts from it. Said Aes was a common face. Scooped this record at Amoeba too, bumping now. 

"Telephone distracting mom
Ruby wriggles out her strap
Fingers push the plexi-glass
She’s off into the sour patch"

— Aesop Rock - Ruby ‘81

Aesop Tour Postponed

Today is the last day of Aesop’s tour. The remainder of dates are all in Sandy’s wake which makes it difficult for them to get there, and potentially impossible to get out. Contact your venue’s for rescheduling/refund info.

Its a good one

I have specific meanings for them, which I’ve come to realize nobody on earth will ever interpret like me. None of these songs will ever mean to anyone what they mean to me, so getting people to enjoy it in any way is awesome

My Alex Pardee Skelethon print came today!

Aesop tonight was incredible. Best of the 3 times I’ve seen him. More tomorrow, for now sleep

maarclee:

Aesop Rock @ 9:30 Club - ZZZ Top

(Source: markleyshoots)

Anyone trying to translate?

*EDIT* Thanks to http://deadgnats.tumblr.com/ for the translation

“Pioneer of alternative hip-hop revisits the rage in his stomach”

When the name of rapper ASAP Rocky began to make the rounds on Google, our first thought was of Ian Bavitz. One hopes that a spelling misunderstanding does not cause the forgetting of the big, clumsy New Yorker who, under the name Aesop Rock, has since written 15 years of the most disconcerting pages in the history of alternative hip hop.
Skelethon is reassuring in two ways: First, everything—from the originality of his production and his indie-rock vibeto his inimitable sense of surrealism—is multiplied tenfold by his wish to record in complete autonomy (alone, independently). Secondly, he possesses in this sixth album an ill-being and a fury other backpackers don’t know how to replicate. Bavitz has recently dealt with the loss of his best friend and dissolution of his marriage, his [rage and ill-being] would have been out of place otherwise. He would have to be moreso if this disc goes unnoticed.

Anyone trying to translate?

*EDIT* Thanks to http://deadgnats.tumblr.com/ for the translation

“Pioneer of alternative hip-hop revisits the rage in his stomach”

When the name of rapper ASAP Rocky began to make the rounds on Google, our first thought was of Ian Bavitz. One hopes that a spelling misunderstanding does not cause the forgetting of the big, clumsy New Yorker who, under the name Aesop Rock, has since written 15 years of the most disconcerting pages in the history of alternative hip hop.

Skelethon is reassuring in two ways: First, everything—from the originality of his production and his indie-rock vibeto his inimitable sense of surrealism—is multiplied tenfold by his wish to record in complete autonomy (alone, independently). Secondly, he possesses in this sixth album an ill-being and a fury other backpackers don’t know how to replicate. Bavitz has recently dealt with the loss of his best friend and dissolution of his marriage, his [rage and ill-being] would have been out of place otherwise. He would have to be moreso if this disc goes unnoticed.

My vinyl came in, got the shirt too. Ima put up a pic of all my Aesop related stuff sometime next week.

always sick to watch Aes kill it

darthmoe:

I was like right in front of this dood <3 

So is Skelethon anyone’s fav Aes album now?