Aesop Rock – Skelethon (Artwork x Tracklist)

blame it on Shake April 9, 2012

I first got this email about two weeks back but I was currently on one of the six flights taken during my time on tour with CunninLynguists in Scandinavia. Sadly I’m just now coming across it again (it’s crazy how cluttered the inbox can get in just a week and a half of ignoring it). Anyways, some of the best news of 2012 so far has been unearthed. After a five year break*, Aes Rizzle is back with his first solo LP since 2007’s None Shall Pass. That’s right… Skelethon, July 10th, Rhymesayers.

Features landing more on the indie rock side (Kimya Dawson, Allyson Baker of Dirty Ghosts, Hanni El Khatib, Nicky Fleming-Yaryan, Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz and the Grimace Federation) and artwork handled by Barcelona-based painter Aryz (mix that with RSE’s top-notch packaging, those that still care about the physical product are in for a treat). Hit the jump for the tracklist (sans features) and the first episode of Aes’ new viral Skelethon series.

1. Leisureforce
2. ZZZ Top
3. Cycles To Gehenna
4. Zero Dark Thirty
5. Fryerstarter
6. Ruby ’81
7. Crows 1
8. Crows 2
9. Racing Stripes
10. 1,000 O’Clock
11. Homemade Mummy
12. Grace
13. Saturn Missiles
14. Tetra
15. Gopher Guts

*As if you can call touring the world, producing Felt 3, dropping Are You Gonna Eat That? as part of Hail Mary Mallon, working on The Uncluded with anti-folk singer Kimya Dawson, and more a “break”.