NEWS

Jan 01 2014

2013 was like…

Skelethon Tour
Rob Sonic
DJ Big Wiz
James Lynch
Busdriver
Mike Eagle
Edison
Billy Woods
Dark Time Sunshine
Juggaknots
Grayskul
Rhymesayers
Joey Raia
The Uncluded LP/Tour
Kimya Dawson
Travis Millard
James McNew
John Greenham
Hamell On Trial
Rob Shaw
Robin Moses
Pete Lee
Ben Fee
Adam J. Dunn
Sheryl Crow

and more.

And to all of you fantastic people that have supported what I do for yet another year – Thank you!! Let’s make 2014 awesome.

Mar 06 2013

The Uncluded – Scissorhands

Enjoy -

Mar 06 2013

The Uncluded – Earthquake

Enjoy –

Oct 23 2012

Homemade Mummy Video

Enjoy.

Jul 19 2012

Preview Skelethon in its entirety

Here you can preview my entire new LP, Skelethon, in full. If you enjoy it – toss a few coins in the hat over at itunes, amazon, fifth element, or your favorite music store.

Jul 19 2012

Behind Skelethon – 15 – Gopher Guts

Skelethon is available NOW on Rhymesayers Entertainment. You can order it HERE, or at your favorite music outlet.

Jul 10 2012

Behind Skelethon – 14 – Tetra

Skelethon will be available on July 10th, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. You can pre-order HERE

Jul 09 2012

Behind Skelethon – 13 – Saturn Missiles

Skelethon will be available on July 10th, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. You can pre-order HERE

Jul 09 2012

Behind Skelethon – 12 – Grace

Skelethon will be available on July 10th, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. You can pre-order HERE

Jul 06 2012

ZZZ Top Lyrics

Here are the lyrics for ZZZ Top. Skelethon will be available on July 10th, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. You can pre-order HERE

Somebody in a cultivated moment of distress, composed themselves enough to artfully carve ‘Zoso’ in this desk, they was probably thinking “Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you” in they head, with a hell bound arm in a acidy wash, homemade curfew a thousand o’clock and the pot leaf tattoo his friend did drunk, like a badge of mystique though it technically sucked, taking the name of the father in vein on the way to the blade in his locker, estranged, a switch he’d lifted from a sibling’s skivvy drawer, who’d branched off into ninja stars, and never his shit was sharked to, here with a higher purpose, in the primal urge of juvenile berserkers, like Crocea Mors in a arcade drop claw gouging a valentine for Miss Othmar, watch, capital “zed”, slowly maneuver the “o”, “s” is the most difficult to control, finally “o”, into the eye of the goliath you go, that levy crushin’ percussion’ll pull the monkey upright, 12 or ghetto blaster, black or technicolor telecaster, lecture at a faster rate than class was making him develop backwards, it would appear you’ve spelled out all the answers

Somebody in a cultivated moment of distrust, composed themselves enough to magic-marker “Zulu” on these chucks, they was tryin to do the buckle font from ‘renegades of funk’, in a 3d frame of exploding brick, and whiz-lines for the locally motion sick, beyond gross but evoked a host of “oh dip” where a social neurosis owned the whole strip, heart of a cat with a lark in his mouth in the marrow of waiting his guardians out, flashlight, chisel tips, milked venom, pistol grip, images relocated from milled vellum to scissor kick, silent agreement at hand, king of the hill for a queen of the damned, she in the doorway seething began “that clean white pair had a 3-year plan!”, oops, capital “zed”, radical “u” in the cut, truly to beautiful “l”oser it up, “u” and he done, collateral damage a future alum, that key to Shambala, planet rocking, Bambaatta, sample chop, churning out a cancer for the vandal squad, analog, and he finds, animated colors on a page, like synthesized cultures on a stage

Somebody in a cultivated moment of resolve, composed themselves enough to publicize “the Zeros” in this stall, they was scoping every dog and pony previously scrawled, with a festering hate for the gum drop edge, ‘disco sucks’ tee, punk’s not dead, but a transient teen unsung godsend, via 3 bar chords and a mugshot grin, cheese, sign of a runaway tone in the face of authority thumbing it’s nose, cutting it’s teeth, pretzled up in special order vinyl, and birds that dip their belts in little metal porcupine quills, 2 dutch at a show in the front, low-key to the can for a smoke and a fuck, Trixie, fixing her lipstick up, when his mitts got bit by the mischief bug, snatch!, capital “zed”, terrible “e” in vermillion red, gimme an “r”, “o” and a slippery “s”, over a web of the shittiest bands, that beat your heart out, never bleach your favorite parts out from a learned curve, of bird fingers bursting out of germs burns, urgently, offered through the circuits of an earlier plot, I’ll see you at the bottom, ZZZ Top

When they ask how you, feeling you, tell em you, feeling like, something important died screaming, you, tell em you, feeling like, something even more important arrived breathing, something you should probably try feeding,

When they as how you, living you, tell em you, living like, something important died hissing, you, tell em you, living like, something even more important arrived giving, something you should probably try willing

Jul 06 2012

Behind Skelethon – 11 – Homemade Mummy

Skelethon will be available on July 10th, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. You can pre-order HERE

Jul 06 2012

Behind Skelethon – 10 – 1,000 O’Clock

Skelethon will be available on July 10th, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. You can pre-order HERE.

Jul 06 2012

Behind Skelethon – 9 – Racing Stripes

Skelethon will be available on July 10th, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. You can pre-order HERE.

Jul 04 2012

Behind Skelethon – 8 – Crows 2

Skelethon will be available on July 10th, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. You can pre-order HERE.

Jul 04 2012

Behind Skelethon – 7 – Crows 1

Skelethon will be available on July 10th, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. You can pre-order HERE.

Jul 04 2012

Behind Skelethon – 6 – Ruby ’81

Skelethon will be available on July 10th, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. You can pre-order HERE.

Jul 04 2012

Behind Skelethon – 5 – Fryerstarter

Skelethon will be available on July 10th, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. You can pre-order HERE.

Jun 30 2012

ZZZ Top Music Video

Directed by Pete Lee.

Skelethon will be available on July 10th, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. You can pre-order HERE.

Jun 30 2012

Behind Skelethon – 4 – Zero Dark Thirty

Skelethon will be available on July 10th, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. You can pre-order HERE.

Jun 28 2012

Behind Skelethon – 3 – Cycles To Gehenna

Skelethon will be available on July 10th, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. You can pre-order HERE.

Jun 28 2012

Behind Skelethon – 2 – ZZZ Top

Skelethon will be available on July 10th, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. You can pre-order HERE.

Jun 26 2012

Behind Skelethon – 1 – Leisureforce

Skelethon will be available on July 10th, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. You can pre-order HERE.

Jun 20 2012

Skelethon Ep 4

Here’s Episode 4 of the Skelethon series. Album out July 10th! You can pre-order HERE.

May 21 2012

Skelethon Ep 3

Skelethon will be out on Rhymesayers Entertainment July 10th.

May 02 2012

Zero Dark Thirty Video and Skelethon Pre-order

Here is the video for Zero Dark Thirty off my upcoming LP Skelethon, which can now be pre-ordered HERE.

Apr 28 2012

Skelethon EP 2

Aesop Rock – Skelethon LP – July 10th – Rhymesayers Entertainment

Apr 19 2012

Zero Dark Thirty Lyrics

Here are the lyrics to my latest single, Zero Dark Thirty

Unsigned hype, front line aeronauts flurry, zero dark thirty, zero friends, minotaur-fugly stepchild, evoke lunch jumped over plunging necklines, up, beside tongue-tied hungry enzymes, devolved into mothmen munching textiles, punisher, out past go-time, back 10 fried worms chubbier, brown grass both sides, canned food, manmade tools, Lanacane, band-aids, mandrake root, bindle on a broom stick, pancaked shoes and handshake-proof campaign, can’t lose, can’t gain, smoke out moles like a force of nature, pray fortune return to his favor, swiftly, maybe in the form of a nest egg, maybe in the form of a tesla death ray, or a solid gold scene with something better to celebrate than powder on your face like a flat foot on jelly day, m-m-moral compass all batshit, spinning in the shadows of immoral magnets, are we supporting the artist or enabling the addict, I mean, I guess it matters to me, I wish it mattered to you, how a thousand virtues, kick the same bucket like chinatown turtles

Roving packs of elusive young, become choke-lore writers over boosted drums, in the terrifying face of a future tongue, Down from a huntable surplus to one

(check his own) Breakneck pulse over colors in a drain that emote sugar skulls in the rain, flower-eyes melting, guided by a levy made of bath tiles tilting, quarter up and headed for the kill screen, no corner cut, no build team, only a particularly menacing, angle perpendicular to everything, boys room cherry bomb, boy/goon very much runnin’ with the devil in the mellotron, hello, here’s where a tale of caution, pounds coffin nails to bootlegs of Hawkwind, saw tooth, nevermind straw to gold, spin hearts on sleeves into heads on poles, arm in the maw, fish out pith like a business card from a jar at the mall, A-alike androids dreaming of carbon applause get stuffed with cartoon cigars, cold pack, neti-pot, home to roost, around folk backed into what they most lampoon, shook to the fevered brow and broke ankles, daisy, declawed pound, no thank you, fade me, failed all basic training but I spent a couple groundhogs days with a changeling, silouhette the god last cigarette, anything less would be re-god-damn-diculous

Apr 11 2012

Zero Dark Thirty

You can now hear the song Zero Dark Thirty from my forthcoming LP Skelethon HERE. Album available July 10, 2012 on Rhymesayers Entertainment.

Apr 07 2012

Skelethon Ep 1

Aesop Rock – Skelethon LP – July 10th – Rhymesayers Entertainment

Mar 28 2012

Skelethon – July 10th

My new LP Skelethon is coming out on Rhymesayers Entertainment July 10th, 2012. I am beyond excited to have new solo music coming soon. Here is the cover art done by Aryz -

Mar 16 2012

John Greenham Mastering Skelethon

Well, the music is done! Humongous thanks to John Greenham for a great job mastering. Here’s a little footage from his SF studio mixed with a giant dog and some other shit –

Mar 05 2012

Skelethon Art Info

Sitting here looking at the cover for Skelethon and I figured I would excitedly post that all artwork for this project is being handled by Barcelona painter Aryz. The stuff he has created so far is absolutely awesome. If you are unfamiliar with his work, I would very highly recommend browsing his website HERE. He was also featured in the November ’11 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine, and there is a lot of information on him at their website HERE.

More LP information coming sooner than later.

Mar 02 2012

Mixing Skelethon

Mixing Skelethon with Joey Raia.

Jan 27 2012

Happy Land Disco

Here’s a video Rob Sonic put together featuring a snippet of a song that I produced for his new record. The song is called Happy Land Disco. The record is called Alice In Thunderdome. It will be available later this year.

Jan 15 2012

Skelethon

Finished recording my new solo LP Skelethon today. Start mixing with Joey Raia next week. Bam.

Dec 23 2011

No Reno, No Fresno

Due to circumstances beyond my control I have to cancel my shows the 22nd and 23rd with Common and Wiz Khalifa. I feel terrible about it, and I am very sorry for any inconveniences this may cause. I’ll be back soon.

Dec 13 2011

Crispy Pepper

Got to hang with my old pal Chrissy Piper for the last couple days. Besides being a fantastic person, she is a force to be reckoned with behind the camera. We watched Win Win and Your Highness, and ate Mexican food twice. We’re about to collaborate on a digital lyric book for Hail Mary Mallon, as well as a bunch of other crapola.

Dec 11 2011

The Uncluded

The Uncluded are Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson. Coming Soon.

Dec 10 2011

Making A Demo

Here’s me recording a demo in my chair.

Nov 10 2011

Song Snippet from A.R. and K.D.

Here is a lo-fi snippet of a song from me and Kimya Dawson’s upcoming group LP.

Nov 01 2011

Grubstake Video

Here is the new video for Hail Mary Mallon’s Grubstake, directed by Alex Tarrant and Justin Metros. Album available HERE.

Oct 18 2011

Kimya Dawson – Thunder Thighs

Today marks the release of Kimya Dawson’s new full length album Thunder Thighs. I can not urge you to support this record enough. I worked on 6 songs on the record, some vocals, some beats, some other crap, BUT that’s not why you should buy it. You should buy it because Kimya is, in my opinion, one of the best songwriters we have today. Point blank – there is no artist alive that does what she does. These songs go places I didn’t even know music could go. Please do yourself a favor and sit with this one – headphones, car, whatever. Listen to the words. No bullshit. Being a part of this album is a gigantic highlight of my musical life.

Best,
A.R.

Awesome artwork by Alex Pardee.

Sep 14 2011

Evidence – Late for the Sky

I got to drop a verse on Evidence’s song Late For The Sky off of his upcoming Rhymesayers release Cats and Dogs. Slug also raps. Sid Roams produced. You can hear the song below, and pre-order Ev’s new record HERE.

Sep 08 2011

Soup’s On

Here’s 2 weird videos with 2 weird audio snippets. Soup’s on.


Aug 05 2011

Breakdance Beach Video

Here is the video for Breakdance Beach by Hail Mary Mallon. The video was directed by Alexander Tarrant and Justin Metros. This song appears on our album “Are You Gonna Eat That” available now!

Jul 19 2011

Lab Rats

DJ Big Wiz laying down some scratches for my new solo record.

Jul 06 2011

Phono Del Sol

FREE Music and Food festival in SF – July 16th -

Jun 20 2011

Home Sweet Home

A gigantic THANK YOU to everyone who came out to see Myself, Rob, Wiz, and Kimya on our recent tour. We all had a fantastic time. Performing Hail Mary Mallon songs was super fun, and it felt good to debut some of the stuff K.D. and I have been working on.

Should be announcing some more tour dates soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

Next on the agenda is finishing my solo album, as well as the group project with Kimya Dawson. In addition, some cool Dirty Ghosts announcements should be coming soon.

Here’s a picture of me feeding 2 baby goats in Oregon. Be good.

Jun 08 2011

Hail Mary Mallon – Meter Feeder Video

Here is the Video for Meter Feeder of of the new Hail Mary Mallon album “Are You Gonna Eat That?”. This video was directed by Alex Tarrant and Justin Metros. Album is out now in stores on cd and vinyl, as well as at your favorite digital outlet!

Jun 06 2011

HMM Hands on Video

Here’s a look at what Hail Mary Mallon’s Are You Gonna Eat That? looks like on both CD and 2xLP. This album comes out TOMORROW – June 7th. Also hitting tomorrow will be the Meter Feeder music video, which will debut on MTVU, and subsequently be played on MTV2′s Subterranean show. We hope you like our rap.

All shows with Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz

Oct. 5th
Atlanta, GA – The Earl – A3C Music Festival

AUDIO

Zero Dark Thirty

About

This is the first single off my new record Skelethon, being released July 10th, 2012 on Rhymesayers Entertainment.

Smock

About

Hail Mary Mallon is Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, and DJ Big Wiz. Here is their first single Smock. You can get all info on preordering this album HERE. Also check out the video in the NEWS section of this site.

Walk Like Thunder

About

Kimya Dawson’s Walk Like Thunder is featured on her upcoming solo LP Thunder Thighs. It is about trying to remain strong in the wake of losing someone close to you. I was able to write a piece at the end about my friend Camu Tao, who died in 2008 from cancer.

Shout It In (Aesop Rock Remix)

About

This is a remix I did of Dirty Ghosts track Shout It In, which also features a vocal guest spot from me. Dirty Ghosts are an SF based band who are getting ready to release their Debut LP. Info coming soon.

Which Way Is Up?

About

Which Way Is Up is an Atmosphere song I guested on that was featured on the Rhymesayers Entertainment Record Store Day vinyl picture disk. The original demo of this track was recorded on Slug’s porch in the snow.

Bosico (Butchered by Aesop Rock)

About

This is a remix I did of the Grimace Federation’s Bosico, which I ended up rapping on as well. You can check out the video we made AND download the track for free HERE.

Citronella

About

Citronella is a song from my 2007 LP None Shall Pass. I produced this one as well, and it featured cuts by my friend DJ Big Wiz.