baeble recommends: p.o.s.
  • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2009

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Like fellow Minnesotans Atmosphere, rapper P.O.S. (Product of Society, Piece of Sh!t, Promise of Skill, whatever it is he feels like) delivers a stylized brand of hip hop that pulls upon alternative realms of influence as it tears its' way through the listener. The swaggering beats, the urgent banter; P.O.S. - real name Stefon Alexander - means nothing but business the moment he strides to the mic. Of course that's just the sort of thing one should expect from a fellow who found his first musical love in the form of punk and hardcore music.

Tomorrow, P.O.S. will release his (incredibly packaged, btw) new album Never Better on the Rhymesayers label. Yeah, his label snatched him up shortly after releasing his debut album Ipecac Neat (they would later re-release it) back in '03. And his second album Audition featured a variety of collaborations with the likes of Slug (Atmosphere), Craig Finn (Hold Steady), and Greg Attonito (Bouncing Souls). But Never Better could be something special in that it will most likely mark the moment the punky MC really finds the spotlight. Killing it over whirling swirls of machine gun drum rolls, budding up with a gang of burly backup singers; Never Better is a terrifying tour de force that owns the listener from listen one. We recommend you pick it. - David Pitz

Never Better will be released on Rhymesayers tomorrow. P.O.S. is also currently on tour. We've got the dates below.

P.O.S. on Tour
02/05/09 - The Badlander - Missoula, MT
02/06/09 - Nectar Lounge - Seattle, WA
02/07/09 - Satyricon - Portland, OR
02/09/09 - Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco, CA
02/10/09 - Knitting Factory Hollywood - Main Stage - Los Angeles, CA
02/11/09 - The Clubhouse Music Venue - Tempe, AZ
02/13/09 - Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
02/14/09 - Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
02/15/09 - Slowdown - Omaha, NE
02/16/09 - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI
02/17/09 - Reggie's Live - Chicago, IL
02/18/09 - Skully's Music Diner - Columbus, OH
02/20/09 - Rock And Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
02/21/09 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
02/22/09 - Harpers Ferry - Allston, MA
02/23/09 - Higher Ground - Showcase Lounge - South Burlington, VT
02/25/09 - Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
02/26/09 - Canopy Club - Champaign, IL
02/27/09 - Stones Throw - Eau Claire, WI
02/28/09 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN

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P.O.S. on Myspace

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