WHY? have a new EP ready to go called Sod In The Seed (City Slang/Anticon), and you are able to take a listen to the title track with the Soundcloud player below. With new music comes a responsibility to fans, an obligation. Well, maybe not a true obligation, but they’re going on tour that will take them around town like Spongebob Squarepants from August until October. See where they’ll be:

August 24 – Columbia, MO (The Blue Note) *&
August 25 – Norman, OK (Opolis) *&
August 26 – Santa Fe, NM (SOL @ Santa Fe Brewing) *&
August 27 – Phoenix, AZ (Crescent Ballroom) *&
August 28 – Los Angeles, CA (Echoplex) *#
August 30 – San Francisco, CA (Great American Music Hall) ^*#
August 31 – Arcata, CA (Arcata Playhouse) *#
September 1 – Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom) *#
September 2 – Seattle, WA (Bumbershoot Festival)
September 3 – Boise, ID (Reef) *%
September 4 – Salt Lake City, UT (In The Venue) *%
September 5 – Englewood, CO (The Gothic) *%
September 6 – Omaha, NE (The Waiting Room) *%
September 7 – Lawrence, KS (The Granada) *%
September 8 – Minneapolis, MN (Cedar Cultural Center) ^*%
September 9 – Chicago, IL (Lincoln Hall) ^*%
September 10 – Cleveland, OH (Beachland Ballroom) ^*%
September 11 – Ithaca, NY (The Haunt) ^*+
September 12 – Cambridge, MA (Middle East) ^*+
September 13 – Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall Of Williamsburg) ^*+
September 14 – Philadelphia, PA (Union Transfer) ^*+
September 15 – Durham, NC (Motorco Music Hall) ^*+
September 16 – Asheville, NC (Grey Eagle) ^*+
September 17 – Atlanta, GA (The Earl) ^*+
September 18 – Nashville, TN (Mercy Lounge) ^*+
October 5 – Dusseldorf, Germany (New Fall Festival)
October 6 – Evreux, France (L’abordage)
October 7 – Paris, France (Maroquinerie)
October 8 – Brighton, UK (Old Market)
October 9 – London, UK (Electric Ballroom)
October 10 – Manchester, UK (Central Methodist Church)
October 11 – Bristol, UK (Fleece)
October 12 – Glasgow, UK (SWG3)
October 13 – Oxford, UK (The Bullingdon)
October 15 – Berlin, Germany (Volksbuhne)

* = w/ Serengeti
^ = w/ Doseone
& = w/ DJ Tony Trimm
# = w/ DJ Sodapop
% = w/ Jel (DJ Set)
+ = w/ DJ Thanksgiving Brown

The new EP? Sod In The Seed will be released on August 14th, and here’s the official cover art.

The title track? Oh yeah, here it is.

SOME STUFFS: Are they Themselves? Themselves say yes, in reference to “CrownsDown”

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Doseone and Jel have returned as, appropriately, Themselves, and a new album is on its way in the form of CrownsDown. It will be released on my birthday, and here is the official track listing:

1. Back II Burn
2. Oversleeping
3. The Mark
4. Gangster Of Disbelief
5. Daxstrong
6. You Ain’t It
7. Roman Is As Roman Does
8. Skinning The Drum
9. Deadcatclear II
10. Gold Teeth Will Roll

What will make of the album? Fans of Doseone, Jel, and the Anticon movement will buy this blindly, but some of the things referenced in their press release include such things as “X-Clan”, “electro bounce”, “Nas”, “Kool Keith”, “Auto-Tune”, and “sweat-and-blood-made crowns”. What does this all mean? You’ll find out, but if you can’t wait around for it just yet, they did create a pre-release album that fans can download for free. You can find out about it here.

SOME STUFFS: The road welcomes Themselves

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Photo by Mathew Scott © copyright Anticon Records.

You may know of Doseone and Jel and because of that, you may know of Themselves. They are heading on tour again, and as you anticipate them, you can download their brand new album for free. It’s called theFREEhoudini and you can download it now by heading to

As you let their sounds get into your pores, take a look at where they’re headed:

07/23 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
07/24 Portland, OR Doug Fir
07/26 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
07/28 Visalia, CA The Cellar Door
07/29 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland
07/30 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
08/01 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill

Check them.

SOME STUFFS: Ellay Khule performs in Honolulu this Thursday night

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If you are in Honolulu this week, or about to head there, you’ll want to go to this concert at The Loft (115 N. Hotel St. #2). It brings together Ellay Khule along with NoCanDo, Joe Dub, and DJ Jus Jones. Anticon‘s own Jel is scheduled to appear as well, so head to the show and celebrate the last weekend of May 2009 in style.

The show is 21 and over, $10 at the door. For more information, head to Lightsleepers.

Unfamiliar with Ellay Khule? Hui: