AESOP ROCK, ROB SONIC, AND DJ BIG WIZ FORM NEW GROUP HAIL MARY MALLON
RHYMESAYERS TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM ARE YOU GONNA EAT THAT? ON MAY 3RD DIGITAL AND JUNE 7TH PHYSICAL
LATE APRIL AND MAY TOUR ANNOUNCED WITH KIMYA DAWSON
WATCH VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE SMOCK (LIVE FROM THE BURGUNDY CAMRY) HERE
Rhymesayers has announced the signing and release of Hail Mary Mallon’s debut record, Are You Gonna Eat That? for digital release on May 3rd, 2011 and physical CD and double colored, etched vinyl on June 7th 2011. The trio comprised of Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, and DJ Big Wiz will premiere tracks from the upcoming record this April and May while on tour with Kimya Dawson.
After years of touring together and collaborating in the studio, Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz joined forces to create their new group, Hail Mary Mallon. The groups name pays homage to Mary Mallon aka Typhoid Mary, the first person in US identified as a carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever. The trio plans to spread their infectious blend of powerful production and back-forth rhyme schemes all over the world.
The 12-track album’s production is as detailed as the raw lyrics both Aesop and Rob spit. Thick, underlying bass keeps a strong backbone to the breaking drums and high-distorted guitar that comes and goes as songs climax. The ultimate compliment is DJ Big Wiz’s scratching ability that pops through while Aesop and Rob pass verses with ease. Their first single, Smock, adds synthesizers and ambient tones that subtlety rest atop the dark beat while Breakdance Beach keeps focus on the tight kickdrum and distorted handclaps. The contrast of production-heavy tracks with punching lines and stripped down bangers with light-hearted hooks allow the album to never lose your attention.
Hail Mary Mallon’s first video, Smock, features Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic performing the song live while driving around San Francisco. Look for cameo appearances from DJ Big Wiz, Kimya Dawson, and artist/illustrator Alex Pardee. Alexander Tarrant and Justin Metros directed the video.
ARE YOU GONNA EAT THAT? TRACKLISTING:
1. Church Pants
4. Meter Feeder
6. The Poconos
7. Breakdance Beach
8. Table Talk
9. Mailbox Baseball
10. Holy Driver
12. Plagues and Bacon
AESOP ROCK WITH ROB SONIC AND DJ BIG WIZ
4/28 Anchor Bar Anchorage AK (with Murs)
4/29 University of Alaska Fairbanks AK- Spring Fest (with Murs, etc)
5/7 Greek Theater Berkley CA (supporting Atmosphere)
A NIGHT WITH AESOP ROCK AND KIMYA DAWSON featuring Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz:
5/10 Terrace Club Princeton, NJ
5/11 Middle East Boston, MA
5/13 Rock N Roll Hotel Washington DC
5/14 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
5/16 Altar Pittsburgh, PA
5/17 Outland Columbus, OH
5/19 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
5/20 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
5/21 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN